Author: Katie Heaney
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Date Published: January 2014
Synopsis from Goodreads:
So begins Katie Heaney’s memoir of her years spent looking for love, but never quite finding it. By age 25, equipped with a college degree, a load of friends, and a happy family life, she still has never had a boyfriend … and she’s barely even been on a second date.
Throughout this laugh-out-loud funny book, you will meet Katie’s loyal group of girlfriends, including flirtatious and outgoing Rylee, the wild child to Katie’s shrinking violet, as well as a whole roster of Katie’s ill-fated crushes. And you will get to know Katie herself — a smart, modern heroine relaying truths about everything from the subtleties of a Facebook message exchange to the fact that “Everybody who works in a coffee shop is at least a little bit hot.”
Funny, relatable, and inspiring, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever struggled to find love, but has also had a lot of fun in the process.
For any girl who’s every had a crush on a boy, who’s fallen in love unrequitedly, or who’s been unsure of whether it’s love or not, Katie Heaney knows exactly how you feel and in Never Have I Ever she tells us it’s okay to feel the way we feel and be the way we are, no matter who we are. I have never read a story so true to my own life and my own thoughts about life, friendship, and dating. There were times where I felt like I was reading my own diary.
Katie’s experiences, although often a struggle for her, are awesome in their hilarity. She’s brutally honest and definitely real. She doesn’t hold anything back and because of this openness, her stories reach out to you in a way that’s unique, clear, and wrapped with amusement. I’ve never laughed so loud in so many public places: trains, bus stops, restaurants, other people’s homes. During the course of these pages, I’ve been asked what I’m reading, why it’s so funny, what does it say. This book is infectious! The laughter can’t be contained.
Every girl out there will relate to Kaite in one way or another. She speaks about a universal experience. Her experiences tell us that we aren’t alone. There are others out there that are just as awkward, socially inept, flirtatiously challenged as we are. It’s nice not to be the only one.
If you haven’t already read it, Never Have I Ever is a must read. I highly recommending. You’ll be laughing all those awkward memories and those geeky moments away!