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Stop what you’re doing and… buy this book.

I won’t say that Kristin Newman’s book What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding was life changing. It was, however, life affirming. I remember hearing about this book around a year ago and thought the title was hilarious. I didn’t get around to buying it until this year, after seeing a post about it from TheEveryGirl. It was one of those books that reminded me that every person’s path is their own. It also came at a time when I was having a bit of a crisis over my perpetual singledom. It reminded me of when I lived in Italy and traveled all over. I was so happy that I was single, because I could drop everything and just go. The book is part self affirming, part Chelsea Handler, and part travel guide. “Do the thing you’re supposed to do in the place you’re supposed to do it.” The book is something every girl, single or not, should read. It’s about the importance of friends, letting go, and trying something (or someone) new. It reminded me that things happen when they are supposed to and if you try to push something, you’ll end up crying on a flight back from Argentina.

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