MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
True story: Girl moves to Chicago, gets married, and realizes she needs a local BFF. So she sets out to find one. Diligently. Like, beyond diligently. What follows is 52+ girl dates as the author searches for new friendsies. Most of the dates are duds, but some are promising. And by the end of the year, Bertsche has made herself some new friends (although none have quite attained BFF status by book end).
When I first started this book I thought the author was a neurotic whack-job (okay, not really on the whack-job part, but for reals on the neurotic neediness). And by the time I finished I was quite impressed by her willingness to put herself out there, not to mention by the energy it must have taken to go out on that many girl-dates. Good lord, I was exhausted just reading about it!
Also, I feel seriously deficient in the friend department. I need you all to move to California RIGHT NOW so we can bond over sushi (full disclosure though: I hate sushi) and drinks and we can go get pedicures after work and I can pour out ALL OF MY WOES to you after I call you up at midnight and you come running over, because that’s what friends do for each other.
Seriously? I don’t know about you, but all I want to do at 6pm is go home, eat dinner, and then relax with my book. I think I’m too old for this book.
Also, I feel like a total loser because I don’t have that many local friends. Thanks a lot, Bertsche.