MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search For A New Best Friend
When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and... show more
When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs—in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there’s no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She’ll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you’ve gotta have friends.
Publish date: December 20th 2011
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages no: 349
Edition language: English
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After moving to Chicago to be with her boyfriend, Rachel Bertsche found herself missing the close friendships she’d had in NYC. She bravely and ambitiously decides to take things into her own hands and invite other women to go on 52 friends dates during the 52 weeks of the coming year.As you may hav...
This book really hit home for me, as I am also a newly married MWF that could use more BFFs in her life. In fact, it may have hit too close to home.Over the course of the book Bertsche goes on 52 "friend dates" in search of a new best friend. I like that she intersperses the dates with all kinds o...
I picked this up as a light and cute read mostly because I just finished The Forgotten by Elie Weisel (heavy) and because my kids are home from school this first week of summer and I knew I wouldn't be able to concentrate.Unfortunately, this was not light and cute and entertaining. It was overblown,...
I really enjoyed this book. Not because I got great ideas to make new friends, but because it motivated me to keep up with the friends I already had. Friendships take work, and this was a good reminder of that. Also, I'm glad that I'm not the only one who neurotically obsesses over friendship stuff....
This was a fantastically fun read! As someone who's about to move to a whole new part of the country for grad school, I can relate to wanting a fool-proof way of making new friends. Rachel Bertsche shows that it can be done with a little open-mindedness and some hard work, and makes friend dates see...