I got to hear the author speak and get my book signed at a recent book festival. She is as engaging and funny in person as she is in her book. I had no idea she was in her 20s until I read the book, she seems more mature (maybe that is why she married a man so much older than herself? Maybe I should put *spoilers* here...). Her book is very funny and engaging, and sounds like all the dating mistakes most people make in their 20s. I am in my 30s, and still single, but maybe if I had been more of a risk-taker like Ms. Headley I wouldn't still be alone! 5 stars for humor, entertainment value, and nostalgia for my lost youth *sob* (just kidding).
I didnt like this enough to finish it. The author is a smart dramatic writing student, whose writing was full of pretentious references to dramatic Plays, authors and artists, some classic but many that I had never heard of. So I found I was missing out the the references that seemed important to her writing. So start with some high brown ultra intelligent, college references, and add in that she dates a guy who wants her bite his penis. WTF is that? NOT even funny. Her dates were really sick people, I mean one date and a man wants to make her his fifth wife, and she goes off to his apt just to see how crazy he really is? I just couldnt be insulted anymore, by her I am smarter than you attitude and writing, but I will date only the stupidest weirdest men in NY. Go read something else and do feel bad that you dont know all these obscure playwrights or author she keeps referring to, just to show you how well read she is. Hey, she finds true love, just skip to the back.
I hated it. The author was _20_ when she decided she had no luck in love, and started saying yes to the DOZENS of men who asked her out. She only tells a few of the stories.
Found this quite amusing...the romps she had were very ecclectic to say the least. Props to her for diving right in...came just at a time when I became single after 11 years....very funny.
this is a funny and clever story of a girl looking for love in NYC. I really enjoyed this book!
It couldn't end soon enough for me
Great stories - from the truly tragic to the truly normal. Quick read, very entertaining.
Not as great as I thought it would be. Only a few dates are mentioned, but those that are have FAR too much detail. Moves slowly, not very funny. Kinda sad and pathetic, actually.
If this was not a true story, I would never believe it. I was laughing out loud from the acknowledgements at the very beginning - before the book even started! It is amazing what can happen when you open yourself up. I would never have the guts to do what she did - but I'm glad she did. A great, well-written, pep-you-up type of book. Highly recommend!
Hilarious! This woman dated some seriously interesting characters. But I loved her premise, that she accepted any and all dates because first impressions are not always revealing of the person. Some of this book seems like fiction, it is so off-the-wall, but it's not.
I was excited to read this book but it wasn't good at all. The author was 20/21 years old when she did her Year of Yes and it shows. I was expecting a more mature look at finding love and it was just a very typical college girls quest for romance. Many, many times in the book Headley delves off into a different topic entirely and reading it was frustrating at times. I found myself being forced to finish it, rather than reading it for pleasure. There are a lot of loose ends in the book that are never tied up. Especially frustrating in the last 5-10 pages of the book when new information was introduced and never explained. And then the book just ended with some flowery language, but it was a very abrupt ending for such a long narrative. I won't read it again and wouldn't recommend it to others.
Very dissapointing! I think the author has a skewed view of herself and that point in her life.
Great book! Highly recommended. The author is funny, engaging, and tells a touching story.