Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory

📅 this year ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 4 stars 🧶 fiction
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Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory by Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg delivers a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love—the best and worst thing in the universe.


  • A young engaged couple forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding.
  • A pair of lonely commuters who ride the subway in silence, forever, eternally failing to make that longed-for contact.
  • A struggling employee at a theme park of U.S. presidents who discovers that love can’t be genetically modified.
  • And fifteen more tales of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.


Finished: Feb 2021

Rating (out of 5): ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I really enjoyed the writing style here. Some of the stories were hit-or-miss. I don’t give out 5-stars lightly but this was really poignant.

  • Favorite story was Move Across the Country for its poignant and depressing take on the Sadness that follows you
  • Liked all of the honestly spot-on New York City references. The Serial Monogamist’s Guide to New York City Landmarks really drove this one home in a great way. New York is such a spatially-oriented city.

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