Choose Your Own Disaster

Choose Your Own Disaster

A hilarious, quirky, and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping (and sometimes failing) to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting.

Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the terrible decisions she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want!" is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be. Dana has no idea who she is, but at least she knows she's a Carrie, a Ravenclaw, a Raphael, a Belle, a former emo kid, a Twitter addict, and a millennial just trying her best.

Title:Choose Your Own Disaster
ISBN:9781478970392
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    Choose Your Own Disaster Reviews

  • Nat

    Personality Tests & Modern FeminismIt's known by now that I'm a fan of memoirs, given that I'm easily swept up in the juicy secrets of someone’s thoughts and secrets without having to reciprocate; ...

  • Jim Smith

    Not read this, but giving it a five star rating to balance out the one star rating by another bloke who hasn't read it. Balance is maintained....

  • Catherine Tinker

    Choose Your Own Disaster is 250+ pages of sighing in relief that "oh, thank God, I'm not the only one who has that thought process."I've been a fan of Schwartz and her Guy In Your MFA account since my...

  • Joe Cool

    The author is asking people on twitter to give this book 5 stars even though it's not out till next month. That's the definition of lame. Giving this one star and will readjust once I've actually read...

  • Robin Bonne

    Dana Schwartz examines her twenties with brutally honest humor using a parody style of the internet quiz. She shares relatable stories about disordered eating, dating the wrong men, mediocre dates, an...

  • Marcela Xavier

    First I'd like to discourage anyone considering getting the Kindle version. I got it and it made the format a bit annoying. After reading a few reviews here I realised I missed a few (juicy) passages ...

  • Lisa (Remarkablylisa)

    FULL REVIEW TO COME...

  • Courtney

    I feel like this book was tailor-made for me (probably because it's a choose your own adventure disaster book). I've gone through the eating disorders, the depression and loneliness, the anxiety, the ...

  • Jessica

    2 stars feels low but I can't quite bring myself to go 3 stars (so 2.5?). I love funny women memiors, so I was really looking forward to this, but I just didn't find it that humorous/funny. Also I did...

  • Hannah Orenstein

    I devoured this in one weekend. Dana's voice sucks you in, her stories are alternately laugh-out-loud funny and smartly introspective, and you won't be able to put this one down. I'd recommend this to...