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:Nonfiction
ISBN:1478970391
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:272 pages pages

Choose Your Own Disaster Reviews

  • Sara
    Jun 09, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

    A wonderful portrait of life as a woman who grew up on the internet. Schwartz is so honest about her emotions across a wide variety of harrowing and/or hilarious experiences. I liked the choose-your-own-adventure structure, but it did make me nervous that I was missing big chunks of th...

    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. part-memoir, part-very long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience ...

    I got this book as an ARC, so I'm guessing in the final copy it actually has page numbers instead of "turn to page 000" since it seems that some of the chapters are supposed to follow each other. However, I read straight through and managed to still follow the narrative. I found the wr...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

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

  • Andrew Shaffer
    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

    A wonderful portrait of life as a woman who grew up on the internet. Schwartz is so honest about her emotions across a wide variety of harrowing and/or hilarious experiences. I liked the choose-your-own-adventure structure, but it did make me nervous that I was missing big chunks of th...

    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. part-memoir, part-very long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience ...

    I got this book as an ARC, so I'm guessing in the final copy it actually has page numbers instead of "turn to page 000" since it seems that some of the chapters are supposed to follow each other. However, I read straight through and managed to still follow the narrative. I found the wr...

    Writing a memoir about your twenties while you are still in your twenties and getting it published by a major publisher is some Big Dick Energy. And writing it in 2nd person? Not even @guyinyourMFA would risk that. It?s surprising that it works as well as it does, since I?m not a f...

  • Kari
    Jun 24, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Taylor
    Jun 20, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

  • Diana
    Jul 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Phoebe
    Jul 12, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

    A wonderful portrait of life as a woman who grew up on the internet. Schwartz is so honest about her emotions across a wide variety of harrowing and/or hilarious experiences. I liked the choose-your-own-adventure structure, but it did make me nervous that I was missing big chunks of th...

    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. part-memoir, part-very long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience ...

    I got this book as an ARC, so I'm guessing in the final copy it actually has page numbers instead of "turn to page 000" since it seems that some of the chapters are supposed to follow each other. However, I read straight through and managed to still follow the narrative. I found the wr...

    Writing a memoir about your twenties while you are still in your twenties and getting it published by a major publisher is some Big Dick Energy. And writing it in 2nd person? Not even @guyinyourMFA would risk that. It?s surprising that it works as well as it does, since I?m not a f...

    This is my favorite book of the summer. Though I too hate the term ?beach reads? and its implied femininity, I do agree that this book is light and easy while also touching on some incredibly important & relatable topics (ie: eating disorders, depression, Tinder / relationships...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Apr 07, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Carrie Surbaugh
    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

    A wonderful portrait of life as a woman who grew up on the internet. Schwartz is so honest about her emotions across a wide variety of harrowing and/or hilarious experiences. I liked the choose-your-own-adventure structure, but it did make me nervous that I was missing big chunks of th...

  • 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...

    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...

  • The Book Addict (Bite-Sized Reviews)
    Jul 09, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

    A hilarious, thoughtful, and brutally honest memoir of a woman in her early 20s. I've been following Dana's writing and tweets for a few years now, and I always appreciate how vulnerable she's willing to be, whether it be about relationships, eating disorders, or starting a career. Dan...

    A wonderful portrait of life as a woman who grew up on the internet. Schwartz is so honest about her emotions across a wide variety of harrowing and/or hilarious experiences. I liked the choose-your-own-adventure structure, but it did make me nervous that I was missing big chunks of th...

    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. part-memoir, part-very long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Andrea Jenkins
    Jun 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

  • Anthony Pignataro
    Jun 20, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

  • Katrina
    Jun 24, 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...

    This is a wonderful book. Dana Schwartz is a fantastic writer for Entertainment Weekly and I adored Choose-Your-Own-Adventure novels when I was growing up, so reading this was foregone conclusion. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical writer's memoir. Sure, there are storie...

    Absolutely incredible and completely raw memoir. From binge eating disorders, sketchy Tinder hookups, jealousy, braving the BDSM scene, and cheating on the near perfect guy, Dana guides you through her 20?s in a way that helps you see fucking up can actually teach you a lot about you...

    The Choose Your Own Adventure approach to biography has been done before (see Harris, Neil Patrick), but I doubt it's ever been done with more brutal honesty than Dana Schwartz has brought out here. For a book that's bound to elicit a lot of debate about what actually happened in each ...

    I didn't know Choose Your Own Adventure books were still a thing. They must be, or at least they were when Dana Schwartz was a child, and she was born the year I graduated from high school. Which made me feel kind of old while reading her book, but also surprised that not much has chan...

    Wow! Even though I?m nowhere near the millennial generation, I totally related to this book and the struggle to close the gap between who we are and who we think we want to be. I?d say she read my journal from the early 20s, but I was never as honest with myself or as witty as Dana...

  • 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Amy
    Jun 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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 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 ...

    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 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. ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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 ...

    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'm not sure if this was a 3 or 3.5 for me...I definitely enjoyed it though. I think Schwartz has a great voice, is very funny, and isn't afraid to be extremely honest and vulnerable. I just think maybe I'm getting to that point where I'm actually SUCH an old millennial that it's hard ...

    I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's...