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Single and forced to mingle : a guide for (nearly) any socially awkward situation / Melissa Croce.

Croce, Melissa, author. 

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Consortium of Ohio Libraries. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Galion Library.

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  • ISBN: 9781982144340
  • ISBN: 1982144343
  • Physical Description: xi, 157 pages : 20 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition, January 2021.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2020.
Subject: Single people > Life skills guides.
Single people > Humor.
Interpersonal relations.

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Single and Forced to Mingle : A Guide for (Nearly) Any Socially Awkward Situation
Single and Forced to Mingle : A Guide for (Nearly) Any Socially Awkward Situation
by Croce, Melissa
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Anyone who's ever been single--that is to say, almost everyone--knows that there are rewards to solo life, as well as perils and pitfalls. Croce is here to offer fun and helpful advice to both those who are single by choice and by chance in this guidebook that is perfect for the unpaired Millennial. Croce is quick to point out the advantages of being single--you can travel wherever you choose, do whatever you want, take up any hobby that interests you. You can be free! But she knows that well-meaning family members, societal pressures, and even the calendar can give you trouble. The book is full of tips on necessary topics like how to graciously endure small talk with your ex, and also contains quizzes to help you figure out how to spend the perfect Saturday night in, as well as an inspiring (and hilarious) list of the patron saints of singledom, both real and fictional. A perfect companion piece for Rebecca Traister's All the Single Ladies (2016).

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Single and Forced to Mingle : A Guide for (Nearly) Any Socially Awkward Situation
Single and Forced to Mingle : A Guide for (Nearly) Any Socially Awkward Situation
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Croce debuts with a bright and witty guidebook for living the single life. After Croce grew tired of repeating herself to well-meaning family members at weddings who pried into her romantic life, she created a brochure that answered commonly posed to people who aren't in a relationship. Croce's tactics include fill-in-the-blank templates and ready-made excuses, such as ironically attributing one's relationship status to one's zodiac sign. ("Taurus: You're a homebody who enjoys the simple pleasures in life.") She tells readers what to do when they run into their ex, how to navigate high school reunions (play a drinking game), and suggests activities to enjoy solo such as ideas for picnics and beach days. Croce also includes mindfulness activities and ideas for "dissociative daydreams" (such as planning a dream date with a celebrity), a "single person tarot spread" meant for understanding stressful social situations, and cocktail recipes to help singles through specific situations (such as the Devil's Handshake, for an awkward mixer, or the Witch Hunt, to accompany tarot readings). The smart and irreverent advice will be welcomed by readers who love living solo. (Dec.)


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