April 20, 2015

Women Are Scary by Melanie Dale

Woman are Scary - The totally awkward adventure of finding mom friends

Women are Scary is about how to make friends as a mom.  Melanie Dale shows the stages of female friendship ("bases"), with tips on when and how to move onto the next "base".  She shares stories along the way that are relatable and usually hilarious to illustrate her points.  She is honest about how sometimes relationships fizzle out in first or second-base, and how a third or fourth-base relationship break can be painful and heart-breaking.  Included are tips on how to survive a break-up, heal from the past, and try again.  Bible verses are sprinkled throughout to back-up her perspective, and movie quotes kick-off each chapter.

I loved this book.  I read it in 2 days, and laughed out loud at least once per chapter, and sometimes multiple times a page. I could totally relate to her weirdness and sense of humor, as well as her oversharing tendencies, infertility struggles, and desire to save the world, one orphan at a time.  I appreciated her honest struggles in making friends, the great tips for how to meet moms and how to recover from failures.  More than anything, I was thankful for the laughs, and felt like she and I could be fourth-basers, if we only lived in the same area.  I began to think of the women in my life, and what base we are on, and which ones I might be able to take to the next level, and which ones I might just need to let die a natural death.  I thought about which friendships we could make couple friendships with, or at least give it a shot.

I recommend this book to any mom who has trouble with friendships or needs a good laugh.  I'm pretty sure that if you are a mom that you would fit into at least one of those categories, so check it out!

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