What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

A Memoir

by Kristin Newman

A funny, sexy, and ultimately poignant memoir about mastering the art of the "vacationship." 

Kristin Newman spent much of her twenties and thirties buying dresses to wear to her friends' weddings and baby showers. Not ready to settle down and in need of an escape from her fast-paced job as a sitcom writer, Kristin instead traveled the world, often alone, for several weeks each year. In addition to falling madly in love with the planet, Kristin fell for many attractive locals, men who could provide the emotional connection she wanted without costing her the freedom she desperately needed. 
Kristin introduces readers to the Israeli bartenders, Finnish poker players, sexy Bedouins, and Argentinean priests who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road–a slower, softer, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling, candid reflection, and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling debut that will have readers rushing to renew their passports.


Recent Reviews

Amazing title for a fun book.

Jaclyn Day

4 Stars

The title is amazing. The book is pretty fun. As far as travel/romance memoirs go, this is one of the better ones I’ve read. There have been many of these and I can’t keep them all straight anymore. They’re a tropical beach blend of…

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Book Review: What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding

Becca Parson

1 Star

I received this book free for an honest review. The thing is, I really expected to like this. I’m unmarried (though obviously not single), have no children, and I love to travel. I thought it would be funny and that it would be more…

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Funny and honest - a GREAT summer read!

Emily Stevenson

4 Stars

"What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding" is a great addition to the travel genre. My first impression, after reading the prologue and chapter 1, was that this was going to go fast. You can tell that Kristin Newman is a writer - a sitcom…

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Variations of Love

Lissa Jackson

4 Stars

4 stars   So I will start this by saying that I was one of those breeding while Kristin Newman was out traveling to exotic places and having romantic adventures.  Did this keep me from enjoying this book?  Absolutely…

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Apparently, While We Were Breeding, She Was Mating

Juliann Jones

3.5 Stars

I can't decide how I feel about this book. It was initially off-putting as author Kristin Newman immediately jumped into her sexual escapades around the globe. It reminded me of twentysomethings who think it's cool to brag about "that time I…

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