Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult. When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays chronicling her singledom up to age 25, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties,...

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Title:Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out
Author:Katie Heaney
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Genres:Autobiography
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:235 pages pages

Would You Rather? A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out Reviews

  • Meghan
    Oct 18, 2017

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

    We need more queer narratives like this! I especially liked: - The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out - The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/...

    I?ll begin by saying that I have read two of Katie Heaney?s previous books, and that I was the tiniest bit weary before beginning this one. Her first memoir, Never Have I Ever, was a DNF for me (at about 75%). I found it a little shallow and juvenile, like an overlong Thought Catal...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing a free electronic copy of this title. With a publication date of March 2018, I read an advance ebook of this coming out memoir by Katie Heaney, a young white woman who didn't realize she was gay until her late-ish 20s. This title ...

  • Anna
    May 06, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

  • Kate
    Mar 04, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

  • Chiara
    Nov 03, 2017

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

  • Tori
    May 02, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

  • Julie Ehlers
    Jul 12, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

  • Catie
    Nov 17, 2017

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

    We need more queer narratives like this! I especially liked: - The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out - The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/...

    I?ll begin by saying that I have read two of Katie Heaney?s previous books, and that I was the tiniest bit weary before beginning this one. Her first memoir, Never Have I Ever, was a DNF for me (at about 75%). I found it a little shallow and juvenile, like an overlong Thought Catal...

  • Danielle Booey
    May 06, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

  • Jess
    Feb 09, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

  • l.
    May 20, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

  • ND
    Apr 24, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

  • Samira Parsa
    Mar 15, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

  • Sonja
    Mar 06, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

  • Carina
    Mar 07, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

  • Paige
    Mar 07, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

  • Lea (drumsofautumn)
    May 21, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

  • Elle
    May 25, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

  • Jessica
    Jun 02, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

  • Jennifer
    Mar 16, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

  • Tony Snyder
    Mar 11, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    May 03, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

  • Chelsea Schafer
    Apr 15, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

    We need more queer narratives like this! I especially liked: - The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out - The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/...

  • Nicole Jarvis
    Mar 11, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

    We need more queer narratives like this! I especially liked: - The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out - The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/...

    I?ll begin by saying that I have read two of Katie Heaney?s previous books, and that I was the tiniest bit weary before beginning this one. Her first memoir, Never Have I Ever, was a DNF for me (at about 75%). I found it a little shallow and juvenile, like an overlong Thought Catal...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing a free electronic copy of this title. With a publication date of March 2018, I read an advance ebook of this coming out memoir by Katie Heaney, a young white woman who didn't realize she was gay until her late-ish 20s. This title ...

    I'd give this book all the stars in the sky if I could. This was the book I needed. I'm in the process of accepting my sexuality and coming out in my twenties right now, and this book says to me that I'm not alone. That it's okay to feel all kinds of worried and uncertain and that thin...

    I really enjoyed reading this. There's nothing earth-shattering about Heaney's writing style, but it's the first time I've read a book so close to my own life experience. I was highlighting huge swathes thinking, This happened to someone else too?! This woman had such a strange paralle...

  • Hannah
    Mar 16, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

  • Kristin-Leigh
    May 06, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

  • Rebekah Gordon
    Mar 08, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

  • Chantel (BW Reviews)
    Feb 07, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

  • Melissa
    Mar 19, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

  • Bookishfolk
    Apr 16, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

  • Lena
    Mar 31, 2018

    I received this book for free through LibraryThing?s Early Reviewers. It wasn?t until I actually read the blurb on the back that I realized that this was written by the girl who wrote Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date. I had really wanted to read that book and e...

    I'd never heard of Katie Heaney before I decided to pick up Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out, but the blurb was too interesting for me to pass up. Sexuality in general intrigues me, especially the personal exploration of sexuality. I'm always interested in s...

    I sat on my review of this book for half a week, because I was so emotional after I finished reading it. Katie Heaney and I have a lot in common. I've had a boyfriend--but ten years ago. Since then, I've had little to no interest in dating, despite feeling like I should. Her talk w...

    I have never in my life related to anything as much as this. I don't think I'll ever find words to describe what listening to this memoir meant to me. A lot of the essays actually freaked me out because that experience could've been written about me. EXACTLY like that. I can already f...

    This review and others can be found at BW Book Reviews. I received this ARC from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This has no influence on my rating. Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018. 4/5 ? This year, I w...

    My bad! How many times have I said I was going to start avoiding current memoirs? Yet, this caught my eye at the bookstore, I read a few pages that seemed good, and I brought it up to the register for reasons that my self of 9 days ago may have been able to explain, but my self of toda...

    A REALLY excellent follow-up to 2014's "Never Have I Ever." It was fascinating to read about Katie's journey of self-discovery and (sorry to use this annoying phrase) self-actualization. Funny, perceptive, and well-written -- I honestly tore through this one. ...

    I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught...

    I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) With...

    "Would You Rather?" is Katie Heaney's second memoir. Yes, at the ripe ol' age of 30 she has already written two of them! I have not read her first book ("Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date") and you don't need to either, at least not in order to relate to and understand...

    Buzzfeed profiled this book a couple of months ago and had a sample of the book to read in the article. I was immediately charmed by the author?s voice and the similarities to my life. I?ve never met anyone else in my real life who came out in their late 20?s or took so long t...

    It?s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn?t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I?m actually a lesbian. I didn?t think too much of the book though tbh. ...

    I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review. This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Mo...

    This book arrived Tuesday afternoon and I couldn't stop reading it until I finished it Thursday morning. It's the kind of book I'd bring into the kitchen with me so I didn't miss out on reading during the 8 min my pasta was cooking. I loved so many things about this book. It's sooo...

    Really more like 1.5. I wanted to like this book, and now feel like I was suckered by the LGBT table at The Strand. Shame on you, Strand employees! The author is insipid, narcissistic and just plain young, and that's fine, but I think/imagine/hope that if I had written a memoir about c...

    Thanks Netgalley for the ARC. I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and gr...

    Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too. ...

    Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat! ...

    I won a copy of this book from a goodreads giveaway, in exchange for an honest review. Some spoilers I originally signed up for the giveaway because I don't often get to read books (fiction or non-fiction) with LGBTQ themes. As part of the LGBTQ community, it's nice to see more ...

    Every once in a while a book crosses my path at the perfect moment, in a sort of unintentional serendipity - this was one of those books! Heaney spends a lot of words lamenting that her story is probably unfortunately unique but I related all too well, as another woman who fell pre...

    4.5! Katie?s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I?ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She?s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie?s officially been inducted into my book ...

    Heartwarming and fast read. I really felt for Katie and also laughed with her, and a little bit at her, but all in good fun. Queer women are powerful and amazing. Welcome! <3 ...

    I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story. ...

    When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sen...

    I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn?t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn?t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I?m so glad a book like ...

    We need more queer narratives like this! I especially liked: - The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out - The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/...

    I?ll begin by saying that I have read two of Katie Heaney?s previous books, and that I was the tiniest bit weary before beginning this one. Her first memoir, Never Have I Ever, was a DNF for me (at about 75%). I found it a little shallow and juvenile, like an overlong Thought Catal...

    Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for providing a free electronic copy of this title. With a publication date of March 2018, I read an advance ebook of this coming out memoir by Katie Heaney, a young white woman who didn't realize she was gay until her late-ish 20s. This title ...

    I'd give this book all the stars in the sky if I could. This was the book I needed. I'm in the process of accepting my sexuality and coming out in my twenties right now, and this book says to me that I'm not alone. That it's okay to feel all kinds of worried and uncertain and that thin...