The Broke Diaries

The Broke Diaries

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a€œPeople always say Ia€™m going to look back on these days and laugh a€” why put it off?a€ When Angela Nissel found herself struggling financially while in college, instead of sulking, she decided to entertain herself by creating an online journal that chronicled her day-to-day trials and tribulations. Written with humor and intelligence, her a€œBroke Diarya€ quickly found an audience as people wrote to Angela to empathize with, console, and laugh with her about her experiences and even share their own. The Broke Diaries is the first complete compilation of her experiences, written in a voice that is funny, unique, and dead-on. On buying ramen noodles: I am sooooooo embarassed. I only have 33 cents. I (please dona€™t laugh) put the money on the counter and quickly attempt to dash out with my Chicken Flavored Salt Noodles. The guy calls me back! I look up instinctively, I should have run . . . Why didna€™t I run???!! He tells me the noodles are 35 cents. I try to apologize sincerely. I thought the sign said 33 cents yesterday, so thata€™s all I brought with me. Could he wait while I ran home and get the 2 cents? I show him my student I.D. to let him know I am not a thief. He shakes his head and motions either for me to get the hell out of his store and never come back again or get the money as do come back. I dona€™t know. He said something like a€œNyeha€ and swiped his hand in my direction. I cana€™t translate hand motions well. The noodles: tasty!!!Linda, the customer-care representative I spoke to last time, says ita#39;s because I have a a€œrecycled phone numbera€ that used to belong to a ... It seems that you can dodge your long-distance bill forever and you will never get your service shut off!

Title:The Broke Diaries
Author:Angela Nissel
Publisher:Villard - 2001-06-12


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