MWF Seeking BFF

  • by Rachel Bertsche
  • Narrated by Annie Wood
  • 10 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she's thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. Sure, she has plenty of BFFs-in New York and San Francisco and Boston and Washington, D.C. Still, in her adopted hometown, there's no one to call at the last minute for girl talk over brunch or a reality-TV marathon over a bottle of wine. Taking matters into her own hands, Bertsche develops a plan: She'll go on 52 friend-dates, one per week for a year, in hopes of meeting her new Best Friend Forever.
In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates (whom she meets everywhere from improv class to friend-rental websites) with the latest social research to examine how difficult-and hilariously awkward-it is to make new friends as an adult. In a time when women will happily announce they need a man but are embarrassed to admit they need a BFF, Bertsche uncovers the reality that no matter how great your love life is, you've gotta have friends.

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What the Critics Say

"In this sweet memoir... Bertsche's pursuit is grounded in what most everyone is looking for-more fulfilling relationships and a sense of belonging-and she bravely provides some of the tools, including openness, persistence, and self-awareness, needed to attain these rewards." (Publishers Weekly)
"Friendship is one of the most important elements of a happy life-but it can be tough to make new friends. In MWF Seeking BFF, Rachel Bertsche weaves together her engaging and often hilarious adventures in search of a new best friend with the latest research about the science of friendship. I couldn't put it down." (Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project)
"Reading about Rachel Bertsche's search for that special someone, you'll find yourself thinking about all the friends you've ever had - and the ones you hope are right around the corner. Rachel writes with engaging humor and a measure of poignancy, too. You'll enjoy joining her on her journey." (Jeffrey Zaslow, author of The Girls from Ames)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-12-2011
  • Publisher: Random House Audio