I officially love this book! She reminds me of Mindy Kaling and me wanting to be her friend after reading her book. She’s hilarious, is so honest, and is able to articulate exactly what I’m thinking and feeling better than I could.
Having moved to California a year and a half ago I was in the exact same place as Rachel was. In a new city with only a few friends/acquaintances and wanting to make more friends. She dedicates an entire year of her life actively friend dating and looking for local friends.
As we grow older, school, boyfriends, work opportunities, families etc can put some geographical distance between our nearest and dearest friends. And we find ourselves searching for meaningful relationships and thinking back to how easy and effortless it was to make new friends when we were younger.
When you’re not in school, you’re not necessarily surrounded by people your age, or in the same boat and you have to really put yourself out there if you want to make new friends.
This book was so fun to follow along. I devoured it. She writes so well and is self deprecating and relateable.
We can feel a little awkward and nervous trying to make new friends and it’s fun to see all the ways she approached it. She went to book clubs, improv classes, went speed friend dating, met up with friends of friends, meet up groups, etc. It’s all things I’ve thought about before but have been nervous to try.
Like how many times have you been to a restaurant and had a nice waitress and thought she’s the kind of person I’d like to be friends with? I’ve certainly felt that way before but was too self conscious to ask her to hang out. We fear it could be taken the wrong way or that it will come off as desperate. But really isn’t it flattering? And who couldn’t use another friend?
This is one of my new favorite books and I can’t wait to read her other one, “Jennifer, Gwyneth & Me: The Pursuit of Happiness, One Celebrity at a Time.” Definitely read MWF Seeking BFF if you haven’t already! And it’s a perfect pick for book club too. You’re welcome! 😉