Saturday, March 3, 2012

short book review

rachel moves to chicago to be with her boyfriend, who becomes her husband, and has a wonderful job...however she misses having close friends nearby and realizes how difficult it is to make new friends as an adult. so she sets out to find new friends by going on 52 "friend dates" for a full year.

i think a big reason i enjoyed it so much was due to how lonely i've felt living in a new place. since i'm rather introverted, i have a hard time putting myself out there. i loved the way rachel describes her dates - how awkward she feels, how hard it is to reach out to new people. it gave me some ideas on how to meet new people (now it's just a matter of getting out there and talking to people). she has a very positive outlook on the entire process, even when things don't work out exactly how she wants. i'm not looking for a new best friend, but a few new friends would be wonderful.

1 comment:

Brandi {not your average ordinary} said...

This book has been on my to-read list for some time. I had a feeling it would resonate with me, and after reading your reaction to it, I'm even more sure of that. It is really hard moving to a new place and meeting new friends. I don't have many here in DC yet: three bloggers, a friend-of-a-friend who has become a friend, a couple I met in San Diego, a high school friend, and one other. It's hard, but I'm finding more and more ways to branch out and meet people. At least, I'm trying.