Monday, March 5, 2018

Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True StoryTitle: We Should Hang Out Sometime
Author: Josh Sundquist
Publisher:  Little Brown Books
Publishing Date: December 23rd, 2014
Pages: 326
Genre: Nonfiction Humor Memoir
Series: Standalone
Source: Audio

A bright, poignant, and deeply funny autobiographical account of coming of age as an amputee cancer survivor, from Josh Sundquist: Paralympic ski racer, YouTube star, and motivational speaker.

Josh Sundquist only ever had one girlfriend.
For twenty-three hours.
In eighth grade.
Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: What went wrong?
The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places.
What made me pick this book up: 
I needed a non fiction to read for the challenge, and Jenn had read it before and said it was funny.

What did I like about the cover: 
Eh, it's okay. Nothing special to me. I don't really have much to say about it.

What made me read this book: 
Like I said, I needed a non fiction books for a task, and I'm not usually big on non fiction, but Jenn had read it and said it was really good, and funny. So yeah.

What did I like the most: 
I'm really not sure how to review a non fiction book, not gonna lie. But, the author is funny. He told the stories really well, made me laugh, and he was incredibly self deprecating, in the best way possible. And I listened to it on audio, and let me tell you, that was so great. I thought it was cool that he narrated his own book, it made it that much better. I also could definitely relate to the awkwardness...

What didn't I like: 
I did feel myself zoning out a few times, but I think that has less to do with the book, than it does the fact that I was extremely tired. I can't think of anything I didn't really like, except that it wasn't full of action, and thrills, and fantasy like I'm used to. At no fault of his own of course, but I really think dragons would just take this book over the top. (Kidding... mostly) 

Would I read the rest of the series/more from this author?
Love and First Sight actually looks pretty good, so maybe?

Definitely had me giggling at a few parts. So pretty good to be honest.

“Side benefit of dating me: free motivational speeches. It's like friends with benefits where the benefits are inspirational.” ― Josh SundquistWe Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

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JOSH SUNDQUIST is a Paralympian, author, motivational speaker, and Halloween enthusiast.

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