As the title suggests, Ophira Eisenberg's charming memoir, Screw Everyone: Sleeping My Way to Monogamy, has a storybook ending. But the Canadian-born comedian, who hosts the NPR quiz show "Ask Me Another," only reluctantly stumbled across domestic bliss following a decade-plus of tumultuous, disappointing and hilarious romantic escapades. A streak of rebellion and independence runs through all Eisenberg's tales, making it very hard to begrudge her a happy ending.
A Calgary, Alberta, native, Eisenberg spent her 20s and early 30s making her way in stand-up and, every few years, hoisting a bag on her back and moving alone to a big new Canadian city (and eventually to New York, where she now lives).
Eisenberg finds herself in the minority of her female peers for prioritizing having a good time over finding "the one." She encounters her fair share of weirdos as she plays the field, but rarely gets hung up on any of them for long. They're great material, after all: One man is revealed to have a vast collection of Garfields overtaking his bedroom. Another man's idea of getting to know her is to get stoned and air-drum to a two-hour Devo concert video zoomed in to just the drummer.