“Oh, don’t judge me, people. We all do it.
“Don’t try to tell me that you’ve never checked that weird mole on your thigh on WebMD. Or how to fold meringue on Epicurious. And, there’s no way that I’m the only one who clears her search history after looking up how to give a great bl— (Um, that last one’s not important.)”
When newspaper reporter Avery Fowler discovers her husband is having an affair, the online help site HowTo.com is where she turns to navigate this challenging stage of her life.
If the Internet is Avery’s information god, then HowTo.com is her Holy Grail. Its live chat option is like having a virtual life coach for the low, low price of $14.95 a month:
“When I joined HowTo.com, it assigned me ‘Clementine’ as my advisor, based on my choice of ‘British female’ in the Preferences panel. That way, I can pretend that a Maggie Smith or Judi Dench type supplies the wisdom, tinged with a sassy touch of malt vinegar. (In reality, it’s most likely a bored, seventeen-year-old boy labouring in a New Delhi call centre.)”
Add into the mix a new boss, Victoria, whose managerial style calls to mind the Wicked Bitch of the West—or the Anti-Christ—and the poor girl needs all the help she can get! The stakes rise and hilarity ensues as our heroine struggles to take control of her personal life and topple her boss after she learns Victoria’s guilty secret.
With Clementine (virtually) in tow, our heroine tackles such tricky questions as dating after divorce, sex once nothing points north anymore, and how to cover attempted murder scenes (despite a paralyzing fear of blood) as the new and improved Avery Fowler 2.0.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Brash, bold, and hysterically funny - this is a book every woman can relate to and thoroughly enjoy. The story rings true at every turn. (I know the heroine well, because she is totally ME in a previous life.) Thanks so much for the beautiful character development, the nice pace, the fun-yet-thought-provoking plot, and the GOOD writing!
I didn't want to to put this book down! It was very entertaining, and Avery's personality was just hilarious! Avery is a 36 year old journalist, who discovered that her husband cheating on her. Not knowing how to deal with everything, she turns to her virtual know-it-all Clementine for answers and advise. I found that Avery was quite relatable and likable. She had a strong support network in the form of her friends and parents. I loved that her inner monologue was quite realistic - Even when things got messy, she still spoke (or thought) like the average woman. I really liked that. Dear Internet, It's Me Avery is a light, witty, and a fun read, it will suck you in and keep you entertained. I can't believe that this is Ammoscato's debut novel! I enjoyed her writing style. We got a teaser of the second installment, now I can't wait to read it. *This arc was kindly provided by Blue Moon Publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!