Edited by Barbara Davilman & Liz Dubelman.
What Was I Thinking? is a collection of first-person essays describing the moment in a relationship when, no matter how much you think it should work, or want it to work, or need it to work, you get that it's not going to work. Maybe you overheard your date say exactly the wrong thing about you (as in Amy Wruble's Junk in the Trunk). Maybe you realised that it's just impossible to be with a guy who orders a creche of wine instead of a carafe of wine, because Hey, Baby. I'm a writer. I play with words. (as in Lynn Snowden Picket's Norm Crosby Syndrome). Or maybe it was as obvious as having your boyfriend say that he thinks of other women during sex with you (as in Rhonda Talbot's Revenge Baby).
Whatever the details of that head-slapping moment, these epiphanies make great stories – whether frantically texted, recounted over lattes, or savoured in What Was I Thinking?. Included in this collection are more than 50 classic bad boyfriend stories, from writers including Francesca Lia Block, Nicole Hollander, Bonnie Bruckheimer, Maira Kalman, Cindy Chupack, Mimi Pond, Carrie Fisher, Rachel Resnick, and Claudia Handler.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 04 / 2009
- 129 x 198mm