Maria Dahvana Headley’s The Year of Yes

I happen to love memoirs, especially funny ones! And this one made me laugh out loud.


I picked up this book because the library didn’t have the one I wanted and it seemed like it would be an adventure. I was not disappointed (in this book. I was disappointed the library didn’t have the original book I wanted.)


The Year of Yes by Maria Dahvana Headley, not to be confused with A Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes, is a delightfully honest memoir about the amount of unusual dates you can go on in a year, as well as boring, weird, sexy, and fun dates. She decided that her pursuit of love, she was too picky. So Maria boldly claimed to her roommates that she would date anyone that asked; she wasn’t gender specific, she didn’t discriminate against people with or without jobs or homes for that matter. I’d like to be perfectly clear here though, just because she went on a date with these people, it didn’t mean she was having sex with every person she went on a date.


What I really liked about this book was that after a supreme slump of bad dates, she decided it was actually her fault, and not everybody else with the problem. So she decided to change it by changing her outlook. It was a bit loaded with obscure art/writing references but as she is a writer, it makes sense. I love a book that can make me laugh out loud and this was a winner.

Have you read the Year of Yes? Comment below!


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