©2008 Ben Karlin; (P)2008 Hachette Audio
"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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Guess I was expecting something with a little more substance, or at the least some good laughs. This was a waste of a credit.
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.
No. I would rather die
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.
Most of them.
This book did not deserve to be made into an audiobook. Do not put yourself through listening to it.
Reminded me of David Sedaris
I liked hearing the authors read, it felt like they were telling me their stories.
A humorous series of essays entitled "Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me" had me rolling around laughing. A combination of honesty and wit create unforgettable stories you want to share with your friends. However, some of these essays have the tendency to be a little ronchy and so I wouldn't recommend reading it aloud to your mother. She may not have the same uncalloused appreciation you have developed.
"Boring, Boring Boring"
Stories that were actually funny or in some way insightful. This is an attempt by a series of so-so writers to replicate Hornby's High Fidelity - a feat with Hornby himself has not been able to do since that book.
Made it funny, or not written it at all.
Narrative was reasonable, but nothing special.
Pretty much all of them. Only 1 story was worth the 10 minutes listening to.
Good on Audible for offering a credit back in exchange for this book. Otherwise it would have been a total waste. Don't buy it,
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