Kristin Newman spent her 20s and 30s dealing with the stresses of her
high-pressure job as a television comedy writer, and the anxieties of
watching most of her friends get married and start families while she
wrestled with her own fear of both. Not ready to settle down and yet
loathe to become a sad-sack single girl, she instead started
traveling the world, often alone, for a few months each year, falling
madly in love with attractive locals who provided moments of the love
she wanted without the cost of the freedom she needed. What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding introduces
readers to the Israeli bartenders, Argentinian priests, Finnish poker
players, and sexy Bedouins who helped transform Newman into
"Kristin-Adjacent" on the road—a quieter, less judgmental, and, yes,
sluttier version of herself at home.
Kristin Newman is a television comedy writer, having earned credits on shows such as That 70s Show, How I Met Your Mother, Chuck. She currently writes for ABC's The Neighbors.
A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship."