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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir | Kristin Newman
A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. Kristin introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players, sexy Bedouins, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the roada slower, softer, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Branwen
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Here is a stack of some of my favorite nonfiction books!

#gratefulreads #nonfiction @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Nice stack!!! 📚📚 1mo
OriginalCyn620 🙌🏻📚😊 1mo
Linsy Great stack! 4w
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Deborah42
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A fun read in which the author shares travel stories from her youth. A co-worker recommended this after we spent a day sharing our own travel stories and it sparked a lot of laughter and more conversation.

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Jencunnin
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Airport wine and thematically appropriate read before jetting off to Barcelona for Thanksgiving. Kristen Newman might be my new hero.

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kbuggle
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Pickpick

That title will slap you in the face, but a lot of fun to read on a plane to somewhere new!

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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Fun memoir. As a fellow world traveller I found it totally relatable. Now I need to go on a trip! 🌍✈

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Cindyelizavaz
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I had such high hopes for this book as it came highly recommended from my travel club.

1. I had to pick this book up thrice.
2. I wasn‘t impressed, but rather disappointed with everything about this book. I mean - the title was CAPTIVATING, but that was it. Nothing else in this book is worth mentioning.
3. Don‘t waste your time (unless of course, you‘d like to keep track of the number of men she slept with that was mentioned in this book).

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BookishClaire
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How's your #ReadHarder challenge going? Here's some inspiration for the travel memoir if you need it: https://bookriot.com/2017/01/23/30-travel-memoirs-for-your-read-harder-2017-chal...

HardcoverHearts I have one last book to read and I will be done! It's short story collection by a woman and I already have my book chosen and ready to go! 2y
BookishClaire Yay @HardcoverHearts! Well done ❤️ 2y
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Cindyelizavaz
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#nowreading on Kobo! It has been a while since I've read a good travel memoir. The last was Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Hope this lives up to all the raving reviews!

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erincb82
Mehso-so

Not what I was wanting it to be. The best parts are actual travel adventures, not her international hooking up stories. Seemed like she skimmed over the stuff that was interesting to me and really elaborated on the stuff that wasn't.

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ontheBL
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Tous is such a brutally funny and honest look into female singlehood coupled with wanderlust. It's amazing. I, personally, identified with it more than any other memoir I have read - I've read a lot.

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LauraReadsTheBooks
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Is this like "accept the Juan you're given" @WatchMeMerp ?

WatchMeMerp @LauraReadsTheBooks Or, "there could only be Juan..." 3y
LauraReadsTheBooks @WatchMeMerp Juan is the loneliest number.... 3y
WatchMeMerp @LauraReadsTheBooks You're the Juan that I want.... You are the Juuuannnnn... whooo whooo whoooo Juannnnny 3y
LauraReadsTheBooks Ok, I think you won with that Juan, @WatchMeMerp but....Ahem....Ladies and gentlemen, this is Mambo Number 5. Juan two three four five everybody in the car so come on let's ride to the liquor store on the corner..... 3y
WatchMeMerp @LauraReadsTheBooks youuuu betch! 😂 3y
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ginabeirne
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Mehso-so

A book about travel. Cannot remember which reading challenge this is for. 😂

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marzbars
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Pickpick

The vacation I needed!

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Britafish
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The title of this book makes me so happy

Megabooks Awesome!! ❤️❤️ 3y
Carleneishere Great title! Says the girl that posted my 25th birthday photo on Facebook of my husband and I in front of the Eiffel Tower, holding a Time magazine with the cover story "the child free life" 3y
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Rlweasley
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The number of times I have almost bought a one way ticket to Argentina while reading this book is insane.

Joannananamc LOVE this book! 3y
KEW527 A fun read, for sure. If only I could hop a flight to a new place & kiss strangers. 3y
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