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Snickering Out Loud by Jenny Sauer
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Mar 17, 2014

it was amazing
bookshelves: finished-reading

If you want sugar-coated advice, then you will not find it in Snickering Out Loud. However, if you are ready to put your grown women's panties on or your manly britches and swallow the tough pill or don't cry when it cuts against your grain or strikes a nerve, then you are ready to withstand this book. It delivers the raw truth and reality of dating hiccups while also providing no-nonsense advise on the art of smart dating.

I love the introduction of Jenny's life before she gets into the meaty stuff. She bears nearly all and shares her funny stories as she makes her exodus from childhood and her teenage years, into her college life and the "real world" experiences thereafter. Her quirky descriptions of those moments in time when we have those wild phases, brings this book to life and will have you laughing until you're crying. My favorite description was the reference to "her heart sinking into her anus". If the words in this book don't say enough, the pictures definitely say the rest. She invites us into her life, her family, her reality and it makes you feel like you're right there on the same page with her. At moments, I was convinced that I was related to Jenny. As you read along, you may find that there is a Jenny in all of us. For instance, you may be able to relate to her educational journey. She started out in one major but transitions to another, and one degree later, discovers it wasn't for her. She then revisits her initial passion and shadows others in the field, then later finds out that wasn't everything she thought it would be. Then she finally pursues her dream. I can personally say that I've been there..a couple of degrees later. What makes the introduction worth the read in itself are the learning experiences that Jenny shares along the way.

Finally, the meat and the gravy of this book is given in hefty servings from Chapter 3 all the way to the end. It begins with Jenny's own "red flag" moments and lessons in fruitless relationships. I think at some moment in time, we've all had a "Frank" or found ourselves asking our friends why they were with "Frank". At various points throughout this book, it reads like a survival guide which, in my opinion, is helpful especially to anyone contemplating a big move to an unfamiliar place. Snickering Out Loud also addresses those "red flag" types that we often make the mistake of dating whether we are young or older. Jenny mentions the "Shyster" who we find ourselves being the financial provider for. Then there is the "narrow-minded" type who doesn't support our dreams. The list goes on and on with those all too familiar life lessons, and funny-yet-serious scenarios to go along with them.

This book definitely takes you through a journey of self-discovery from the dating standpoint. Snickering Out Loud is worth the read and anyone who's sick and tired of making the same dating mistakes, should take the time to pick up a copy of this book. You may find that you were waiting for a book like this.

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