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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
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May 20, 2014 | ISBN 9780804137607

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There are lots of books out there about being the single girl in your crowd, but Kristin Newman’s is a special one; it’s truly hilarious and travel-oriented, which makes it perfect for summer.”Glamour Magazine

“If you liked Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs, try What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman.”—The Boston Globe

“Newman adeptly mixes humor and heart, making this the perfect read for anyone in search of love, adventures abroad, or both.”Booklist

“Kristin Newman reminds me of David Sedaris, but with more joy.”—Diablo Cody

“Kristin Newman’s tales of wanderlust are at turns hilarious, embarrassing, and then truly inspiring. Her thrilling escapades make me want to get up off the couch and book a ticket to some exotic locale for a sexy adventure of my own.”—Jane Lynch

‘Kristin Newman explodes the idea of the ‘singles scene’ into a thousand tiny fragments and scatters them globally. This is misspent youth well-spent.”—Patton Oswalt

“I knew that [Newman’s] book would be incredibly funny, but it’s also so heartbreaking, insightful, and full of adventure, romance, and sex sex sex! Do yourself a favor and read this book!”—Will Forte

“I have had the pleasure of joining Kristin on some amazing adventures and can say without question that she is as good a writer as she is a traveler. Which is to say, slightly better when she’s had a few glasses of wine.”—Nick Kroll

“Kristin puts the ‘lust’ in wanderlust and makes adventuring and even mis-adventuring sexy, fun, and at times even inspirational.”—Jill Soloway, writer/director

“Unlike the rest of us, Kristin took the road less traveled and that has made all the difference. Her sparkling wit and adventurous spirit will seduce you just as it did that guy in Argentina . . . and in Russia . . . and in Jordan . . . and so on . . .”—Nell Scovell, co-author of Lean In

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is sly disguised as sexy. It reminded me of George Eliot mixed with a woodshop safety film . . . a complete delight.”—Stephen Tobolowsky, actor, author of The Dangerous Animals Club

“Kristin’s book is such an uproarious, side-splitting, jaw-dropping-while-miraculously-somehow-also-self-reflecting page-turner, it makes me feel like I traded in my own wife and children for a time machine and a spot in her globetrotting duffel bag.”—Rob Kutner, writer for Conan, author of Apocalypse How and The Future According to Me

“Riotously funny, brutally honest, and hopelessly romantic . . . Newman’s global romps and brave takedown of the dated, divisive dichotomy between happy breeders and desperate singles is one of the most refreshing things I’ve read in a long time.”—Attica Locke, nationally bestselling author of The Cutting Season

“Makes the reader wonder if life should always be about deep introspective moments with earth-shattering realizations, or if there’s space for spontaneous conversations with random acquaintances . . . Newman’s irreverent and ultimately graceful memoir suggests there is.”—Etinosa Agbonlahor, Off the Shelf

“[Newman] writes about other countries and other people with a curiosity and affection that is crucial to being a good travel writer. I found myself, as an Indian, wishing [she] would make her way there and report back to me about my own country.”—Diksha Basu, The Rumpus

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