Go Ahead, Ask Me.

Go Ahead, Ask Me.

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by Nico Medina, Billy Merrell

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Would you rather be a stereotypically beautiful class-A moron or a Nobel Prize winner with a gimp arm?

Your best friend's significant other hits on you -- and not in a cute, in-front-of-your-best-friend sort of way. What to do? Blow them off? Flirt back? Play it cool, then fill your friend in?

Would you rather marry the love of your life and have no friends, or


Would you rather be a stereotypically beautiful class-A moron or a Nobel Prize winner with a gimp arm?

Your best friend's significant other hits on you -- and not in a cute, in-front-of-your-best-friend sort of way. What to do? Blow them off? Flirt back? Play it cool, then fill your friend in?

Would you rather marry the love of your life and have no friends, or never marry and have friends for life?

Whether you're hanging out with your besties or getting closer to your crush, these five hundred questions are sure to spark convos, truths, laughs, and buried secrets. Start from the front, the back, or flip to any page to find out who you -- and your friends -- really are.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Sharon Oliver
An extended version of the old "Coke or Pepsi?" games, this small paperback provides 500 questions meant to "spark convos" with your "besties." The questions range from the rather routine "Is it better to be late or early?" "What's your least favorite catchphrase?" and "Is it better to be morning person or a night owl?" to the nearly offensive, "Describe your ideal orgy?" and "What's your favorite sexual position?" Included are some truly thought-provoking questions, such as "What accomplishments are you most proud of?" and some sublimely silly, like "Death match: A Beta fish versus drowning angry fire ants—who wins?" The main problem with this book is that it is not quite sure who its audience is. The book is marketed on Simon and Schuster's teen website, though many of the questions are far more appropriate for college students or other young adults. Parents of young teens and tweens would certainly object to the numerous sex-related questions. This is a mixed bag of a book and not necessary for any library. Reviewer: Sharon Oliver
Publishers Weekly
In the spirit of truth or dare, this pocketbook-sized collection features 500 questions, designed to be used like a party game—the introduction explains the consequences of “passing” on answering any questions (for example, you might have to “Give someone in the room a compliment”). There are offerings both thought provoking (“Could you be friends or lovers with someone whose views are at complete odds with yours?”) and silly (“Hot or not: I.H.O.P.”) as well as moral compass questions like “Your friend gets a speeding ticket while giving you a lift. Do you chip in to pay for the ticket?” Sex and other racy topics get plenty of attention as well: “Describe your ideal orgy. Participants? Location? Activities?” Teens will appreciate that the book doesn't shy from edgy material; parents maybe not. Ages 14–up. (Oct.)
Kirkus Reviews
This conversation-starter crosses the line. Medina and Merrell direct readers to use these 500 browsable questions as a party game: Break out refreshments and take turns answering. The authors promise discomfort in the spirit of good fun, and the questions cover politics, celebrities, impossible choices, interpersonal situations and sex. The best questions are lighthearted and humorous. The worst are insensitive, insulting or simply in poor taste. Some are uncomfortably presumptuous: References to teachers and second-year seniors make clear that the intended audience is in high school, but readers are asked to name a "least favorite sexual position" and "best music...to smoke pot to." Some questions employ derogatory terms, such as "sex change operation" and "gimp arm." Others seem poised to hit too close to home, with jokey references to alcoholic parents and eating disorders. These questions may bring out a laugh or a juicy secret, but with so many sensitive topics on the table, someone will leave the party in tears. Don't bother. (Nonfiction. YA)

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Read an Excerpt

1. You're at your sex-god/rock-idol's concert with all your besties, and when the lights come on after the last encore, a roadie approaches you. You're invited backstage, but there's a catch: your...frumpier friends ain't invited. Do you ditch your friends and hang with the band?

2. Hot or not: Taco Bell.

3. If you could be made into an expert in one thing, what would that one thing be?

4. How do you want to spend your twilight years?

5. Agree or disagree: Cats can read your thoughts, and they don't give a shit.

6. Your best girlfriend is growing a seriously Frida Kahlo-esque 'stache. What do you do? What if, in the summer, the bikini line becomes the problem...?

7. What's the nastiest thing a friend could leave in your bathroom to push you over the edge to say something to them, even though it'd be vomit-inducingly awkward? Oh. And what's the grossest thing someone could "drop off" that would make you never want to hang out with them ever again? Ever again.

8. Who would you rather have punch you in the face — a priest, a nun, or a rabbi?

9. Who would you rather have as a college dorm-mate: an all-night-long gamer, an aspiring saxophonist, or an OCD clean-freak?

10. Who would you rather face in a fight — aliens or zombies?

11. Favorite body part?

12. Agree or disagree: I like to hurt people.

13. What's the worst part about getting old?

14. Is there a difference between tacky and tasteless?

15. Lab-partner arrangements are in...and you're placed with your arch-nemesis, your bitterest enemy. The one person in school who you wouldn't mind seeing flattened by a bus. What do you do? Are you thinking sabotage...or abandon ship?!

16. Which is worse for the environment: not ever recycling or raising five kids to adulthood?

17. If you opened a themed restaurant, what would the theme be? What would the specialty of the house be?

18. Hot or not: iPhones.

19. Vampires or werewolves — which are scarier?

20. How, and at what age, would you explain to your kid about their gay aunt or uncle?

21. True or false: I pee in the shower.

22. What was the best concert you've ever been to? If you haven't been to one, who do you want to see the most, and why?

23. Truth or Dare, or a nice game of cards?

24. Would you date someone who was missing two fingers?

25. Which is most essential, a bigger-screen TV or a better sound system?

26. Do you have an e-mail account no one but you knows about?

27. Favorite war?

28. Fun or dangerous: Swimming with dolphins.

29. What is your absolute biggest pet peeve?

30. What's the most hurtful thing anyone has ever done to you? What's the most hurtful thing you've done to someone else?

31. Agree or disagree: Racism is still rampant in America.

32. Girls who have a lot of sex are typically labeled as whores, sluts, ho-bags, what-have-yous...and guys who'll stick it in anything that moves are thought of as players. Do you agree with this statement? Do you think it's fair?

33. Freckles: love 'em or hate 'em?

34. How and when did you get your birds-and-the-bees talk?

35. Death match: Harry Potter versus Edward Cullen — who wins?

36. Would you rather be locked in solitary confinement for a year or trapped alone on a desert island for a year?

37. How do you explain the process of photosynthesis to your beyond-doable lab partner in the sexiest way you know how? If you couldn't give two craps about photo-what's-her-face, just make something up.

38. Agree or disagree: I am lucky.

39. Have you ever gone commando? (The beach doesn't count.)

40. Have you ever had to friendship-dump someone? Ever wanted to?

41. Would you (or do you) fondle a crowd-surfer at a concert as they passed overhead?

42. You get to publicly shame someone — who is it, and how do you do it?

43. Which teacher gets the least respect at your school? Does he or she deserve it?

44. Google Image search "dental dam." Any thoughts?

45. Fun or dangerous: Spin the Bottle.

46. Would you rather travel by plane, train, or automobile?

47. Describe your dream home.

48. Agree or disagree: J-Lo should just give it up.

49. What's your opinion on the people who set up camp outside Wal-Marts the day after Thanksgiving?

50. Do you search through people's medicine cabinets? Purses or wallets? Underwear drawers? Bedside tables? Copyright © 2009 by Nicolas Medina

Meet the Author

Nico Medina is the author of The Straight Road to Kylie, Fat Hoochie Prom Queen, and Go Ahead, Ask Me. He works at a publishing house in New York City.

Nico Medina is also the author of Fat Hoochie Prom Queen and The Straight Road to Kylie. He lives in New York City.

Billy Merrell is the author of Talking in the Dark. He lives in New York City.

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Go Ahead, Ask Me. 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My family had so much fun reading and answering these wacky questions. Whoever came up with some of these questions is seriously weird. I would love to sit across them at a dinner party. The introduction makes the book sound like a game, but we had plenty of laughs just taking turns answering questions. "Is it okay to defecate in natural bodies of water?" God no! Can you believe my dad said yes?! It lead to a passionate debate and a few funny fishing stories. The other review mentioned something about this book being gay, but I'm not sure why. This book isn't gay. And I highly recommend it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not gay but should i buy it???? Please someone tell me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!