Choose Your Own Disaster

Choose Your Own Disaster

A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting. Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledg A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions whi...

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Title:Choose Your Own Disaster
Author:Dana Schwartz
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1478970391
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Choose Your Own Disaster Reviews

  • Erin
    Apr 10, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

  • Nikki Boisture
    Sep 23, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

  • Jessica
    Sep 21, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

  • Courtney
    Jun 22, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

  • Marissa
    Jun 25, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

  • Mrs Mommy Booknerd http://mrsmommybooknerd.blogspot.com
    Jul 21, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

  • Catherine Tinker
    Aug 03, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

  • Meghan Green
    May 02, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

  • Emily
    Oct 21, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

  • Nikki Plummer
    Jun 19, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

  • Denise
    Sep 22, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

  • Melody
    Jul 23, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

  • Sherry Aske
    Oct 21, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

    I was expecting this to be funnier because of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, but as a whole I actully found it slightly dark in it's honesty. Dana is unflinching in all of her accounts: - Of her loneliness - Of her eating disorder - Of the hit of dopemine Tinder provides...

  • Adrianne Harte
    Oct 25, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

  • Nat
    Mar 31, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)
    Jun 17, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

  • Anna Godfrey
    Jul 02, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 28, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

  • Avery Epstein
    Jul 18, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

  • Karen
    Sep 29, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

    I was expecting this to be funnier because of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, but as a whole I actully found it slightly dark in it's honesty. Dana is unflinching in all of her accounts: - Of her loneliness - Of her eating disorder - Of the hit of dopemine Tinder provides...

    I struggled with this book. I wanted to like it. When I first saw that the book was a personality quiz/memoir, I liked the concept. I thought it was a clever idea. But the second person perspective threw me off. Dana Schwartz is an entertainment/life-style writer with parody Twitter...

  • Trevor Parece
    Jun 19, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

  • Annika
    Jun 28, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

    I was expecting this to be funnier because of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, but as a whole I actully found it slightly dark in it's honesty. Dana is unflinching in all of her accounts: - Of her loneliness - Of her eating disorder - Of the hit of dopemine Tinder provides...

    I struggled with this book. I wanted to like it. When I first saw that the book was a personality quiz/memoir, I liked the concept. I thought it was a clever idea. But the second person perspective threw me off. Dana Schwartz is an entertainment/life-style writer with parody Twitter...

    Choose your own disaster feels as if it is playing within the spectrum of being a lighthearted account of some of the author's crazy life experiences and a statement on the everyday struggles of a woman trying to find her way through her twenties. Overall, I settled on taking the b...

    So . . . I haven't read anything else by the author, and I don't know much about her. After reading this, I still don't feel like I know much about her . . . This book was a little frustrating for me to read. I partly blame this on technology. It truly is formatted like a CYOA book,...

    I've had a Twitter-crush on Dana for a long time now, so I was excited to read this. Her voice great; very real, yet still self aware. The personality quizzes were really funny. The choose-your-own adventure aspect didn't work great because I was reading on my Nook, but I just read it ...

  • Jim Smith
    Jun 29, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

  • Hannah Orenstein
    May 21, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

  • Emily O'Brien Miranda
    Aug 05, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

  • MJ Lee
    Jul 03, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

  • Erin Douglas
    Aug 25, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

    I was expecting this to be funnier because of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, but as a whole I actully found it slightly dark in it's honesty. Dana is unflinching in all of her accounts: - Of her loneliness - Of her eating disorder - Of the hit of dopemine Tinder provides...

    I struggled with this book. I wanted to like it. When I first saw that the book was a personality quiz/memoir, I liked the concept. I thought it was a clever idea. But the second person perspective threw me off. Dana Schwartz is an entertainment/life-style writer with parody Twitter...

    Choose your own disaster feels as if it is playing within the spectrum of being a lighthearted account of some of the author's crazy life experiences and a statement on the everyday struggles of a woman trying to find her way through her twenties. Overall, I settled on taking the b...

    So . . . I haven't read anything else by the author, and I don't know much about her. After reading this, I still don't feel like I know much about her . . . This book was a little frustrating for me to read. I partly blame this on technology. It truly is formatted like a CYOA book,...

  • Jake Steinberg
    May 26, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

  • Joe Cool
    May 27, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

  • Zahra Hassan
    Jul 11, 2018

    Personality Tests & Modern Feminism It's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone?s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; it's bliss for my nosy self. With this new release part-memoir, part-VER...

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained. ...

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process." I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my junior year of college. I was in a fairly constant back-and-forth of wondering "a...

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read the book. EDIT: I have now read the book and adjusted my rating. This book was tri...

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, and sexual assault. Her self awareness, and ability to turn life?s tragedies into come...

    FULL REVIEW TO COME ...

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the insecurities, the mistakes with not good guys, and the overpowering guilt after. Dana ...

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to anyone who loves GIRLS, BuzzFeed quizzes, or Dana's Twitter. ...

    This book is fantastic because it is not only fun, but flawed and real. Life is sometimes a series of disasters, but that is part of the learning process. If we cannot learn through our mistakes we are doomed to repeat them, right?!?! Schwartz has created a book that is original and ma...

    Dana Schwartz's book is mandatory summer reading for those who follow her on Twitter, and even those who don't. Raw and engaging, it pulls you into her world that's darker than I ever imagined it'd be. Of course, it still is wonderfully clever with all of its cringes and laughs. I just...

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I didn't know much about Dana Schwartz going into the book (true of many of the funny lady ...

    This book is damn close to being in my 20-or-30-something-female-required-reading category. Though some topics are uncomfortable (BDSM, eating disorders, infidelity), I cringed because I could identify with the desperation at hand. Real, important stories. ...

    I really enjoyed the "Choose your own adventure"/"Personality Quiz" style of the book. The second person point of view was well done and made the memoir feel a lot more personal - which really worked for me because I related so strongly to many of the sections. I felt like I was truly ...

    I don?t recommend reading the ebook version, missed whole chucks of the book the first time around. ...

    We can all relate to her ?mistakes? on some level. It was fun to read in the style of ?Choose Your Own Adventure? books from my childhood! Quick and easy. ...

    Dana Schwartz is a star and everyone should read this book!! It can totally be that new book you tell people to read when they ask for recommendations on Facebook. ...

    i know her! ...

    I originally wasn't going to read this because I'm extremely jealous of Dana's cool life and thought it would just make me feel bad, but I like her twitter so much that I decided to pick it up and I'm so glad I did. This is such a spot on and relatable account of being in your early tw...

    This is a tough one! In my mind, this is more of a 3.5? But I'm rounding up because I generally think Dana Schwartz is awesome. There are moments in this memoir where (as cliche as it sounds) I felt insanely SEEN. Like, "OH SHIT, I'm not the only person in the world who has had thi...

    I received this as an Advanced Reading copy through Indigo (#IndigoEmployee). I was originally curious when I saw this on our list of available books, since it's listed under "poetry" and, having never read any books in the poetry category before, I thought I had a clear idea of wh...

    I love Dana Schwartz on Twitter, and Guy in your MFA is one of the very few actual genius Twitter accounts. I expected this book to be a light and breezy memoir from an up and coming writer/comedian. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought. Sure there were a few light-hearted anecd...

    The voice of this book is wonderful, simultaneously witty and unpretentious, and I quite enjoyed getting to know Dana in this format. Some of the jokes and many of the references felt familiar, sometimes universal. I was immersed in this book from start to finish, but the reason I am n...

    I am reviewing this book for Library Journal. ...

    You might know Dana from @GuyInYourMFA or @DystopianYA, or even her personal twitter. And if you do, you know that she's funny, quick-witted, and cunning with her snark that cuts to the heart of tropes and trends and people that are less than savory. With Choose Your Own Disaster, howe...

    I am going to begin this review by saying that I read this book three months ago so the details aren't as precise as they would be if I had just read it, meaning I can't cite exact passages or anything. Having made this disclaimer, that also means I have been thinking about this memoir...

    I was expecting this to be funnier because of the Choose-Your-Own-Adventure format, but as a whole I actully found it slightly dark in it's honesty. Dana is unflinching in all of her accounts: - Of her loneliness - Of her eating disorder - Of the hit of dopemine Tinder provides...

    I struggled with this book. I wanted to like it. When I first saw that the book was a personality quiz/memoir, I liked the concept. I thought it was a clever idea. But the second person perspective threw me off. Dana Schwartz is an entertainment/life-style writer with parody Twitter...

    Choose your own disaster feels as if it is playing within the spectrum of being a lighthearted account of some of the author's crazy life experiences and a statement on the everyday struggles of a woman trying to find her way through her twenties. Overall, I settled on taking the b...