Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most Things
The "hilarious and poignant" story of one chronically anxious woman's quest to become braver by seeking out the kinds of experiences she's spent her life avoiding. (Cheryl Strayed)
For most of her life (and even during her years as the host of a popular radio show), Courtenay Hameister lived in a state of near-constant dread and anxiety. She fretted about everything. Her age. Her size. Her romantic prospects. How likely it was that she would get hit by a bus on the way home.
Until a couple years ago, when, in her mid-forties, she decided to fight back against her debilitating anxieties by spending a year doing little things that scared her--things that the average person might consider doing for a half second before deciding: "nope."
Things like: attending a fellatio class. She did that. She also spent an afternoon in a sensory deprivation tank, got (legally) high in the middle of a workday, had a session with a professional cuddler, braved twenty-eight first dates, and (perhaps scariest of all) actually met someone who might possibly appreciate her for who she is.
Refreshing, relatable, and pee-your-pants funny, Okay Fine Whatever is Courtenay's hold-nothing-back account of her adventures on the front lines of Mere Human Woman vs. Fear, reminding us that even the tiniest amount of bravery is still bravery, and that no matter who you are, it's possible to fight complacency and become bold, or at least bold-ish, a little at a time.
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Okay Fine Whatever: The Year I Went from Being Afraid of Everything to Only Being Afraid of Most ThingsUser Review - Publishers Weekly
Hameister, former host and head writer of the Portland radio show Live Wire!, undertakes an amusing, if perhaps overly insular, rumination on various experiences she has subjected herself to in order ... Read full review
The SensoryDeprivation Tank
A Little Bit of Background
Adventures in Dating I
A Brazilian in Portland
Adventures in Dating II
Getting Legally High
BuildYourOwnBurrito Night at the Sex Club
An Hour with a Professional Cuddler
Adventures in Dating III
Adventures in Intimacy
One Last Leap
Dating the Polyamorous I
The Epilogue Thats Really Just Another Chapter
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