Monday, December 8, 2014
Review: We Should Hang Out Sometime
If Josh Sundquist and I were having coffee, I'd tell him straight up: "You need to be more assertive." Granted, wooing a person that you like isn't easy. It requires guts and letting go of the fear of rejection, something that troubled Josh ever since he lost a leg to cancer at a young age. But is this one leg causing Josh to remain single or is it all in the attitude?
After seeing all the fandom surrounding Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars, I went in reading this book thinking the latter. Augustus had the one thing that makes all girls swoon -- confidence. Whereas Josh would ask a girl out and then disappear after she'd say yes, certain that they would initiate the next step and set up the date. In fact, the whole book were examples of dating faux-pas, followed by "reunions meetings" where Josh, wanting some insight, would sit down with the girls and ask them for closure.
A nice memoir written with humorous undertones that reminds us of all the loves in our lives that never became a thing.
On the plus side, Josh recently announced on his instagram that he is getting married!! I guess those closures helped.