The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke by Angela Nissel

The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke

byAngela Nissel

Kobo ebook | June 12, 2001

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“People always say I’m going to look back on these days and laugh — why put it off?”

When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and intelligence, her “Broke Diary” quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on.

On buying ramen noodles: I am sooooooo embarassed. I only have 33 cents. I (please don’t laugh) put the money on the counter and quickly attempt to dash out with my Chicken Flavored Salt Noodles. The guy calls me back! I look up instinctively, I should have run . . . Why didn’t I run???!! He tells me the noodles are 35 cents. I try to apologize sincerely. I thought the sign said 33 cents yesterday, so that’s all I brought with me. Could he wait while I ran home and get the 2 cents? I show him my student I.D. to let him know I am not a thief. He shakes his head and motions either for me to get the hell out of his store and never come back again or get the money as do come back. I don’t know. He said something like “Nyeh” and swiped his hand in my direction.
I can’t translate hand motions well.
The noodles: tasty!!!

Title:The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone BrokeFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:June 12, 2001Publisher:Random House Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0375506705

ISBN - 13:9780375506703

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from quite the writer Normally I don't buy books that I haven't already read. But after reading an excerpt online I knew I had to buy The Broke Diaries. This book was quikry, funny and touching. Especially when you consider the author never intended to publish a book, but just post her rants on the internet. You will find yourself crying when you read this, mainly from all the laughing you'll be doing. It provides helpful hints on how you can survive being broke. Like the author shows us, it's best to laugh at a bad situation then to be saddened by it. I don't know if there will be a sequel to this book, but I do hope Miss Nissel will publish more works in the future. I know I will buy them.
Date published: 2003-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this book now! A friend in the States sent me this book when I spent the summer of 2001 broke and unemployed. I finally got around to reading it, and let me tell you, it's the only thing that got me through that period, and I busted my gut laughing so hard through it all. Some of Angela's situations reminded me of when my friends an I spent a year abroad studying in France - you don't know what you'll stoop to when you're a student trying to save a buck. Trust me, I know what the other reviewers mean when they talk about having to refrain from reading this book on the bus--in public for that matter. I recommend this book to any- and everyone, but especially the students out there! Enjoy...
Date published: 2002-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Angela is my hero! I have never wanted not to put a book down..and for this reason I finished it in one day. I had to actually stop reading on the bus cause I was getting ridiculous from laughing..It's one of those books which makes you say I wish I could read it like new . It's truly hilarious. I wish all books were like this one.
Date published: 2002-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WARNING!!! don't read this book in public Reviewer: tygris from Toronto, Canada i never thought a book would cause me to laugh on the bus, buy it other than wait till the library gets it, or let alone spend my time writing a review... but this book has. it had laughing so hard my mom had to come upstairs and aks me what was wrong...i told her and she looked at me and smiled. then asked if she could borrow it when i'm finished. ten minutes later and more gut wrenching laughter she walk into my room..."are you finished yet?" sometimes the punchlines are a little too abundant and the whole thing has you depressed about the fact that all this fun is going to end soon.definate re-read!! two words "buy it"
Date published: 2001-04-21