Time was ticking away and Tiffany was losing her mind, waiting for Mr. Right to show up and press the “START” button on life. That led to a horribly broken relationship, addiction to attention from guys, and fear — constant, tormenting fear — that no one would ever love her.
This book is a novel-like collection of heartaches, fears, and (just for fun) some weird date stories. But it’s also different from your typical book on singleness. It has all sorts of lessons Tiffany wishes she’d learned growing up: tips on how to date, how to be yourself around guys, how to know if a relationship is healthy, and thoughts on what contentment really is.
In her humorous, heart-baring way, Tiffany shares her mistakes, questions, and the lessons she learned over the last ten years that brought her from “Boycrazy” to “Single and (Mostly) Sane.”
GENRE: Nonfiction, Christian
PUBLISHER: Tiffany Dawn
RELEASE DATE: September 4, 2014
“I thought a ring on my finger would mean someone chose me, wanted me.”
First, can I just say COVER LOVE!!! It’s even cuter in real life.
Boycrazy: And How I Ended Up Single And (mostly) Sane by Tiffany Dawn is the book I needed in high school and college. I wasted so much of those years struggling with many of the same aching-heart issues that the author discusses here with humorous and heartfelt honesty. (The major difference is that no one actually ever wanted to date ME lol. Until hubby, bless him.) I’ve watched younger friends caught in the same cycles and wished I had more than my own advice to give them. This book is exactly what I was looking for.
Tiffany seems hilarious and sweet and so very down to earth. This transfers to her writing in a way that puts readers immediately at ease and able to identify with her. The book feels in many ways like a cross between a girls’ night chat, a glimpse into her diary, and a young adult novel – which makes it much more entertaining than most non-fiction. But it’s full of such important truth, practical insight, and points for discussion. Additionally, readers gain access to Tiffany’s website for even more fun & helpful resources.
This video (spoiler: she IS married now, just recently) gives you a great idea of the writing style you’ll see in the book, an overflow of her fun personality, as well as a peek into the kind of practical advice that Boycrazy offers as well. And – bonus – it just really made me smile 🙂
Bottom Line: If you’ve ever struggled with feelings of being “not enough” or if you’ve fallen victim to the trap of waiting for Prince Charming to come along before your life can start … or if you haven’t but someone else’s name instantly came into your heart just now …. Boycrazy by Tiffany Dawn needs to be your next book purchase. Humorous, authentic, practical, it lets you know you’re not alone and more importantly it gives you hope. Hope that it IS possible to find contentment in singleness. Hope that it IS possible to trust God with what your heart desires. Hope that even though the fairy tale may not work out the way you had planned (as a little girl, Tiffany wanted to “get married by age 20, move with my husband to China by age 21, and there be martyred together“) you don’t have to find Prince Charming to be happy. The “Boy Talk” and “Discussion Questions” at the end of each chapter make Boycrazy an exceptional resource for teens and young adults in small groups.
(I received a copy of this book in exchange for only my honest review.)
My Rating: 4 stars / Great book!
Tiffany Dawn is a 29-year-old dreamer, songwriter, speaker, and author of The Insatiable Quest for Beauty and Boycrazy. With her master’s degree in music therapy, Tiffany serves as adjunct faculty at an online high school, and dreams of opening a home for girls struggling with eating disorders. She has a not-so-secret love affair with raspberry chai, long walks, and everything CIA. When she’s not escaping winter through cross-country tours, Tiffany resides in beautiful upstate New York with her brand-new husband James. Find out more about Tiffany by clicking here.
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What about you? What’s the weirdest date story you have?