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Awkward.: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringeby Sam Scholfield
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No One Is Safe from Awkward!
Ending a first date that falls flat. Drunk-texting your boss. Walking in when your roommate is getting it on. Running into the person you just dumped . . . in the grocery store, an hour after it went down.
Awkward bombs can drop anytime, anywhere, and with anyone--people you don't know, people you see occasionally, and people you see every day. They can sneak up on you and explode in the most unexpected of places, so they're basically impossible to avoid.
The vast majority of us don't have the wherewithal to gracefully handle the truly and totally awkward as it unfolds. We only realize what we should have said after the fact--when the damage has already been done and we're a hot mess of embarrassment, red ears, and nervous sweat stains. But author Sam Scholfield has survived more than two decades of embarrassing encounters--and now, in an act of extreme generosity, has set down a wealth of witty comebacks, surefire distraction techniques, and suave evasion strategies so that future generations may take heed and dodge the Awkward Monster before it strikes!
So how do you avoid the epic cluster of drama that can result when awkward situations are handled badly? You read this book.
Awkward. It has become the catchphrase of an entire generation—to describe situations so uncomfortable that all you can do is cringe as they unfold. Sam Scholfield has a knack for getting into the kind of awkward situations that make most of us want to flee—but she also has a talent for anticipating and sailing through them unscathed.
Awkward covers dozens of social perils, including fraught but necessary conversations (“I don’t want to marry you”); situations you’re in through no fault of your own (your boss sees the NSFW pictures that your friend put on Facebook); times when speaking up could cost you (a coworker steals your idea, but you can’t prove it); when you get caught out of line (eating your roommate’s food, re-gifting a present); and when you’ve really screwed up (calling your significant other the wrong name in bed). These aren’t awful situations—everyone involved will come through them alive. But with Sam on your side, you’ll survive them without burning any bridges or losing your mind—and you might even come to see the humor in it all.
About the Author
Sam Scholfield is a frequent contributor to Yahoo.com and has offered her expertise through Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, and The Huffington Post. She has degrees from UCLA in English Literature and Bio-Geography (useful only at trivia nights and for blurting random facts at cocktail parties), dabbles in thinking about maybe training for triathlons, and has recently discovered the stress-relieving joys of zombie video games. She lives in San Francisco with her boyfriend and a houseplant named Bob.Eliot Lucas
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