These essays take a serious (and often grim) look at American obsessions. She looks at topics like social media numbers, adult get togethers, real long-term romance alongside TV, movies, and books to show how these topics are reflected in everyday culture. Havrilesky’s voice is funny and mature and easy to read.
P.S. I have a book out that’s about dating as a single mother. It’s available here and here and in person.