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Broke? Get By On Wit.

Reviewing: The Broke Diaries Angela Nissel  |  Rating:
kaytidawg By kaytidawg on
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This hilarious book is a collection of blog entries written by Angela Nissel when she was a broke college student. It reads more like a diary than a novel, whick actually seems to make it more interesting. Her misadventures range from trying to keep the phone and electricity through various degrees of deception and begging to going on dates just for the free dinner--and once even ending up in a guy's apartment with a live chicken--which makes her realize this habit probably isn't worth the hassle.

You never quite feel sorry for Angela, because she gets by beautifully with her sarcasm and wit. In fact, this book serves as inspiration to poor college students everywhere who dream of a day when their diet will consist of more than just Ramen noodles and Diet Coke.

I liked this book a lot because it is relatable. I liked it even more because Angela doesn't has the mindset, of "woe is me; I am broke." Instead, she kind of takes the issue of brokeness as a challenge to be more creative. It gave me hope that she could find a way to survive, and even thrive, despite her circumstances, and it made me laugh out loud several times.