February 22, 2011

Tales of the Broke & College Educated

"I'm so broke I'm going to knock out my own tooth and pray the tooth fairy is down for adults." -- Angela Nissel

Angela Nissel is broke. No money, on a super skintight budget broke. Forbidden from checking accounts and forced to use check cashing agencies broke. Two cents shy of buying Ramen noodles broke. Ever get mad at a homeless person for assuming you have money to give them? Ever open your cabinet to begin searching for breakfast food and discover there is only one grit left in the container? One. Solitary. Grit. 

Do these tales of the broke and college educated sound familiar? We've all been there in our dorm days. We all have our own broke diaries. Heck, I've even considered selling my eggs before. But her story of being broke will have you literally laughing out loud. I slapped my knee a couple times in laughter, and this was my second time reading! 

This memoir is a funny diary of Angela's daily activities and events that occur because she has no money. She started posting a few entries online, then was contacted to publish her diary. Now she's being paid to write about being broke. (Another example of the blog-turned-to-publishing-deal phenomenon and reason for my blogmoir). I recommend if you're looking for a hilarious story, or feeling down and out because there is only lent in your wallet.

Title: The Broke Diaries: The Completely True and Hilarious Misadventures of a Good Girl Gone Broke
Author: Angela Nissel
Published: June 2001
Pages: 133
Edition: eBook
Rating: ♥♥

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