Advance Praise for MWF Seeking BFF
“This charming, funny chronicle of an ‘experiment in extreme friending’ explores the bonds between women and the idea that the world is peopled with potential BFF’s”
―People, 3 stars
"Bertsche's skill as a writer and the myriad ways she finds potential dates keep things interesting…. The book is also peppered with intriguing research on topics like what makes friends click, how many friends we need and the health benefits of having friends…. A reader cannot help but root for Bertsche, cheer her successes and consider trying out some of her ideas.” ―Associated Press
“Written with verve, insight and humor, Bertsche somehow manages to be clever but not judgmental…. In contextualizing her personal experience with recent research, Bertsche writes cleverly, but not glibly, about the challenges young women face today.”
―Chicago Tribune (Editor’s Choice)
“Illuminating and funny.” ― New York Post
“Bertsche’s natural voice and easy, honest prose may leave readers wanting to befriend the first-time author themselves.”—American Way Magazine
“A humbling, hilarious journey….Put MWF on your book club list now.” ―Chicago Magazine
“A charming exposition of the latest research on social connections…. [MWF SEEKING BFF] combines personal narrative and social research in an upbeat and approachable manner.” ―Booklist
"In this sweet memoir...Bertsche’s pursuit is grounded in what most everyone is looking for—more fulfilling relationships and a sense of belonging—and she bravely provides some of the tools, including openness, persistence, and self-awareness, needed to attain these rewards."--Publishers Weekly
“Friendship is one of the most important elements of a happy life—but it can be tough to make new friends. In MWF Seeking BFF, Rachel Bertsche weaves together her engaging and often hilarious adventures in search of a new best friend with the latest research about the science of friendship. I couldn’t put it down.”—Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
"Reading about Rachel Bertsche's search for that special someone, you'll find yourself thinking about all the friends you've ever had -- and the ones you hope are right around the corner. Rachel writes with engaging humor and a measure of poignancy, too. You'll enjoy joining her on her journey."-- Jeffrey Zaslow, author of The Girls from Ames
“Genuine, funny and thoroughly inspiring, MWF Seeking BFF is a tribute to female friendships and a must-read for anyone who has ever found herself sunk into her couch and scrolling through the phone list feeling like there's no one to call for a last-minute drink or Sunday brunch.” -- Rachel Machacek, author of The Science of Single
“Rachel Bertsche's yearlong diary of searching for best friendship in a new city is compulsively readable and will plant a smile on your face as you turn the pages. Funny, forthright, and honest as a midnight phone call, Bertsche's zesty hosanna to female bonding defines what it is to be a double-X Millennial.”-- Sheila Weller, author of Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon—and the Journey of a Generation
“MWF Seeking BFF is funny, charming, and so relatable. Throughout Rachel’s journey to develop more meaningful, enduring relationships with other women, I found myself wishing she had my number.”-- Robyn Okrant, author of Living Oprah
“I guess you could say Rachel had me at "Hello" — I found myself totally invested in her honest, earnest, oftentimes hilarious quest for meaningful female friendship. Whether you're actively seeking a ‘BFF’ yourself or simply recognize the value in making quality connections with other women, MWF Seeking BFF underscores the profound rewards we women stand to reap when we simply open up, reach out to one another, and go for it. A smart, fun, and inspiring page turner that will surely resonate.”-- Kelly Valen, author of The Twisted Sisterhood
This is the first book that I have ever read that I just couldn't finish due to boredom.
She doesn't really seem interested in actually getting to know people, so much as she just wants to fill her 52 dates so she can sell a book.
Rachel Bertsche moved to Chicago for love, but as wonderful as her new husband is, she misses being close to her best friends.
I really like this story, because it is so true for so many. Why is it so hard to make good adult friends, sheesh.Published 4 days ago by T.S.
What a great read! Perfect for my age (25) and relating to my life and search for friendship. It's great to know I am not alone! Read morePublished 26 days ago by Shane Riter
A fun read. It makes you think about how many times I have said "we should do this again," and never followed through. You have to put in the effort to reap the reward.Published 1 month ago by Lauren Wiig
After reading reviews, I still wanted to read the book because I've found myself in a similar situation. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Preuss
I LOVED this book. I've had some hit and miss experiences with personal experience stories and this one was written so well and was so entertaining. Ms. Read morePublished 2 months ago by EQuinnB
I had mixed feelings about the author, the writing, and the story throughout this book. I have to admit, at first I didn't realize that Rachel was a real person. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Tina S
loved this book from start to finish! very inspiring and entertaining- lots of life lessons and great advise for young college studentsPublished 4 months ago by mank