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What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding: A Memoir

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Kristin Newman

Narrated By: Kristin Newman

Publisher: Tantor Media

Date: May 2014

Duration: 7 hours 17 minutes


Kristin Newman spent her twenties and thirties 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, Kristin 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. She introduces listeners to the Israeli bartenders, Argentinian priests, Finnish poker players, and sexy Bedouins who helped her transform into "Kristin-Adjacent" on the road—a quieter, less judgmental, and, yes, sluttier version of herself at home.

Ultimately, Kristin's adventures led her to a better understanding of what she was actually running away from at home and why every life hurdle seemed to put her on a transatlantic flight to the unknown. Equal parts laugh-out-loud storytelling; thoughtful, candid reflection; and wanderlust-inspiring travel tales, What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding is a compelling and hilarious debut that will have listeners scrambling to renew their passports.


  • K Sykes

    Perfect lighthearted travel or vacation read. Will make you want to travel. Being read by the author makes it all the more hilarious Kristen is both irreverently funny and thoughtful.

  • Allen F

    Decent book but she was kinda full of herself .

  • Kara S

    So many laughs! I truly wish I could do a trip with Kristin. She is so raw I love her! A must "read"!!!!!!!

  • Kyra Devers

    I LOVE that its read by the author, you know you're hearing it exactly as she meant it to sound. Absolutely hilarious and inspiring. Officially my favourite book of all time.

  • Kelly Hendershot

    Loved this book. I told my book club this is really one to listen to rather than read.

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