#13. The Overthinker’s Guide to Love by Kristen Ruth Smith
“This book was written to get women talking, to make us question our definitions of intimacy, relationship, partnership, and love. This story of one millennial woman trying to 'figure out' where she fits in the evermore complex landscape of love is bold and frank, funny and heart- wrenching, and offers intimate experiences every woman can relate to even if she never dared speak about them herself. This book is an invitation to speak to them. It's a requirement, in fact, since every chapter offers not only wit and wisdom, but practical practices for the reader to engage in herself. This book grants us permission to suspend our ideas of what love is supposed to look like and instead get playfully curious about who we truly are in love."
ABOUT THE BOOK
The Overthinker’s Guide to Love offers hard-won insight turned straight-forward practices for anyone seeking satisfying partnership in an increasingly complex landscape of dating and sexuality.
Like so many millennials, Kristen assumed dating, marriage and sex would come naturally someday, but nearing thirty and still without a clear sexual compass, she leans on her curiosity and intellect to think her way into partnership by turning her life into a Love Laboratory and candidly offers up her observations through a series of earnest, comical, and intimate real-life experiments that challenge the ways we define relationship, commitment, intimacy, and love.
Complete with data analysis and experiments readers can run at home, her combination of sincere storytelling and teaching reminds us that discovering who we are in love should be playful, fun, and always up for investigation.