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Title:
We should hang out sometime : embarrassingly, a true story
Author:
Sundquist, Josh, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2014.
Physical Description:
326 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary:
"Why was [Paralympic ski racer and cancer survivor] Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down the girls he had tried to date and asked them straight up: what went wrong? The results of Josh's semiscientific, wholly hilarious investigation are captured here: disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), to a misguided 'grand gesture' at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places"--Amazon.com.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 5.5 8.0 170998.
ISBN:
9780316251020
Format :
Book

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From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures.
When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock.
Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong?
The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love--or at least a girlfriend--in all the wrong places.
Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?"
(Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)


Author Notes

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, popular YouTube vlogger, motivational speaker, and Halloween enthusiast. Every Tuesday, Josh releases a new video to 200,000-plus subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is the author of We Should Hang Out Sometime and the bestselling Just Don't Fall . As a motivational speaker, Josh speaks to schools, conventions, and corporations across the world. He invites you to visit him online at joshsundquist.com or follow him at @JoshSundquist.


Reviews 3

Booklist Review

At age 25, Josh Sundquist realizes he has only ever had one girlfriend and that relationship lasted less than 24 hours. What made him incapable of having a relationship? Was it because of his prosthetic leg? Much better at science than at dating, Josh decides to recount his past dates and crushes to create a hypothesis for what went wrong, and then track down each girl to ask her what the heck happened. This is a hilarious and heartfelt memoir about a boy from a conservative Christian family navigating public school for the first time and trying to figure out who exactly he is without being defined by his disability. Josh's voice is engaging and conversational, and readers will relate as they laugh along at his misadventures. From a disastrous mini-golf date to just general, suffusing awkwardness, Josh (who grew up to be a Paralympic ski racer) discovers that revisiting the past can be both embarrassing and enlightening. Irresistible fun.--Thompson, Sarah Bean Copyright 2014 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

In an autobiographical account that's equal parts hilarious and cringe-inducing, Sundquist-a Paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, and motivational speaker-uses scientific methodology, complete with hypotheses and graphs, to analyze his not-so-successful history with women. Having an amputated leg never stopped Josh from attempting to date girls while he was growing up, but his insecurities and misinterpretations led to some awkward (and funny) moments. For example, there was the time he fell down on a golf date and ended up with his artificial foot pointing the wrong way ("You can't imagine the horror on the faces of the other golfers as they stared at a leg apparently so severely fractured that the foot was now capable of rotating 180 degrees"). From Josh's first "relationship" in middle school (which lasted 23 hours) to later ones in college, romance never had time to blossom. While his recent interviews and meetings with the girls from his past are often just as uncomfortable as their dates were, they also lead to answers as genuine as his narrative. Ages 12-up. Agent: Lucy Carson, Friedrich Agency. (Dec.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


School Library Journal Review

Gr 9 Up-Sundquist, a motivational speaker, author, and Paralympic ski racer (he lost his left leg to Ewing's sarcoma at age nine), has had terrible luck with the ladies. In this laugh-out-loud memoir, he attempts to figure out why he can't catch a break, exploring the matter scientifically by analyzing and hypothesizing about each of his failed relationships, starting with his first girlfriend in the eighth grade. Sundquist tracks down the various women he's dated and interviews them to test his hypotheses. Each section of the book is dedicated to a different girlfriend and time period in Josh's life. His various theories are often illustrated through hilarious charts and graphs, adding to the lab report feel of the book. This is a unique, earnest, and funny coming-of-age story about Sundquist's experiences as a cancer survivor, amputee, Paralympic ski racer, and motivational speaker. Readers will appreciate the humorous and often embarrassingly accurate tales depicted in the pages of this book.-Annalise Ammer, City of Rochester Public Libraries, NY (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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