It was a real infatuation at first sight and one that persisted even when he spoke.
but what saves her is that she knows when she is being judgey, and she owns it.
Like every memoirist of the past decade, she wrings several stories out of Not Fitting In and Having An Embarrassing Family, which are such well-worn tropes that I’m eagerly awaiting a memoir by a popular person, just to mix it up a bit.
Cardiff identifies this as a “sex memoir,” although that makes this sound far more prurient than this book actually is, which she concedes towards the very end with a self-aware shot at books about sex where sex is “conspicuously absent.” It’s more a series of chronological stories ranging from childhood confusion over sex to a series of fairly tame dating stories, with plenty of space left for whatever rant she’d like to get into along the way.
It surprised me at the time but I gave it a that is what happens in our bloggy world when boys compliment pretty girls on something other than being pretty.
they just run with it…Copy received through Goodreads’ First Reads program.