What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding - Kristin Newman

What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

By Kristin Newman

  • Release Date: 2014-05-20
  • Genre: Humor
Score: 4.5
From 237 Ratings

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A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." 

Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. 
Kristin introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players, sexy Bedouins, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, softer, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports.


  • Perfection

    By Larz1125
    As a chronically single 30 year old woman, who loves to travel, I felt like Kristin was telling my story. I am hopeful for my last chapter as well! Loved this book and can't wait to recommend it to my friends.
  • So well written, hilarious and real

    By Baileyallison
    Thank you, Kristin, for sharing your wonderful life.
  • Insightful and hilarious

    By x smile x
    A woman trying to navigate a society that tells us finding the right partner is the most important goal to accomplish. Through her travels, she meets many wonderful people and shares their stories. An insightful book about meeting people from all over the world and, in turn, finding yourself along the way.
  • Loved it!

    By Lalita008
    Great book!
  • Easy breezy book

    By Kittykite
    It is a fun, easy to read book that practically gives you whiplash between the 'Yay! Being a single girl finding myself rocks!' and the 'finding a man is my happy ending' cliche. My hopes when opening this book was to hear more about her travels and the people she meets, but it was more of a chronicle of her search for hook ups. All in all, a fun summer read that screams, 'You need a man to have fun'.
  • Funny and true

    By Abstractchick40
    A great read and a realistic ending. FALLING IN LOVE ROCKS!! :)
  • What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

    By Rose de Recht
    Ramblings of an oversexed young women. Skip it.
  • Hilarious.

    By Mmaammbboo
    To sum it up, this is an entertaining read.
  • What I was doing while you were breeding

    By John Townsend