Comedian and NPR host Ophira Eisenbergâs debut follows her transformation from promiscuous slut to devoted wife. Her memoir runs the gamut of mating topicsâfrom unplanned pregnancy to religionâthough accounts featuring family are especially comical. âMy brothers and sisters loved telling anyone who would listen how my mother cried and cried when she found out she was pregnant with me,â writes Eisenberg. âThey took to calling me âThe Mistake.â Once I asked my mom about this, and she told me not to worry, we were all mistakes.â Despite the title, Canadaâs âyesâ girl offers no apologies for her looseness, explaining early on that she faced down death at a young age, which instilled a sense of urgency in her relationships. Numerous floozies out there will find truth in Eisenbergâs account, but even if youâre not one, you should read it because itâs funny. And fast.
Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, $10.76, amazon.com
By Whitney Dwire
This review appears in the Apr/May 2013 issue of BUST Magazine with Grimes. Subscribe now.
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