Book Reviews of Been There, Haven't Done That : A Virgin's Memoir

Been There, Haven't Done That : A Virgin's Memoir
Been There Haven't Done That A Virgin's Memoir
Author: Tara McCarthy
ISBN-13: 9780446673815
ISBN-10: 0446673811
Publication Date: 7/1/1998
Pages: 224
Rating:
  • Currently 2.4/5 Stars.
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2.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Judging by the stars this book has, I have to guess that it's not well liked by other members. I have to throw in my couple dollars to defend the book. It will not be one I will be reposting here. It will, instead, be a book that I save to give to my daughter to read at some point in her life. Though I think she could more fully appreciate it in her late twenties, early thirties, for it to have any kind of impact, I'll have to pass it on before. While the author's path is not a path I took myself, I did think about it. I think it's a worthy path and anyone who criticizes her for her choices in life needs to question their attitude towards their own. I won't steer my daughter in any particular direction, but instead give her lots of information about various choices she can make in life and hope that she makes the right choices for herself.
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Helpful Score: 2
An interesting book. She claims she isn't a virgin, and I suppose technically she's not, but she also claims she's as close to a slut as a virgin can be. She's done a lot for being a virgin, and I'm not so sure I'd consider her a virgin, but I guess if she considers herself one, that's her decision.
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Helpful Score: 1
Not as good as I hoped it would be. Somewhat repetitive.
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Helpful Score: 1
On the cover it says, "The Hip, Controversial Book That Everybody's Talking About." Hmmm. Really? Because I didn't see it. Personally, I don't think being 25 and a virgin is all that earth-shattering. There are more virgins out there than we know and not just females. Case in point, her first chapter entitled "Kevin Parks." And several other boys from high school and college (Harvard, even). Tara also questions herself several times, thinking that maybe she's a "slut" because she's done "everything" except the actual act of intercourse. No. It's called being smart since there were no mentions of condoms or birth control in her encounters. It could have been a much better book. The premise is there but her style of writing is just tedious, confusing, and all over the place.
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A very funny and interesting autobiography.