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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,542 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rachel Bertsche Narrator: Annie Wood Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN: 9780449009871
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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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Starr | 2/9/2014

    " I read reviews on Amazon before getting this book--the negative ones focused on Bertsche's privileged life and complaining. But I loved this memoir of finding friendship. There were some ridiculous examples of how to make friends (paying for companionship, for instance) but otherwise, I got a lot out of it, having felt pretty isolated for the past couple of years. Now I'm thinking about setting up a few girl dates for myself. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Gartner | 2/3/2014

    " I haven't finished reading it yet - I'm not even half-way through - but I love this book! Rachel Bertsche writes with a wisdom beyond her years, referencing everything from Friends to Words with Friends. Sprinkled amongst her weekly "friend dates" is academic information about friendship and its impact on our lives. As I read the book, chuckling about her earnest attempts to meet her new best friend, I find myself reflecting over a lifetime of friendships and wishing, like Rachel, that I could text my best friends and meet them at DSW in half an hour. For anyone who has ever had a friend, this book will remind you why treasured friendships formed and the importance of nurturing in-person friendships both new and old in the era of Facebook, Twitter, and texts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Pipeling | 1/9/2014

    " I enjoyed this and came away from it with a lot to think about. It was incredibly readable and enjoyable and many times I could very much relate to Rachel and her thoughts and experiences. Unfortunately, it has also made me realize how lazy I've been about making friends. Hopefully it was just the kick in the butt I needed to reach out and make some more friends! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 1/7/2014

    " Loved it! Rachel Bertsche is hilarious and the whole finding new friends in a new city theme hit very close to home for me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stefanie | 1/2/2014

    " This was one that a lot people, especially twentysomethings, can relate to. The author is loveable and though it could've been made into a shorter book, I was entertained the entire time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather Doherty | 12/12/2013

    " This funny memoir about friend-dating made me think about the nature and making of adult friendships in a new way. It made me especially grateful for the one BFF I found when I was 33 years old, because I realized how rare it is to find a kindred spirit with little effort. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristin | 12/12/2013

    " Can't wait to go out and make new friends!! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laura | 12/10/2013

    " I couldn't stomach it past page 12. I couldn't relate at all to the author. Once she started obsessing for 4 hours about meeting another woman for lunch, I was through. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 11/21/2013

    " another year-long project book, good insights into what makes friends click and how hard it is once you're out of school to find and make close friends "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christine | 6/23/2013

    " Great book. Author moves to Chicago from NYC and goes on 52 "friend-dates" in a year looking for a new,local BFF. Bertsche's personal story is entertaining and interwoven with reports from studies on female friendships, which were interesting. Would definitely read her again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Marissa | 3/15/2013

    " Enjoyed the memoir. Rachel's descriptions of girl dates was humorous. I liked that findings from research were inerspereed throughout the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Louise Thomson | 2/15/2013

    " Funny, inspiring, relateable but long. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janell | 1/28/2013

    " Not what I thought it was. I was expecting a funny story - chick lit. It is more nonfiction. A lot of facts about why it is important to have friends - it will lengthen your life etc. Boring. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 12/29/2012

    " Well researched and very relatable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 11/8/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book. I found myself connecting with the author and the last 70 pages just flew by. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jacqueline Meiers | 7/16/2012

    " What's disappointment ! The book is boring and a struggle to go through it. The constant whining is annoying. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wonderlandkat | 12/13/2011

    " How to find friends in a new city: advice from someone who already has a ton of friends "

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