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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Book Review #9 "Haiku for the Single Girl" by Beth Griffinhagen

Title: Haiku for the Single Girl
Author: Beth Griffinhagen
Publisher: Penguin
Edition: Hardcover: November 1, 2011
Summary: Unsolicited relationship advice from relatives, disastrous dates, men who wear thumb rings, and the moments of deep satisfaction when a single girl realizes that she can do whatever she wants with her time- it's all here in Haiku for the Single Girl. Reading this brilliantly incisive and wittily illustrated collection, every woman- whether single or not-will laugh until she cries, and then start laughing all over again.

Just the name of this book makes me chuckle, so when I saw it in the store, I figure it was something I needed to read.

The entire book consists of over 100 haikus, all with the same theme...Being a Single Girl.
High Notes: It reaches into the psyche of the single woman and bares it to the page without any restraint. Learn a little about your single self or single friends in this quick read. The blunt trauma of receiving relationship advice from others, the madness of seeing some guy from highschool, now chubby and disgusting, and still thinking "what if," the cold stare you give when everyone in the room suddenly couples up without leaving you a memo, or the fantasy of walking around the corner, running into the hottest guy on the block, and him not minding that your hair isn't quite right that day or that you spilled his coffee.
For example...The first Haiku...

I feel it's approach,
As inevitable as death;
Internet dating.

The truth in every poem is hilarious and a must-have for every single girl.
Low Notes: The book reads so fast becuase it only consists of the haikus. However, it makes it perfect for sharing with friends or just having on the coffee table or in a waiting room.
Character Development: N/A
Dialogue: N/A
Prose: N/A
Believability: 5/5
Style and Grammar: 5/5
*NEW* Entertainment Value: 5/5
Overall Rating: 100% A quick, honest, and funny read!


  1. Sounds fun. I spent a LONG time single before I met David and would almost certainly chuckle at these :) Its easier to chuckle now than it perhaps would have been single and 33 though :P

    1. That makes sense. A married woman can laugh her head off and think back on the days. A single girls laughs, but then there is always the *ugh!* in the back of their head. I know from being single pretty much my entire life. lol.

    2. *my entire, yet very young, life! :)

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