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Astigirl

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  24 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Far from the grownup she thought she would be, Tweet Sering, 30-plus and tormented by a raging discontent with stale notions of how one must live, strips herself of the trappings of adulthood—no job, no savings, no insurance, and not even a credit card—and resolves to begin growing up again.

In this memoir that is by turns sharply funny, intelligent, outspoken, but also pa
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Kindle Edition, 169 pages
Published (first published 2011)
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Tina
Jan 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: women in their 20's to 30's, or women undergoing "quarter-life crisis"
Recommended to Tina by: Flipreads
Original post at One More Page

When the new year rolled around, I was more than ready to start a new book, eager to start filling my 2012 shelf. However, it felt like the books I was starting weren't really making the cut. I couldn't really get into it. It may have been just some kind of New Year blues or something -- I don't know. I received Astigirl as a review copy from Flipside on the first day of work and was all set to read it later in the month. Until decided to take a peek at it after w
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Monique
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Monique by: Tina

Original post here.

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I am not a very big fan of non-fiction for one simple reason: books from this genre tend to bore me. Save for memoirs or biographies of people whose lives I find remarkable or extraordinary (which are quite few), or accounts of specific periods in history (e.g. Holocaust period) that interest me, or self-help/advice books that I could learn from at any given period (e.g. the What to Expect series, starting from when I was pregnant), I generally stay away from non-fiction.

Ast
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JL Torres
Aug 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer -- I was tasked to judge 3 books for the Essay Category for the 1st Filipino Reader's Choice Award and here's my short review of Astigirl, one of the finalists:

For some reason, I enjoyed reading this book. While It’s a Mens World by Bebang Siy felt like its more grounded containing mostly personal narrative of life snippets, Astigirl by Tweet Sering is less earth-bound, unashamedly pulling the reader upwards into the clouds with life lessons and empowering reflections. Actually, I did
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Chorvelynne
Jan 09, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I know this is an award winning essay anthology and the author has written books before this but I guess this wasn't just the best first Tweet Sering read for me. I am always on the fence about reading short story collections and essay anthologies because I rarely like them. There's just something about the fragmented way of storytelling that puts me off. And again, nonfiction is really difficult for me to like because I am always used to fiction where 'the way' something is written is as import ...more
Kat de leon
Feb 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 50-for-2012
Astigirl is a collection of blog entries by Tweet Sering, author of Wander Girl. It documents her growth from the girl she was before to the girl she is today.

There's a lot of stories including in the book that a lot of us can relate to; reading this seemed as if I was reading my own journals, really. What's great about this book is that Sering was able to truly capture what it's like when one wanders off the beaten path and explores the world on their own. It's smart, funny, honest and really
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Bomalabs
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love how random Filipino words makes it to her prose, making it really authentic. Nice insights on the dogmas of being a woman and a man, and how that affects girls settling down and getting married rather than chasing their dreams.
Jennifer
May 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Every astigirl should read this book! :)
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