Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without A Date
is her true account of the dating near misses and almosts that brought her to this point. And, of the kick-ass friends who've been there with her through it all. Ultimately, her stories are relatable and pretty damn funny — she brings you along on all the moments of over-analysis, self-doubt, and personal triumph that make dating both a little bit soul crushing and totally worth it. So, we strongly recommend going out and
picking up downloading a copy of the book today. But, before you do, read the excerpt from one of most representative chapters, below. You'll see what we mean.
The following is excerpted from the book Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date by Katie Heaney. Copyright © 2014 by Katie Heaney. Reprinted by permission of Grand Central Publishing. All rights reserved.
If I’m being totally honest (and I suppose I might as well continue to do so at this point), one little, tiny, minuscule part of the reason I decided to go back to graduate school was so that I could fall in love. It was second (fifty-seventh, really) to the desires to learn more, to become better qualified for what I thought I wanted to do with my life, to assuage my college nostalgia, and to make more friends, but that silliest reason was there all the same. Sorry, parents. Sorry, pursuit of knowledge.
Sorry, Sallie Mae. It is the sad truth.
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Opener: Photographed by Ruby Yeh.