Siri, Who Am I?
by SAM TSCHIDA
“Siri, who am I?” …the amnesiac millennial asked her smartphone after waking up in the hospital with zero hints as to who the F she was.
“Your name is Mia, gorgeous.“
"Okay, we have a name. This is good...Today, I will find my life…attempted murder will have to wait."
Standing outside of the hospital after a few days of brain-monitoring, joking with the nurses, and binge-watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Mia has no idea where to go. Siri appears to only be helpful in telling Mia her name and how many coffee shops are within walking distance. No one has called Mia since her accident, her text messages and emails are all deleted, and the only possessions she arrived at the hospital with are her expensive outfit and her iPhone. With the help of her Instagram feed and a kind Über driver, Mia arrives at the place she tagged “home” the week before. Too bad she doesn’t actually live there…
Enter, Max…also known as @BlackEinstein, the nerdy (in a cute way) house-sitter who takes it upon himself to help Mia figure out who she is and where she actually lives. Between the two of them, Mia and Max determine the following:
Mia is not the owner of the house she just slept in.
She IS dating the owner, a ridiculously handsome and wealthy French chocolatier.
Mia is the owner of Gold Rush, a luxury dating service that pairs wealthy men with mature, attractive, and ready-for-commitment women.
Someone probably tried to kill Mia the night of her accident.
Siri, Who Am I? is funny, relatable proof that self-discovery is always an option.
Mia's "c'est la vie" attitude even in the midst of an identity crisis is utterly refreshing. She is not the princess-perfect heroine we usually see in mainstream fiction. At times, I genuinely questioned what sort of person Mia was before her accident — was she a con-woman? A blackmailer? A gold-digger? A lawyer? It’s amazing to question a character’s morals at the same time that character is also questioning the choices they *supposedly* made pre-attempted-murder. Because Mia’s memory is so spotty, readers get a front-row seat to her existential crisis, and it’s amazing. Fans of The Good Place will immediately see the similarities between Mia Wallace and Kristen Bell’s Eleanor Shellstrop.
This book is witty, sarcastic, and intelligent — one of the most relevant tales of self-discovery I’ve read to date.
The Wedding Date, The Hating Game, or the hit TV show, The Good Place, you will laugh out loud as Mia stumbles through the mess that is her life.
Sexual situations, drug use, violence, strong language, criminal activity
16+ due to language, drug use, and sexual content.