On the Horizon – sorry i’m late, i didn’t want to come: one introvert’s year of saying yes (Jessica Pan)

Ahoy there me mateys!  I received this memoir eARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  So here be me honest musings . . .

sorry i’m late, i didn’t want to come: one introvert’s year of saying yes (Jessica Pan)

Title: sorry i’m late, i didn’t want to come: one introvert’s year of saying yes

Author: Jessica Pan

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

Publication Date: Tomorrow!! (paperback/e-book)

ISBN: 978-1449499235

Source: NetGalley

Sorry I'm Late, I Didn't Want to Come: One Introvert's Year of Saying Yes

Okay so I be an introvert from an entire family of very extroverted people.  The ma can meet and talk to anyone and makes life-long friends everywhere she goes.  Me sis loves parties and tons of people hanging out at her house.  I be a tough ol’ salt who has a withering glare, a distaste for crowds, and a cutless for prodding if ye get too close.  And yet I be the weird one.  Bah!  As I grown older and even more set in me ways, I like nothing more than long nights at sea with me book and me bunk and the peace of the waves.  So when I saw this title it made me laugh and I had to give it a go.

And the author’s journey is hell, pure and simple.  I was impressed.  I can talk to strangers if I must.  Though the sails end up tattered and all hope was nearly lost, I have survived public speaking engagements.  A Captain must do such things or face mutiny.  But doing improv or performing stand-up comedy.  I would rather slit me own throat.  I am an introvert who despises having to force extrovertedness at all costs.  Only for survival mateys!

I ended up having a decent time reading this one.  I certainly found the first half of the book much more to me taste then the second half.  I feel that the latter part of her year seemed to be discussed in less detail.  It was less about the interesting people she met and more about the social situations liking traveling alone or taking magic mushrooms or more comedy nights.  I have no interest in the mushrooms and no problems traveling alone.  So I did get a bit bored.  But ultimately I applaud this kindred introvert and her pluck.  Congrats matey.  I raise me grog in toast.  Arrrr!

So lastly . . .

Thank you Andrews McMeel Publishing!

Side note: for the large majority of introverts on me crew, if ye haven’t read quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking then I suggest giving it a gander!

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8 thoughts on “On the Horizon – sorry i’m late, i didn’t want to come: one introvert’s year of saying yes (Jessica Pan)

  1. This sounds fascinating. I might have to check it out. I’m finding my introvertedness less of a hinderance as I get older- but I’m still terrified of the dreaded party where you only know one human being in the whole place, and can’t expect them to stay at your side all night long. That invitation usually gets an immediate no from me. I hate to be that way but there’s really just no reason for me to go!

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    1. Aye matey, I say no to those parties too. While I like meeting new people (sometimes) big groups are not for me. In the parties where I have to go, I tend to find a corner and hide in it. Then I can talk to the random people who come to me!
      x The Captain

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  2. Your pirate puns and similes are super on point in this review! I had so much fun reading it! Man, forced social situations. . .usually I need a Xanax for those, and then I end up a bit silly, doing things like hiding one of the host’s shoes.


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