Tuesday, December 6, 2011

MWF Seeking BFF-Rachel Bertsche

MWF Seeking BFF

Rachel Bertsche

Ballantine, Dec 20 2011, $15.00

ISBN: 9780345524942

Rachel Bertsche left New York for Chicago to live with her boyfriend. After they marry, Ms. Bertsche felt a void in her life. Back in in New York and other cities she has lived in, she always had a BFF or two. In Chicago she had none to share girl talk with. Thus the twenty-something Bertsche comes up with a plan to expedite meeting a new BFF rather than wait for fate to intervene. She goes on a “date” a week for fifty-two weeks.

This is a warm at times amusing memoir in which Ms. Bertsche showcases how difficult it is to make friends as an adult. The dates are fun, but it is the premise that it is more than okay to have friends especially a trusted BFF while also having a loving relationship with your significant other. Having been a stranger in a strange city several times, I understand the need though was uncomfortable with some of the encounters. Still MWF Seeking BFF is a well written year in the life of a city newcomer trying to “Reach out in the darkness and you may find a friend” (Friend and Lover).

Harriet Klausner

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