Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me Audiobook | Ben Karlin (editor), Stephen Colbert, Will Forte, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Dan Savage | Audible.com
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Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me | [Ben Karlin (editor), Stephen Colbert, Will Forte, Nick Hornby, Andy Richter, Dan Savage]

Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me

The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.
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Publisher's Summary

The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar line-up of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2008 Ben Karlin; (P)2008 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"Whether the men pathetically recall their failed dating attempts or are celebrating their record number of dumps as learned experiences, these witty, comical approaches to being dumped are sure to entertain anyone who has entered the world of dating." (Publishers Weekly)

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    Dahl Mountain View, CA, United States 09-17-11
    Dahl Mountain View, CA, United States 09-17-11
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    "Learning how guys think"

    As a woman who's been married for 30 years to two different men and is now approaching 4 years of singlehood, I listened to this book with the hope of better understanding the male side of a relationship, the illuminations perhaps enabling my next liaison to be a long and satisfying one. After finishing "Things I've Learned...", with great sadness, I lament I'm not a lesbian.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Jackson, MS, USA 04-08-09
    Tracy Jackson, MS, USA 04-08-09
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    "Bitter maybe, BUT bitter is funny."

    It may not be for everyone, but compared to some of the other books I've downloaded lately, this one was a winner. This one was well worth a book credit. Don't expect to be draw any important life lessons from this, but just sit back and laugh a little.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 08-29-08
    Lori J. Rosendahl Magna, UT United States 08-29-08 Listener Since 2006
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    "Keep listening past the intro!"

    There is some very funny stuff here. The intro is not one of them. The other disappointing performance is Steven Colbert. But, other than that, I really enjoyed this book. It is not all funny though. But, it rings very honest.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lauren KINGSTON, Australia 04-02-13
    Lauren KINGSTON, Australia 04-02-13 Member Since 2012
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    "I want my 3.5 hours back"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or the narrator?

    No. I would rather die


    What was most disappointing about the authors’s story?

    It was a series of stories with the namesake theme. They weren't particularly interesting and there is about one laugh to be had throughout the audio. Also it was full of unnecessary swearing that was misplaced and made me feel uncomfortable.


    Would you be willing to try another one of the narrator’s performances?

    Definitely not.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me?

    Most of them.


    Any additional comments?

    This book did not deserve to be made into an audiobook. Do not put yourself through listening to it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 11-22-11
    Emily MINNEAPOLIS, MN, United States 11-22-11
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    "Not so great"

    This book really didn't seem worth the price considering how short it was. Some stories were certainly better than others. Steven Colbert's was just plain terrible.

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    Brent M. Witgen Aalborg, Denmark 06-20-08
    Brent M. Witgen Aalborg, Denmark 06-20-08 Member Since 2008
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    "not for me..."

    Guess I was expecting something with a little more substance, or at the least some good laughs. This was a waste of a credit.
    -BMW

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    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 06-28-13
    Michael Janosky LYNDORA, PA, US 06-28-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Funny because it's true"

    My wife and I listened to this book on a trip. She does not listen to books. This has lead me to buy several books twice. With this we listened from start to end with laughter as well as a few times to pause where we related our own stories to one another.

    One thing to know about this book is that it isn't "funny" book per se. It gets it's humor from stories that are able to be related to.

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    Carla WASHINGTON, DC, United States 09-23-12
    Carla WASHINGTON, DC, United States 09-23-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it!!"
    What made the experience of listening to Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me the most enjoyable?

    Very funny!


    What other book might you compare Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me to and why?

    Reminded me of David Sedaris


    What does the narrator bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I liked hearing the authors read, it felt like they were telling me their stories.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    yes


    Any additional comments?

    great!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Susan Burke, VA, USA 06-09-10
    Susan Burke, VA, USA 06-09-10 Member Since 2009
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    I had read and loved the book. Didn't feel the same about listening; some narrators are better writers than readers.

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    Joshua Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-27-10
    Joshua Las Vegas, NV, USA 05-27-10 Member Since 2008
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    "Funny"

    Listened to it twice, once with a girlfriend who doesn't even like books on tape, and she even loved it. Love how the authors, are the narrators (mostly.)

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