You Are Very Cold, and This Feels Like an Adventure

A writer adopts the Choose Your Own Adventure book format to write a story about a disastrous love affair:

“The answer, of course, is that you should dump Anne before it’s too late. But the absurd options the book gives ‘you’— later ‘choices’ include dueling with an Ant-Warrior, or attacking the Evil Power Master—simply highlight the completely screwed-up perspective of the co-dependent. When I was stuck in one of those terrible relationships, and friends told me it was time to break it off, I looked at them as if they were crazy—as if the options they were offering had so little to do with my actual situation they were functionally useless.”

Author: Dan Kois
Source: Slate
Published: May 5, 2012
Length: 6 minutes (1,579 words)
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