We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story➹ [Reading] ➻ We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story By Josh Sundquist ➮ – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk When I was twenty five years old it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend At the time I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship so this bit of news came as some When I was twenty five years old Hang Out Epub ß it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend At the time I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship so this bit of news came as something of a shockWhy was Josh still single To find out he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up What went wrongThe results of Josh’s semiscientific investigation We Should Kindle - are in your hands From a disastrous Putt Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot to his introduction to CFD Close Fast Dancing and 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 placesFeaturing exclusive new content for the paperback edition this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered “Is there something wrong with me”Spoiler alert The answer is no. I loved the concept here and the overall message of the book but i do feel like the general storytelling cycle from crush to crush became little repetitive as the book went It was a super uick entertaining read though and I did enjoy myself More detailed thoughts here in my booktalk I'd rate it a 34 and an 85 on my percent scale This book was so great If you're a fan of Josh Sunduist's YouTube videos youtubecomjoshsunduist you're sure to enjoy this book The stories were awkward hilarious and at times relatable The one thing that I felt would've improved this book was a stronger ending Other than that this book was on point the whole way through I'm so happy I got the chance to read this book and I'll definitely be picking up of Josh's books in the future I’m not much of a non fiction reader that much is obvious from the titles I read I’m definitely not a huge fan of autobiographies especially when celebrities write them but I took an exception with this book because the title alone already shouts “READ ME “ so read it I did Here we have a Youtube sensation a cancer survivor an amputee and a motivational speaker who decides to write an autobiography but guess what he writes about? His hilarious romantic although mostly failed uests This is just so refreshing and I enjoyed every bit of it The entire account had me literally laughing out loud from page one although I must admit there are some parts that broke my heart just a bit Mr Josh Sunduist made sure though that the sadness wouldn’t linger through his creative and scientific analyses of his personal dating or the lack of it His definitions scientific observations and diagrams are hilarious I couldn’t stop laughing at his dancing terms I love how he makes light of challenging situations and even of his own difficult experiences He even makes a diagram comparing his odds at beating cancer being higher than his odds at winning Prom King Just Lol The book reads like a novel actually and it’s probably why I enjoyed it In the end it manages to become inspirational without being preachy or without trying too hard I’m looking forward to reading his debut novel I wanted her to suffer through every bit of awkwardness possible as punishment for not liking me back pg 241 This pretty much summarizes the grossly misogynistic vibes that this book gives off So once upon a time I was subscribed to Josh Sunduist on Youtube and he seemed like a nice enough guy I have long since unsubbed for reasons I can't remember However a book blogger who I trust has spoken highly about this book saying it reads like a hilarious YA fiction That coupled with the fact that my library charged me 50 cents to ship this book over from a different branch are the only things that got me through this tedious bookThe first 25 or so pages were pretty good and well written discussing Josh's amputation and how he's maintained a sunny disposition despite losing his leg to cancer There's a lot of substance in those first few pagesSadly the book uickly goes downhill 200 pages were spent chronicling Josh's various instances of striking out with girls it was like 4 or 5 girls In these 200 pages he goes into EXCRUCIATING detail on his failed attempts to get a girlfriend excruciating in every sense of the word I cringed as he described stalking and tracking down middle school crushes on Facebook 10 years later as well as his intense detail Then she said this then I said this then she blinked Oh and she had on a blue cardigan NO ONE NEEDS TO KNOW ALL THIS What turned me off the most was the fact that a 30 something man decided to write a book about how the 5 girls he's had crushes on in his life didn't reciprocate his feelings He tries to sugarcoat it with humor yet it comes off as very bitter at times Newsflash yeah having your crush not like you back sucks but no one owes anyone love sex or affection and I'm sick of this mentality that they do and even tired of the idea of the friend zone ugh This isn't cute or uirky or all that funny it's creepy and weird and doesn't show any character growth If it was a work of fiction I wouldn't be so troubled but alas 455 starsI really really enjoyed this book It was lovely Full review to come soon Mr Sunduist is immediately like able than that he’s embraceable In no time I just wanted to scoop him up and carry around in my pocket Later “I wanted to be the parrot on his shoulder” I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy NelsonHis story is sweet honest and little bit heart breaking on the one hand On the other; it is brave bold and courageous Wholly admirable and humorous reading We Should Hang Out Sometime is absolutely one of the best ways I can think of to spend some time Mr Sunduist’s open honesty and sincerity make the book I want to give a copy of this to everyone I knowMr Sunduist’s “true story” is many many things Embarrassing should not be one of them uite the opposite He should be filled with pride to actually do what so many of us fantasize aboutgo back and ask “WHY?” I believe that the answers he received surprised him and that he was able to learn from them to understand about himself As it turns out he finally found the answer to the one uestion he couldn’t ask aloud He was the only person that could truly answer the most relevant uestion Finally he didWell done And so ends my brief infatuation with non fiction humorWe Should Hang Out Sometime is cute and mildly rib tickling but what horrifies me is that the whole premise is based on a grown man hunting down his ex girlfriends and demanding to know why they broke up with himNo matter how you frame it it's creepy and violating At one point he mentions that it was really difficult to track down one of his past loves on Facebook but because of his mad tech skills he succeeded What commitment What dedication What a stalker That aside I enjoyed the portrayal of disability Often I found myself nodding along as Sunduist narrated his life as an amputee he lost his leg from thigh down due to cancer like having to constantly ask his camp counselor what activity they're doing next so he can decide to go prosthetic leg on or leg off I had developed these rules during the three years since I'd lost my leg It wasn't like I sat down one day and said What are some good rules I can write for myself? Instead they had taken root and sprouted with conscious attention Being wheelchair bound I have my own set of rules such as calling ahead to see a restaurant or theater has wheelchair access Opting for trousers instead of miniskirts if I know I'll have to get up at one point Arriving early every outing to locate elevators These tasks are second nature to me and I'm glad Sunduist is getting word out on how it feels to be handicapped in a realistic mannerThe ending—ergo the reason why he can't find a girlfriend—is supremely cornyview spoilerOh it's because I didn't believe in myself and think I'm less than others but it turns out I'm not I'm awesome dammit And I deserve a girlfriend hide spoiler It's oh so hard being a guyFirst of all thank you Netgalley and Little Brown Books for Young Readers for an egalley of this book Here is my honest reviewEven though this book is directed for Young Adults I'm not sure actual YAs will enjoy it much This is the reminiscing of 25? 30? year old man who is trying to figure out why he's never had a girlfriend I usually define YA as teenaged years usually 12 1820 Being at the end of the YA years I could enjoy this book much than a 16 or 17 year old couldThe first 30% of this book was enjoyable The narrative is funny and the stories are awkward and weird as any middle school love story can be It has a feel of Abundance of Katherine's by John Green when Josh retells the stories of his previous disasters with girlsHowever the last 70% of the book became repetitive and uite honestly annoying While Josh struggled to figure out why the heck the girls weren't declaring their love for him I was struggling with why I should care about it Seriously There is no lesson learned for me and other than being occasionally amused with Josh's tales of woe I didn't really care for his attempts at conuestsThe I read the I got fed up with the need for a girlfriend It felt like he had a sense of entitlement throughout the book Like he deserved a girlfriend and shouldn't have been turned down for whatever reason He couldn't be doing something wrong no not at all While this irritated me I hoped that at the end he would come to realize that 1 he is not entitled to have a girlfriend girls aren't going to go out of their way to make his life easy and 2 he really needed to get a gripwait did I mention that already? SPOILERISH He does THANK GODWhile I didn't hate the book I didn't love it either It just wasn'tlife inspiring or life changing or something radically memorable Just a guy talking about his need for a girlfriend that he can't get Moving onSince Josh feels the need to tell us all about his 25 30 years of girlfriendless tragedies I would like to share my 20 years of boyfriendless tragedies or rather my acceptance of not needing a boyfriend So as of this moment I have never had a boyfriend have never been kissed but seem to be free of whatever possessed Josh to NEED a girlfriend Maybe it's because I'm a girlAnd there you have it my short shorter than this book story about my lack of love life You probably didn't want to read about it Just like I didn't want to read about Josh's 455 starsPrologue I saw this was available from my library online so I thought to myself What the heck Why not? And checked it out What an absolutely pleasant surprise it wasBackground I really had no idea what to expect going into this book other than having watched Josh's videos for about 5 years now oh you aren't subscribed? Well then SUBSCRIBE ALREADY I know his sense of humor his use of graphs his life story in general and even some of the anecdotes that appear in this book because of his videos We Should Hang Out Sometime chronicles Josh's romantic escapades or lack thereof as he investigates what exactly went wrong in each relationship he had with the girls in his life Since he never had a girlfriend until around twenty five years old he figured something was wrong and he was determined to figure out what Hypothesis By the premise of this book alone I figured it would be humorous relatable and an overall entertaining readInvestigation I read it to find out what I thought And if you can't tell the way I'm structuring this review is exactly how Josh structures each section of the book according to each girl he had a fling with It progresses chronologically from when he was about thirteen up until the present day I loved each story for its balance of honesty and humor Josh is truthful He bares his own shortcomings and never blames the people in his life even when it seems that the world is against him He takes ownership of his failure to be straightforward with the women he shows interest in And I really appreciated that integrity It shows in his videos and it shows in his writing Definitely not for me I honestly expected than what I got from this There were some lovely moments but for the most part I found it REALLY hard to like Josh Reading about his interactions with 'pretty girls'his SUPER HOT crushes and how his thwarted attempts to grind on girls literally hurt his feelings just really really did not appeal to me He definitely does not come across as 'adorable' to me Maybe a little creepy though Just wouldn't recommend there are books with a lot less shallow lessons and revelations out there

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
  • Paperback
  • 352 pages
  • We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a True Story
  • Josh Sundquist
  • English
  • 22 October 2016
  • 9780316251006