I think I would enjoy being friends with Melanie Dale. I’ve had a few friends like her. You just never know what they are going to say—something that makes you laugh, something surprising or shocking or just a little bit inappropriate, something totally profound in its simplicity. They have hearts of gold, love people before they even meet them, and don’t hesitate to let you know just where you stand—which is usually in a pretty good place with them.
That’s what makes Melanie the perfect author of her new book, Women are Scary: the Totally Awkward Adventure of Finding New Friends. Melanie twists the familiar analogy of rounding the bases while dating to help readers understand how to deepen friendships—from being general acquaintances at the bus stop to becoming lifelong friends.
I chose this book to review after stumbling across a few of Melanie’s blog posts about motherhood. They were so funny, I wanted to read her book—especially after seeing that title! I’ll admit I wasn’t entirely comfortable with some of the ways she chose to make her points, but I couldn’t help but keep reading to see what she would come up with next. Her advice on building friendships is sound, and the book was full of light-hearted fun. Melanie admits that she’s an introvert pretending to be an extrovert, so her advice will appeal especially to this crowd.
I received a complimentary copy from Zondervan in exchange for this honest review.