The Broke Diaries : The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
The Broke Diaries The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke Author:Angela Nissel “People always say I’m going to look back on these days and laugh — why put it off?” — When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and ... more »intelligence, her “Broke Diary” quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on.
On buying ramen noodles: I am sooooooo embarassed. I only have 33 cents. I (please don’t laugh) put the money on the counter and quickly attempt to dash out with my Chicken Flavored Salt Noodles. The guy calls me back! I look up instinctively, I should have run . . . Why didn’t I run???!! He tells me the noodles are 35 cents. I try to apologize sincerely. I thought the sign said 33 cents yesterday, so that’s all I brought with me. Could he wait while I ran home and get the 2 cents? I show him my student I.D. to let him know I am not a thief. He shakes his head and motions either for me to get the hell out of his store and never come back again or get the money as do come back. I don’t know. He said something like “Nyeh” and swiped his hand in my direction.
Laughed my butt off. Read entire passages outloud to my husband, so he could laugh also. Lent to my friend, but she didn't like it. So I'm thinking the humor of this book is the type you'll either love or hate. Very quick read as it's written like a blog, which is what it first was.
Marci S. (MarciNYC) reviewed The Broke Diaries : The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke on
Helpful Score: 3
As a blog, this might have been fun to read and I might have laughed a few times. As a book, I find it dull and the funny moments are few and far between. In fact, I've given up less than 100 pages in. I don't give a hoot about Broke Angie.
Susan G. reviewed The Broke Diaries : The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke on + 2 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I loved this book! The author is hilarious and witty in her account, written in diary format, of her fiscally challenged, experience filled years in college. Anyone who has ever pinched a penny will really laugh (belly-laugh) when reading this book.
Colleen T. (rainbowbrite98) reviewed The Broke Diaries : The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke on
Helpful Score: 2
Hilarious! I laughed out loud several times and had to read it aloud because my boyfriend kept asking me was funny. I think this is a book that you will either love or you will hate. I don't think there will be any middle ground.
You have to have the right sense of humor to enjoy this book. I absolutely loved it!