The Year of Yes

The Year of YesMaria Dahvana Headley

I’m not sure what made me pick this book up. Like the musical Avenue Q, it is on the surface remarkably funny – chock full of those embarrassing/funny stories that happen to frequently. However, once you look through the veneer of humor Headley’s story is both sad and, at times, pathetic. Tired of dating losers and feeling like all of her life is a big “no” Headley decides to start saying “yes” to any man that asks her out (barring a few things like being married or dangerous). She chronicles her dates. Most are awful, many are shocking and a few are sweet and wonderful. I’m not entirely sure this book would bring solace or advice for someone looking for love – perhaps just a reality check on what sort of men are out there and how truly unpredictable people are.