Awkward.: What to Do When Life Makes You Cringe - A Survival Guide

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Ending a first date that falls flat. Drunk-texting your boss. Walking in when your roommate is getting it on. Running into the person you just dumped . . . in the grocery store, an hour after it went down.


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  • Awkward.


Awkward bombs can drop anytime, anywhere, and with anyone—people you don’t know, people you see occasionally, and people you see every day. They can sneak up on you and explode in the most unexpected of places, so they’re basically impossible to avoid.

The vast majority of us don’t have the wherewithal to gracefully handle the truly and totally awkward as it unfolds. We only realize what we should have said after the fact—when the damage has already been done and we’re a hot mess of embarrassment, red ears, and nervous sweat stains. But author Sam Scholfield has survived more than two decades of embarrassing encounters—and now, in an act of extreme generosity, has set down a wealth of witty comebacks, surefire distraction techniques, and suave evasion strategies so that future generations may take heed and dodge the Awkward Monster before it strikes!

So how do you avoid the epic cluster of drama that can result when awkward situations are handled badly?

You read this book.

Sam Scholfield has a knack for getting into the kind of awkward situations that make most of us want to flee—but she also has a talent for getting through them unscathed. Awkward covers dozens of social landmines, including fraught but necessary conversations (“I don’t want to marry you”); situations that are no fault of yours (your boss sees the NSFW pictures that your friend put on Facebook); times when speaking up could cost you (a coworker steals your idea, but you can’t prove it); and times when you’ve really screwed up (calling your significant other the wrong name in bed). With Sam on your side, you’ll survive without burning any bridges or losing your mind—and you might even come to see the humor in it all.

Additional Information

Author Sam Scholfield
Publisher The Experiment Press
Page Count 272pp
Publication Size 5.5 x 8
Publication Notes trade paperback
Publication Date August 9, 2011
ISBN 978-1-61519-038-6

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