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I Can Make Out With Any Girl Here
By: Ryan Nemeth
Yellow Snow Books, an imprint of Diversion Press
Distributed by Ingram and returnable
Paper, 188 pages
Release Date: November 15, 2010
Blurb From Diversion Press:
Donny Blake spends his first semester as a college student at Kulhman University doing the
typical college student activities–partying, picking up girls, studying, and trying to avoid Ugly
Jen. When the bank starts giving Donny free money and his French teacher expresses interest in
him, Donny comes to the realization “I can make out with any girl here”. Will it all far apart
when ants move into Donny’s room and stolen fetal pigs attract the administration’s attention or
will he make it through his first semester of college? Find out through diary entries, text
messages, e-mails, and police reports. I Can Make Out with Any Girl Here–the story of Donny
Blake’s first semester at Kulhman University. A must read for all students about to enter college,
college freshman, current college students, or those just wanting to remember what it was like.
This was a very funny if not exaggerated take on a college student’s first semester on campus away from the rules and regulations of parents. The book is written as somewhat like a journal – at least for most of the book there are a few newspaper articles and transcripts from various events. It touches on everything from making new friends (or not), to relationships, money management, and just getting into trouble that you never would expect. I used this book as my teaser for teaser Tuesday this week and was amused at the hypothesis people had for what was going on in the book. I did not share that it was a humorous story so it got to be very interesting. Overall, I think that the book was funny but is probably better suited for a man looking back at his college days instead of a women reading it. The connections to how the character feels would be easier for a man to understand. There were times during the story that I just had to shake my head at what Donny thought or was doing. I still enjoyed the funny commentary.
I would give this book 3.5 stars. While it was funny and amusing, it is not something that I would pick up and read again in the future. A one time story for me. Now this opinion might be different from different readers.
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