A collection of poignant, relatable essays from the author of Never Have I Ever about coming out in her late twenties, entering into her first relationship, and figuring out what it means to be an adult.When Katie Heaney published her first book of essays chronicling her singledom up to age 25, she was still waiting to meet the right guy. Three years later, a lot changed. For one thing, she met the right girl. Here, for the first time, Katie opens up about realizing that she is gay. She tackles everything from the trials of dating in New York City to the growing pains of her first relationship, from obsessing over Harry Styles (because, actually, he does look a bit like a lesbian) to learning to accept herself all over again. Exploring love and sexuality with her neurotic wit and endearing intimacy, Katie shares the message that it's never too late to find love--or yourself....
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Would You Rather : A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out Reviews
I really loved this book! I could relate in so so many ways (at various points throughout the book, I had to step back and remind myself it wasn’t actually me she was writing about-it was herself). I couldn’t help but root for Katie every step of the way. I’m so glad a book like this exists. Funny, poignant, truthful, real and one of the most relatable books I have ever read about coming out, what that looks like, and what goes on in your head when it’s all happening. Excellent and highly recomm ...more
Would You Rather? was a refreshing, interesting, and funny memoir. Katie Heaney came to terms with her sexuality after much reflection about her dating history and male relationships. I found it intriguing, being a native New Yorker, that the author came to this decision while on a NYC train going to work. Her focused gravitated toward female passengers instead of several handsome men around her. The author realized in that 15 minute subway epiphany ride that she wasn’t straight. Needless to say ...more
Extremely relatable and Katie is like a best friend you can't help but root for. Also, if you haven't read her novel "Public Relations", every music groupie is in for a treat!
Katie’s memoirs have basically been a saga, and I’ve truly enjoyed the whole journey. She’s hilarious and relatable, and honestly we should all be so forthright with how little we actually know about the world and ourselves. Katie’s officially been inducted into my book lady squad. She knows wassup
Thanks Netgalley for the ARC.
I loved the other two books I've read by Katie Heaney (NEVER HAVE I EVER and the novel PUBLIC RELATIONS), and I loved this, too. Like her first book, in this one Katie is a very relatable writer, but part of that may be because we're the same age and grew up in similar environments (the midwest). I feel like this book could be written by my best friend, because it's conversational and real, and I love that. Like, if I lived in NYC, I'd totally want to hang out with h ...more
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Would You Rather: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out will be released on March 6th, 2018.
4/5 – This year, I wanted to read a non-fiction book by a queer author about being queer. This spoke out to me when I saw it on Netgalley because it was exactly what I was looking for. What I didn’t expect was to relate so strongly with the author’ ...more
We need more queer narratives like this!
I especially liked:
- The push back on the narrative the queer people always 'know' and are just hiding it until they come out
- The notion that when you discover/embrace your queer identity, it doesn't have to invalidate all the crushes/feelings/experiences you had prior to that
- Not everybody is on the same timeline and that's a great thing about the queer community-- so many different paths and experiences are what make it such an interesting community
Katie Heaney published a book a few years ago called Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date, which chronicled her lackluster dating life - crushes on and dates with boys never seemed to pan out. In that book she was hilarious, poignant, and vulnerable, and because it was a memoir, I was rooting for her to find romance in her own real life.
Since then, things have changed. She's published some great fiction, such as Dear Emma and Public Relations. Oh, and she found her happy ending, da ...more