Feb 20, 2012

Book Teaser: MWF Seeking BFF by Rachel Bertsche

Teaser Tuesdays asks you to choose sentences at random from your current read.

As for my master plan, the whole fifty-two-dates-over-a-year thing, Cacioppo is skeptical. "It's a lot to take on," he says. "Friendship brings responsibilities and obligations. If you're tending too many, you may not have time to get really close to any of them."

Too many friends?  That's what I call a high class problem.

(ch. 2. This quote is from the complimentary Advance Reader's Edition that I received; final copy may differ.)

Title: MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
Author: Rachel Bertsche
Published December 20, 2011; Ballantine
Genre: Memoir

Publisher's description: When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, she 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. Bertsche develops a plan: Meeting people everywhere from improv class to friend rental websites, she'll go on fifty-two friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.


Mason Canyon said...

What a unique idea for a book. I have to say, in this day and age I can see someone doing this.

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kayerj said...

I agree one can never have too many friends, but I also agree with the fact that only very few can be bff's. Fun teaser. I'll post mine tomorrow.

Beth F said...

Are you enjoying this? I hear good things about but I really haven't wanted to pick it up.

Harvee said...

Beth: I see it as a piece of journalism and as such, interesting, to see what happens with each new person she meets.

Jennifer | Mrs Q Book Addict said...

I like the description of this one. I'll have to keep it in mind. I'll be looking forward to your review.

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I've read about this one too. I'm really interested in seeing what she has to say. At some point I definitely want to pick this up!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I've been noticing this one, and now I'm really tempted. Thanks for sharing.


Zibilee said...

This is a book that I have been hoping to read, and I can see by the quote that I won't be disappointed when I do!

carol said...

Great teaser. I still need to pick up a copy of this one.

Sandy Nachlinger said...

Sounds like a great premise for a story, with lots of opportunities for craziness in the plot.
Thank you for posting a comment about my Teaser.
Sandy's Teaser

Nise' said...

I have been seeing this book a lot lately. Hope you are enjoying it.

JLS Hall said...

Good teaser! This one is popping up all over the place lately. Sounds like a fun read -- enjoy!

Here's my teaser for this week.

Vicki said...

I hadn't seen this book until today, and now this is the second time in 1/2 hour!
Here's Mine

Karen and Gerard said...

That's quite an ambitious goal!

Here's our teasers: http://ourstack.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-teasers-incarnate-and-front-and.html

DCMetroreader said...

I really enjoyed this memoir (I read it awhile back). I especially liked that she was willing to put herself out there to meet a few local BFFs.

Excellent choice!

Colette S said...

Haven't heard this one.
I remember having a lot of friends but I was their friend and they weren't mine.

Sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

I have a similar problem so I should probably read this one!

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