I’m not going to lie, I was beyond excited for Andrea Bain’s Single Girl Problems: Why Being Single Isn’t a Problem to Be Solved and I was disappointed when the release date was pushed back from its original November release date. Fortunately I was able to acquire an eGalley a few months early for me to read and review on my blog.
I’m familiar with Andrea Bain from her current role as one of the co-hosts of the CBC show The Goods and I was interested in seeing how her amusing on-screen personality translated onto the written page. Additionally, Single Girl Problems promised me a realistic and refreshing new perspective on what it means to be a single woman in the 21st century. After all, there are countless books on how to find and keep the “one” compared to the few books that focus almost exclusively on the single woman.
Right from the introduction Single Girl Problems spoke to me, especially the sections where Bain discusses the stigma associated with being unattached after a certain age while being surrounded by couples. I loved that the main message was for the majority about embracing your singledom. That being said, this is still a relationship book and the underlying message remains that one should be at least open to the idea of having a relationship. While this is something I could not necessarily get on board with, I did appreciate the overall positive and modern approach of Single Girl Problems. Thus, while I would’ve liked for the book to touch a bit more on the concept of just being single and not having to need a relationship it was still a relatable and entertaining read. With a perfect balance of research and Hollywood/pop culture references Single Girl Problems is more than just your run of the mill self-help book.
Regardless of how this book came into my possession, the above review consists of my honest opinion of the book and my opinion only.