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The Year of Yes

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2007

    It's funny, people & It's 'funny people'

    Life is what you make of it. I'm surprised by these negative reviews from people. I found myself laughing out loud to this book. This is one funny woman that I want to be friends with. If you can't handle a ballsy sometimes crass woman living life to the fullest, than maybe this isn't your book. Maybe it helps to be living in New York and living a life more like this than we'd always care to admit....but learning to laugh at ourselves and the our never-ending list of crazy new experiences. Bravo.

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  • Posted October 20, 2008

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    Yes. Yes! YES!

    I have to admit that when I first started reading THE YEAR OF YES, I was quite disappointed and annoyed by the author's pretentiousness. In the first chapter alone, Headley "discussed Kierkegaard," "felt disturbingly Steinbeckian," and described her cat's past as "Dickensian." I felt like I should be wearing a beret and clicking my fingers to performance art in a dark, smoke-filled room. Thankfully, I stuck with the memoir and the Maria who lived in a hut with her faults finally shone through. <BR/><BR/>Now, when I say "memoir," I mean it's actually a memoir. It's not something made up like A Million Little Pieces by James Frey or crude laugh-out-loud-funny-but-seemingly-exaggerated like I Hope They Serve Beer In Hell by Tucker Max. Maria's stories and words feel real, despite their outrageous nature at times. And while she's bitter occasionally, she doesn't use this as an overall theme as Anita Liberty does in her comical How to Heal the Hurt by Hating. We follow Headley's ups and downs throughout her year of yes, her loves and heartaches, the bizarre predicaments she finds herself in, and occasionally she throws in a moment of genuine laughter.<BR/><BR/>Being a fan of Seinfeld, I appreciate that Headley didn't give names to all of her dates so much as she gave them nicknames like Wonderwoman, the Actor, the Mime, the Conductor, the Boxer, and the Designer. It was much easier to identify them, remember them, and chuckle a little bit at them. <BR/><BR/>I gave this book four stars as it was very entertaining once I got into it, but not one of the best books I've ever read. However, that doesn't mean I don't recommend it. Quite the opposite. In fact, maybe Headley's YEAR OF YES is something we can all learn from. Not just in dating, but everyday life. Don't be afraid to try new things. You might just actually like them and learn something in the process...about the "thing" you've tried or about yourself! Kudos, Maria!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2007

    Pretty good...

    I really like this book. I could relate to the writers fustration that she deals with. I found myself getting kind of anngry because of the men that she came in contact with, they were so disrespectful! But what a wonderful ending...

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