The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
“People always say I’m going to look back on these days and laugh — why put it off?”When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. ... show more
“People always say I’m going to look back on these days and laugh — why put it off?”When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and intelligence, her “Broke Diary” quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on.On buying ramen noodles: I am sooooooo embarassed. I only have 33 cents. I (please don’t laugh) put the money on the counter and quickly attempt to dash out with my Chicken Flavored Salt Noodles. The guy calls me back! I look up instinctively, I should have run . . . Why didn’t I run???!! He tells me the noodles are 35 cents. I try to apologize sincerely. I thought the sign said 33 cents yesterday, so that’s all I brought with me. Could he wait while I ran home and get the 2 cents? I show him my student I.D. to let him know I am not a thief. He shakes his head and motions either for me to get the hell out of his store and never come back again or get the money as do come back. I don’t know. He said something like “Nyeh” and swiped his hand in my direction. I can’t translate hand motions well.The noodles: tasty!!!
Publish date: April 10th 2001
Pages no: 212
Edition language: English
, African American
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
, Social Issues
It was good. I love the humor she has about the entire situation!
I was quite looking forward to reading this book, I thought it would be quite an amusing look at how difficult it is to make ends meet while studying. I actually found it to be quite irritating and self-indulgent. It just got on my nerves. It was funny in places but on the whole it was just plain an...
This book is hilarious! I read it all in one sitting, just after I graduated college. It so reminded me of the days when I was so happy to find a dollar in my pocket... a dime and I could get a soda and a snack! Bonus!!!
This book makes me laugh. A lot.