Choose Your Own Disaster

Choose Your Own Disaster

by Dana Schwartz


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A"hilarious and heartbreaking" (Jo Piazza) and unflinchingly honest memoir about one young woman's terrible and life-changing decisions while hoping—and sometimes failing—to find herself, in the style of Never Have I Ever and Adulting.

Join Dana Schwartz on a journey revisiting all of the awful choices she made in her early twenties through the internet's favorite method of self-knowledge: the quiz. Part-memoir, part-VERY long personality test, CHOOSE YOUR OWN DISASTER is a manifesto about the millennial experience and modern feminism and how the easy advice of "you can be anything you want!" is actually pretty fucking difficult when there are so many possible versions of yourself it seems like you could be.

Dana has no idea who she is, but at least she knows she's a Carrie, a Ravenclaw, a Raphael, a Belle, a former emo kid, a Twitter addict, and a millennial just trying her best.

"This long-form personality quiz manages to combine humor with unflinching honesty as one young woman tries to find herself amid the many, many choices that your twenties have to offer."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781478970392
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 06/19/2018
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 190,929
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dana Schwartz is an arts and culture writer based in Los Angeles with writing for The New Yorker, The Guardian, New York Observer, Marie Claire, Glamour, Mic, GQ, VICE, and more. She is currently a staff writer for Entertainment Weekly. She created a parody Twitter account called @GuyInYourMFA based on the people she's encountered in fiction workshops, and another one called @DystopianYA about the tropes in all of the young adult fiction books she's read. Her own (non-dystopian) YA book, And We're Off, was published May 2017 by Penguin/Razorbil.

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Choose Your Own Disaster 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
runnergirl83 More than 1 year ago
This one was really different. In between chapters, there would be a quiz and you were to choose which way to continue. Honestly, I had a hard time with that, I ended up reading the book the normal way. I know, that's not how this one was meant to be read, but I was afraid I would miss something interesting otherwise. The book had some interesting parts. Her eating disorder, that just made her human. It was still sad. The quiz between chapters made it quirky and fun. However, eventually I was just getting bored. The character was going through one meaningless relationship after another. One night stand after another. I have not read this author before, I'm not on twitter so I'm not familiar with the accounts she apparently has. I did see that she has a young adult book out and I put that on my reading list, which I may or may not like. Still undecided on the author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago