We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story

by Josh Sundquist


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From Paralympic ski racer and YouTube star, Josh Sundquist, comes an always-funny (and sometimes-awkward) memoir about teenage misadventures.

When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock.

Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong?

The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love—or at least a girlfriend—in all the wrong places.

Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?"

(Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316251006
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 01/19/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 45,695
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Josh Sundquist is a Paralympic ski racer, cancer survivor, popular YouTube vlogger, motivational speaker, and Halloween enthusiast. Every Tuesday, Josh releases a new video to 200,000-plus subscribers on his YouTube channel. He is the author of We Should Hang Out Sometime and the bestselling Just Don't Fall. As a motivational speaker, Josh speaks to schools, conventions, and corporations across the world. He invites you to visit him online at joshsundquist.com or follow him at @JoshSundquist.

Customer Reviews

We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, a true story 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. It was so incredibly funny. I recommend this book to anyone having a serious book hangover or is in a reading slump. It is such a good read!
MorrisMorgan More than 1 year ago
All I really want to write about “We Should Hang Out Sometime” is a bunch of keyboard slamming with “EVERYONE NEEDS TO READ THIS NOW” at the end of it.  Oh, and a whole bunch of “lols”.   It really is that good, and Josh Sundquist is a master storyteller. The book is a somewhat scientific exploration of all of the author’s failed relationships and an attempt to find out where, exactly, they went wrong.  He is a Christian homeschooled amputee with a nerdy side, making him atypical in many ways, but I dare anyone not to find parts of the story that they feel do not come straight out of their own lives.  This is where Sundquist’s genius comes in: He can make us all relate to him, and therefore learn from him.  I, by the way, fell (and still do) solidly in the “let me make a flowchart to minimize the pain of rejection during a social interaction” category.  But I digress. There are a lot of laughs in “We Should Hang Out Sometime”, including some of those uncomfortable “should I be laughing at this?” moments.  My advice is to go with it, because trying to keep it in will hurt.  It isn’t only words.  There are hand-drawn charts graphs that are worthy of being made into posters illustrating many key points. By the end of the book, the Josh Sundquist has shown remarkable growth as a person and managed to teach us some very good inspirational life lessons.  An excellent, and important, read for middle readers through adults. So, in closing:  Mr. Sundquist, we should hang out sometime.  (But not in that way.) This review is based upon a complimentary copy provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A brilliant take on the meandering quest to meaningful love. Josh brings his viewers on a romantical, mathematical journey to find out why he's experienced such bad luck with the ladies. Josh's writing style is quick, leaving you wanting to rewind his thoughts for a second listen. He is honest about others and about himself - you'll enjoy rooting for Josh as he reaches into the past to interview former love interests and looks to the future to meet his own love story waiting to happen.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was so cute, especially the ending. I adored the book and even more so due to it being a true story. I would certianly reccomend this book to any age. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book and I loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is hilarious from the very beging. I have never laughed so much before when i've reead a book!
valercrazy More than 1 year ago
Humans, I really have to stop declaring that I KNOW that I'm going to love a book because I've been striking out lately. I KNEW that We Should Hang Out Sometime would be awesome and hilarious but instead it was one dimensional and repetitive. I read the synopsis of this book a few months ago and I was SOLD, it was gonna be like that Adam Brody movie Some Girl(s) but this book wasn't for me. We meet Josh I think in the eighth grade and I get it, eighth graders are weird and scared of rejection, but then that's how he was at 14, then 16, then 17, throw in college, and he is still this way in his late twenties. WHAT? That doesn't sound like any change to me, oh wait, there wasn't. It was the exact same story over and over again, and none of it made sense! I just, this book wasn't for me.  The main problem I had with this book was that his entire goal in life was to have a girlfriend; he even said that he wanted to kiss any willing girl. HAVE BETTER GOALS! I get that this book was about his lack of girlfriends but I wish that we could have focused on anything else.  I did like that he drew a lot of graphs and charts to help illustrate his point and I like the cover. It wrapped up nice enough, I guess, though by the end I didn't care at all.  Listen, I know that people really like this and I don't want to deter others, this just wasn't a book for me.  
SEAnderson More than 1 year ago
This is the funnest book I've read in a long time. Josh Sundquist's book matches the conversational tone of his youtube videos, blending engaging  stories with witty observations and fun, hand drawn graphs and charts. I highly recommend this book to fans of YA everywhere.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is written by an idiot that has the most boring life imaginable. The girls all give up on him because hes an insecure hermit.
rebecca-steighner More than 1 year ago
This book helped me realize that no one is really judging you but yourself.  It’s usually not the flaw that’s the problem; it’s your perception of that flaw. And by learning this, I have been able to accept myself a lot more.  As for the book, it was good, but a little repetitive. I get that it was supposed to be that way, but the author could have gone into detail a little bit more. At the end of the book, the author did a “results of the investigation” chapter where he talked about what I said in the paragraph above. He was basically wrapping up the book and saying what he learned. This section was very short, which I did not like. It was only a few pages and could have been so much deeper. If I were to change something about the end, I would have explained, “this idea can apply to other insecurities you might have, not just an amputated leg.” Now, I understood what he meant, but some other people might not be able to read that far into the chapter and might not fully take away what the author wanted them to. As for the writing style, I enjoyed reading it. There were multiple occasions where I laughed or felt what the author was feeling during the situation he was describing. I also loved the way he set up the chapters, with the same titled sections for each girl. I loved the use of graphs and charts, which not only helped you understand the authors point, but also added personality to the book. Generally speaking, I was entertained while reading the book and I could definitely relate to it in some ways. I would read this author again. The writing style was enjoyable and it was an all around good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
We should hang out sometime is an amazing book about the controversial topic of dating. It’s a memoir filled with humorous situations that put you in perspective of the author. Its variable speed in events make the book feel like an emotional rollercoaster with ups and downs that may be quite relatable but very entertaining. This book found a perfect way to keep me thinking “so what's next?”, with every single story being so unique and containing the perfect dose of detail. It's a really fast read and will assure you many laughs. I definitely recommend regardless of whether you have been in a relationship or not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purely innocent and entertaining, I definitely recommend.?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So bored so righting comments
Beth_Rodgers_Author More than 1 year ago
'We Should Hang Out Sometime: Embarrassingly, A True Story' by Josh Sundquist is a compelling memoir that reads much like a young adult novel. One could easily read this book and wonder whether the events actually happened or if they are fictional. Yet, they are all true, told from Sundquist's perspective. His enlightening tales of his own teenage angst and uncertainty ring so true, and his internal battle with the loss of his leg and how it affects the way he lives his life and his relationships adds an even more realistic layer to the storytelling. The truthful nature of the story engrosses readers from the get-go, as they learn about the girlfriends he has had - or wanted to have - and how he lost them, even though he never actually had one - and only one - for even a full 24 hours. The memoir is written like an investigative journal, as he recaps his interest in each girl, how she came to like him, at the very least as a friend, and how anything he thought was happening between them was nipped in the bud before it could even begin, for a variety of reasons that will engross readers. Even though it is clear the relationships - or lack thereof - are just not going to work out, the way he tells the story and reveals the follow-up to each is riveting. He meets with each of the girls in person or via the computer years later, while in his 20s, to get their take on the way everything occurred. He comes to some realizations and has some surprises on his journey to learn the truth, which are equally surprising and interesting for readers. Anyone who has liked someone and had it not work out, but has remained positive in the wake of that upset, will find Sundquist's storytelling touching and even aggravating, especially as hindsight always kicks in and people wish they could have done things differently. Reading about Sundquist's relationships brings up that same sense of worry that things may not work out, even though they tend to do so when one least expects it. The ending was worth the read, and most anyone who picks this book up will likely see a little of themselves, whether from one perspective or the other (as Sundquist or one of the girls he likes). As a true story, it hits the nail on the head about how liking someone isn't always what it's cracked up to be - but sometimes it just might live up to the expectations. Beth Rodgers, Author of 'Freshman Fourteen,' A Young Adult Novel
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want your body
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its good
BoundWithWords More than 1 year ago
I have never read a non-fiction book before but when I saw that this book was written by Josh Sundquist (a motivational speaker who has a very funny channel on Youtube) AND it was about his "failings" on the romantic life it was a no-brainer that I wanted to read this. This book was funny, full of fun charts and totally relatable to anyone that has dated already. What I liked the most on this one was definitely to see how much Josh freak out over dates, as a girl on her 20's and single is pretty amazing to read from a point of view of a guy and see that they too have fears of putting themselves out there - rom-com always tell the story from the girl's perspective and the guys always look completely comfortable and cool with the date, yeah real life isn't like this. Josh's voice translated really good to paper, it was funny and (having seeing some of his videos) very close to his videos, there was a lot of graphics (which is common on his videos). What I especially liked was the way Josh talked about "issues topics" like the lost of his leg and dealing with that and religion, I never felt like he was... Like, preaching his ideas on the readers, he just stated them - particularly on the religion thing, I never read books too focused on it and this one wasn't but his church is a big part of Josh's life and I was surprised that it never bothered me, never, probably because the way it was told it was just something intricate with Josh. I would have liked more from the last chapter when he finally meet his girlfriend, also the realization of why he never has had a girlfriend it was so damn cliche. A little more from his family and friends wouldn't have hurt either, it was really focused just on the girlfriends and their dates and stuff, I would have liked I little bit more of Josh without the girlfriends involved. Recommended to lovers of romantic comedies, contemporary romances and people trying their first memoir who want something that reads like fiction.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hilarious and heartwarming, this book is everything you'd need to enjoy a good story about a boy finding love.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
I was afraid maybe I wouldn't like this book at first, but I was very, very wrong. This book is an excellent read, and I kept finding myself trying to grab at it every spare second I got. I love the values it portrays about looking at yourself, what makes you special/important/unique, and taking those chances even when you're scared because something good could come from it. Also, I think this book could be important for anyone who insists they've been friend-zoned or blames the other person for not liking them back. Great book, absolutely loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved Josh's character throughout the whole book! He made it seem so real for any guy or girl who feels like they aren't good enough to have a boy/girlfriend. Overall, I would recommend this book to any teenager who feels like they don't get the attention they would like from their crush. Not only does the book hold the great message of, "patience when it comes to love," but it's absolutley hilarious! So read if you want a laugh and an inspirational message!!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this story because it talked about hi love story. I mostly recomeend this stoy to all you not nonfictionn reader . When i alwas ge a nonfiction book i always think its not interesting. But thus book caught my attention!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago