A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays chronicling her singledom up to age 25, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing that she is gay. She tackles everything from the trials of dating in New York City to the growing pains of her first relationship, from obsessing over Harry Styles (because, actually, he does look a bit like a lesbian) to learning to accept herself all over again. Exploring love and sexuality with her neurotic wit and endearing intimacy, Katie shares the message that it's never too late to find love--or yourself....
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Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out Reviews
It’s comforting to know there are more women out there who assumed they were straight, didn’t date men but never wondered why, and then realized one day, hey I’m actually a lesbian.
I didn’t think too much of the book though tbh.
I received a free copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway for an honest review.
This book was.....okay, I guess. It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't good either. I feel like the title was a bit misleading: "Growing Up and Coming Out" is actually more of "Coming Out and Spending Most of the Book Talking about Details of My Life and Opinions."
I tried, I really, did, and I'm sorry, but I just don't care about this girl's life. It's great that she's using a platform to talk about coming out and nav ...more
Katie Heaney published a book a few years ago called Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date, which chronicled her lackluster dating life - crushes on and dates with boys never seemed to pan out. In that book she was hilarious, poignant, and vulnerable, and because it was a memoir, I was rooting for her to find romance in her own real life.
Since then, things have changed. She's published some great fiction, such as Dear Emma and Public Relations. Oh, and she found her happy ending, da ...more
I'm probably biased when it comes to supporting other queer women, but I enjoyed this a lot and grateful that Katie shared her story.
Love, love, love, love, love this book. I listened to the Audio but want to buy the print too.
When I picked up "Public Relations" I was confused that Katie was thanking a girl in the acknowledgements. So I did what any millennial would do and I stalked her on social media. Then I found out that she had this book coming out about her coming out and everything made a lot more sense. Reading Katie's writing makes you feel like you're her best friend and she's confiding in you (which is probably why I'm calling her Katie instead of her full name). Highly enjoyed this.
I came home this afternoon and got my mail, excited because my ISBN Thinking of You shirt had arrived. But my excitement for that was curtailed when I saw a package from Penguin Random House just beneath it. What could it be this time, I wondered? Sometimes they sent things that caught my interest; other times, not so much. I hadn't heard of this book, or the author's previous memoir when I opened the box, but reading the back blurb immediately caught my interest. With no further ado, I sat down ...more
I genuinely loved this SO MUCH. I could relate to a great number of things in Katie's story, and I laughed out loud a lot, particularly during the sections about Harry Styles (which, again, I related to very much, haha). I enjoyed this more than Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date, probably because the themes in this appealed to me more, but I also felt that Katie's voice in this was more... grown up? It felt like she has a lot more internal security now, and that was comforting t ...more