Nerdy Thirty

Title: Nerdy Thrity
Author: Wendy Townley
Publisher: WriteLife
Publication Date: May 3, 2010
paperback, 97 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60808-019-9
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Feeling a little nerdy? Then you're in the right place. Nerdy Thirty is a collection of thirteen humorous essays that recount personal experiences from one woman's childhood, her painfully awkward teen years, college and those leading up to the big three-oh (no!).
After turning thirty and looking back at her life, Wendy Townley found herself in countless awkward and cringe-worthy situations, many of which she's able to laugh about now: camping for the first time; meeting pop-star Jessica Simpson; surviving a Nebraska rodeo; and being mistaken for a lesbian. The more she dissected these situations - oftentimes over one too many cocktails - she thankfully arrived at one conclusion: "I shall forever remain a nerd."
Born and bred in the urban donut hole of Omaha, Nebraska, Townley's perspective is anything but cornfields and cows. She is just now learning to cook, does not do yard work, has an unhealthy preoccupation with paper and is often mistaken for a Hipster.

Nerdy Thirty by Wendy Townley is a book composed of short quirky stories about Wendy Townley's life.  The stories are humorous, interesting and sometimes bizarre. My favorite story is Slut Be A Lady Tonight. I thought it was quite humorous. It's about a lady who was pretending to be host of a rock radio station who was trying to get an interview with Wendy's boyfriend's band in a bar. Some of the stories are about life lessons learned and weird things that happened to Wendy Townley on her way to being thirty. This is an okay read. I liked most of the stories but there were some that seemed so random, I didn't know what to make of them. However life is random and everyone's experience is different. Wendy Townley has compiled her experiences, good and bad in this novella.  

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*I received a copy of this book from the publisher for review purposes only. This in no way influenced my opinion of the book.


  1. This sounds like an interesting read -- liked reading your review of it. :)


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