Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through: The Story of One Tall Girl's Impulsive, Ill-Conceived, and Borderline Irresponsible Life Decisions

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In Her Defense, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...

Although Anna Goldfarb is very tall, she can't seem to grow up. While her friends lead lives seemingly plucked out of the pages of an Ikea catalog, she is still trying to figure out where she’ll score this week’s beer money.

Maturity used to be something she aspired to, but as a woman in her early thirties, it is finally time for her to take a good hard...

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Overview

In Her Defense, It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...

Although Anna Goldfarb is very tall, she can't seem to grow up. While her friends lead lives seemingly plucked out of the pages of an Ikea catalog, she is still trying to figure out where she’ll score this week’s beer money.

Maturity used to be something she aspired to, but as a woman in her early thirties, it is finally time for her to take a good hard look in the mirror and ask herself, “Is adulthood really for me?”

Clearly, I Didn't Think this Through chronicles Anna's hilarious attempts to get her love life, career, and living situation under control. But, the more she tries to conform to where she thinks she should be, the harder it is for her to get there. Can't a tall, busty, smart brunette get a break?

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Anna Goldfarb knows that she's different from other women. Her priorities are different: Other girls judge men by whether they have a good job, come from a good family, and have strong morals and values. She looks for good hair, cool sneakers, and encyclopedic knowledge of Arrested Development. With such priorities, it's not surprising that she's dated guys who can toss food in the air and catch in the mouth or gone out with a copy shop dude who gives her free Xeroxes. Her offbeat proclivities get a full, hilarious airing in Clearly, I Didn't Think This Through. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original. Perfect redemption for anybody who thinks that they are weird.

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At 33, writer and blogger Goldfarb finds herself unemployed and back living at home with her parents, humorously revisiting her innumerable misadventures along the way. Her needs are few: attracting short guys, locating a great sandwich for after the bars close, and being able to stay out all night without her parents calling the police. Her inability to achieve these goals and her admittedly markedly bad taste in what impresses her, are what drive the comedy. Although she’s six-foot-one, Goldfarb has virtually no interest in dating men her height and instead goes for the ones who are a half-foot shorter, swooning if they’re nerds with a cool tennis shoe collection and good hair. The disadvantage, though, of being drawn to nerds, as she learns, is that they might have an abiding love for Dungeons and Dragons and leave a woman they’ve just been spooning for a game. On one date, her suitor lies about even being five-foot-six, and leaves her feeling like she could be his babysitter. Another night, after a party for techies, she finds herself pursuing a rich drunk guy so that she can get an extra fancy late night snack and winds up in a hotel with an awful room service sandwich. Goldfarb’s questionable level of maturity may not have made her a fully formed adult just yet, but her winning ability to share her tales of bad judgment without a filter makes it easy to root for her. (Nov.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425245323
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/6/2012
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 1,367,865
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Anna Goldfarb was born in upstate New York, raised in Chicago, schooled in New York City, and has settled in Philadelphia. She studied sociology as an undergraduate at Barnard College and holds a master's degree in journalism from Temple University. She is currently a full-time writer.

Anna has been called Philadelphia's "most popular dating blogger" by Philadelphia Weekly. Her blog Shmitten Kitten is a cult phenomenon. She likes thinking, eating tacos, holding hands, and pondering whether she could eat a taco while still holding hands. Yes, she still lives with her parents, but she will lie and say she lives in South Philly if you happen to be a hot guy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2012

    Absolutely hilarious!

    Absolutely hilarious!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    save your money!

    I really didn't care for this book. While I can appreciate all the crap this girl goes through being a single girl I do not find her to be someone I can relate to. She comes across as being a very immature and selfish person who brings a lot on herself and takes very little responsibility for her actions. I was really looking forward to reading this and feel extremely let down.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 24, 2012

    Freshkill pile

    A large pile stocked with any prey you can imagine, from mice to moose. There is food for every creature, no matter what they eat. The ground is mossy and comfortable, so many creatures enjoy sleeping here until morning, when gifts are given. To go where the gifts are, head to the last result.

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