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Audio Book Review: I Can Barely Take Care Of Myself By Jen Kirkman

I Can Barely Take Care of Myself: Tales From a Happy Life Without Kids - Jen Kirkman


I really enjoyed listening to this book. It finally felt like I met a like minded soul. The wit and sarcasm greatly helped me to like this book so much. 


I've made it no secret to everyone and anyone who asks me that I don't want kids. I came to this decision almost 10 years ago. I was never the teen who would see a baby and immediately stop everything and go coo at a kid. I respect kids and the people who want or have kids. I just don't want one of my own. I can barely keep up with my 3 year old dog while I'm 21 years old, why would I want to keep up with a kid?


I don't find joy in kids. I regularly compare my dog to a kid because, to me, he's the closest thing I'll ever want to have that comes close to a child. I'm impatent and temperamental. I don't want a kid to have to keep up with my moods. I also don't want the added responsibility of taking care of another human being. 


I'm lucky in the sense of when people ask me why I don't want any kids I just deadpan 'because I don't want any' and they leave me alone. I've perfected my 'resting bitchface' for occasions like that and I'm proud. At the end of the day it's no ones business what I chose to do or not do with my body.


I've come to the conclusion that if that's what it takes to become a 'woman' in other people's minds then I'm much happier being a child for the rest of my long and happy life.


The Audio Book:

The audio book was awesome. I liked how her intonation changed when she was reading something witty or sarcastic. I enjoyed the reading and I would listen to other audio books by her in the future.