1 August 2015

Confessions of a Tinderella by Rosy Edwards

Series: N/A, Standalone
Publication date: August 1, 2015
Publisher: Random House UK
Genres: Nonfiction
Format: eArc
Source: The publisher through netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Pages: 306 pages

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The laugh-out-loud true story of one girl's experience of life on Tinder

Rosy Edwards is the epitome of a contradictory 20-something year old. She’s frugal when it comes to food shopping, but is willing to spend £17 on shampoo. She’s career-minded, she just doesn’t know which career to have in mind right now. And although she’s happy being single, a part of her kind of wants a boyfriend. 

So after a few unsuccessful dates with friends of friends (read: being forced to date their shortest/dullest/oddest acquaintance), she put herself on Tinder, the app that has transformed the world of online dating. And she soon learns the unspoken rules the hard way: always reject a guy with black and white profile pics (he is ginger and/or ugly); is wearing a hat (bald); has a shot of his torso (moron); or is not standing beside anything scaleable (5”8 and under). 

And then there are the dates themselves. From a 3:30 am dinner date to a borderline drug bust in Chelsea, Rosy has experienced it all, swinging through her love life on the trapeze of Tinder. She falls for the wrong guys, ditches the nice ones, but can she finally find her happy ending? Amazingly honest and hilariously funny, Rosy’s story shows us all that the key to a successful love life could just be a swipe away.

In Confessions of a Tinderella we meet Rosy, or Rosamund. She's 27, ginger and 5"1. Through out this book I got to know Rosy and even though I'm only 18 I could relate to her in a lot of ways.
Rosy wants to be a writer and even though I share that dream - to a certain point - I don't think I would ever have the guts to actually try and I really admire Rosy for pursuing her dream, even though it took quite a while!

Even though the title suggests that it's about Tinder, the word, or app, isn't uttered before you're 17% in and it's not that prominent as I would've thought.
She goes on a bunch of dates and we hear about a lot of them but I feel like her friends 'The Couples' is such a prominent part of the story and I wish they weren't. It's nice to see Rosy's friend circle, but they're just such a big part of the story and I don't feel like they're that important. I truly thought this was about Rosy's experiences on Tinder but I feel like half of this book is nights with her friends.

The story itself reads like it's fiction, it's easy to read and it's quite fluffy and fun the entire way through. It definitely contains every feeling on the spectre from sad to laugh out funny and I had so much fun reading this book!
Since this is a memoir you actually get to know the author/narrator, opposed to just feeling like you know her. Rosy has been through a lot and you get to go with her on all these dates - some are definitely awful, some are great and the rest is in-between. You go with her on all kinds of journeys, and you're experiencing all the ups and downs she goes through. While reading this I seriously felt like it was a fiction book, it reads so well and there's not a dull moment!

Rosy is laugh-out-loud funny! Her opinions, her dates, her life - even though some of the things are sad or just normal, there's a bunch of things where you don't really believe it has happened, but since it's a memoir it must have and that's the best part!

Since this is a memoir there's a lot of life lessons and I thought I'd share a couple with you. Life lessons is probably one of my favorite things about reading memoirs and I've definitely learned a lot.

Life isn't a straight line
Doing the thing that makes you happy isn't always the thing that makes you rich. 
Even though I enjoyed certain parts of this book I was disappointed with others and I definitely had expected more! As I've mentioned it is quite a funny book and if you're branching out and want to read a memoir then maybe start with a fluffy, light and funny one like this one!
I decided to give Confessions of a Tinderella 3 berries since it is funny but I'd expected more and something different.

Two of my all time favorite memoirs are The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher (review)

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