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The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a…

by Angela Nissel

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This book makes me laugh. A lot. ( )
  cantinera | Mar 30, 2013 |
I chuckled more than a few times in this book. She's about my age and there were some cultural touch points. I do feel odd about classing a woman who goes to an Ivy League school as "broke" and I wonder if there was more to her story. Her style of writing is good and this was a quick read. ( )
  skinglist | Jan 5, 2013 |
Such a delight to read. Angela Nissel isn't good, she's brilliant. ( )
  DowntownLibrarian | Jul 31, 2011 |
I like books that make me feel rich :) ( )
  eas311 | Jul 12, 2010 |
That's exactly what being broke is like. The desperation, the hilarity, the Will Date For Food mentality. If you think about putting yourself through uni (or quitting your day job so you can write), read this book first and ask yourself, are you really tough enough to be this broke? Cause trust me, you will be.
  kikilon | Mar 31, 2009 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0679783571, Paperback)

“People always say I’m going to look back on these days and laugh — why put it off?”

When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and intelligence, her “Broke Diary” quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on.

On buying ramen noodles: I am sooooooo embarassed. I only have 33 cents. I (please don’t laugh) put the money on the counter and quickly attempt to dash out with my Chicken Flavored Salt Noodles. The guy calls me back! I look up instinctively, I should have run . . . Why didn’t I run???!! He tells me the noodles are 35 cents. I try to apologize sincerely. I thought the sign said 33 cents yesterday, so that’s all I brought with me. Could he wait while I ran home and get the 2 cents? I show him my student I.D. to let him know I am not a thief. He shakes his head and motions either for me to get the hell out of his store and never come back again or get the money as do come back. I don’t know. He said something like “Nyeh” and swiped his hand in my direction.
I can’t translate hand motions well.
The noodles: tasty!!!

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