Clearly I Didn’t Think This Through: The Story of One Tall Girl’s Impulsive, Ill-Conceived, and Borderline Irresponsible Life Decisions

Anna Goldfarb. Berkley, $15 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-0-425-24532-3
At 33, writer and blogger Goldfarb finds herself unemployed and back living at home with her parents, humorously revisiting her innumerable misadventures along the way. Her needs are few: attracting short guys, locating a great sandwich for after the bars close, and being able to stay out all night without her parents calling the police. Her inability to achieve these goals and her admittedly markedly bad taste in what impresses her, are what drive the comedy. Although she’s six-foot-one, Goldfarb has virtually no interest in dating men her height and instead goes for the ones who are a half-foot shorter, swooning if they’re nerds with a cool tennis shoe collection and good hair. The disadvantage, though, of being drawn to nerds, as she learns, is that they might have an abiding love for Dungeons and Dragons and leave a woman they’ve just been spooning for a game. On one date, her suitor lies about even being five-foot-six, and leaves her feeling like she could be his babysitter. Another night, after a party for techies, she finds herself pursuing a rich drunk guy so that she can get an extra fancy late night snack and winds up in a hotel with an awful room service sandwich. Goldfarb’s questionable level of maturity may not have made her a fully formed adult just yet, but her winning ability to share her tales of bad judgment without a filter makes it easy to root for her. (Nov.)
Reviewed on: 09/24/2012
Release date: 11/06/2012
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