Choose Your Own Disaster by Dana SchwartzChoose Your Own Disaster by Dana Schwartz

Choose Your Own Disaster

byDana Schwartz

Paperback | June 19, 2018

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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."
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...
Title:Choose Your Own DisasterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.12 × 5.25 × 0.75 inPublished:June 19, 2018Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1478970391

ISBN - 13:9781478970392


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dana Schwartz's memoir is the book you didn't know you needed I wish this book had existed when I was a wide-eyed 23-year-old, fresh off the plane in the big city. This memoir is funny, engaging, moving, and relatable, told in the endearing voice of a young person struggling to make good, grow up, and find herself. A longtime reader of Schwartz's writing (and tweeting), I fully expected this book to be hilarious. What I wasn't prepared for was just how much it would speak to the deeper, more confusing, troubling, and ultimately transformative experiences of early adulthood. No exaggeration, the moment I finished this book, I went online and ordered a second copy to be delivered to my younger sister's house. Everyone should read this fantastic book.
Date published: 2018-06-23

Editorial Reviews

"Choose Your Own Disaster is a salted caramel of a memoir. Her travails as an early 20-something aspiring writer/rom-com character are the perfect mixture of salty and sweet."-The Washington Post