©2005 Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.
I've had this book for a few years now, since I was considering breaking up with my last ex. I found it okay back then, but this time, after being dumped by my latest boyfriend I found it to be my best companion for the first few days. Listen at your worst moments and it's likely to make you feel more at ease and help you realize/confirm that you're better off without that person in your life. I even listened at night when I had a hard time sleeping. I definitely recommend this to those hurting after a breakup.
I hate reading - it hurts my eyes. Audible is great for me!
I wish this book were more geared for people in their 30s and up - when the loss is more severe and painful. When I was in my 20s, break-ups were awful - but now that I'm older, they're agonizing, and a lot more serious.
Maybe for someone in their 20s.
The male narrator was kind of annoying.
Sorry - I was disappointed. He's Just Not That Into You was genius work. This book was still okay - it just was way too 'cutesy' than how awful I am feeling right now. This book makes me feel old, and more abandoned than ever because I'm not in my 20s where it was easier to bounce back.
If you can overlook the corny jokes this is a good listen for those who are heartbroken or in the process of breaking up. They give a wide range of examples and one of them is bound to fit your life. I liked it and found it had some valid points.
The author's voice drove me crazy. I think it would have been better if Amiira had read the entire book, with little snip its from Greg. It might not be so bad if you were to read it your self. Overall, it's a good book for someone right after their break up. If you wait a little while you might feel past some of this stuff.
One of my tops. It makes me laugh and has REALLY helped me.
I was dumped yesterday morning and I did not know how I would get through holding up at work and so on. This authors books have helped me to get through break-ups with dignity and kindness to myself and others. You can't beat that!
I got dumped by my live-in partner of 2 years on a Monday morning (yesterday morning to be exact) totally out of the blue. Spent the day in shock and just packing as much as I could until I was exhausted. Then spent a night bawling and weeping in bed.
I do payroll at work so I HAD to come in to work. I can't describe how EXCRUCIATING it is to try to hold myself together or think straight.
I am very lucky to have the kind words of my friends who emailed me this morning.
These emails brought me to crying fits again. I'm working and going to the bathroom to cry about every 30 minutes. Even with the kind words my thank you's and "smile" were forced and faked.
In the first 5 minutes of this recording I laughed FOR REAL twice. It felt really good to be brought out of my devestating emotional tornado even for just those two laughs.
I thought that my girlfriend was the one... She even told me so.. So why did she break up with me a week later? Although the relationship was great for me, something was missing for her.. Look at the name of the book, it's the truth like it or not..
I truthfully have never typed a review. After purchasing and listening to this book I felt the need to do so because of the heartache I was experiencing from my recent breakup and the help this book provided. First off, although written for women, the basic premise and advice applies to men as well. I listened to this book last week in two days and as of today, I have finished it a second time. The stories and letters within the book are funny. The narrators, who also wrote the book share their sometimes hilarious embarrassing personal stories. I don't want to be long winded here, but if you, like me are having a hard time coming to terms with a breakup this is the book for you. Whether a short term relationship or long term marriage this covers it all. Honestly, I'm listening through a third time.
I can not even begin to tell you how this book has helped me!! Such truth, and wisdom, mixed with humor.
This book helped me out so much, as it told me the truth over and over again. I put this on head phones at night, so I wouldn't have to think about he ex.
Love it, would recommend it to anyone!!
I loved it...highly recommend it. Witty, fun and never ceases to remind you that you are not alone. Interestingly narrated by both a male and a female the two perspectives and sets of experiences give additional depth and understanding to what is primarily a chick's book. Absolutely would recommend it...especially as a gift for ANY woman you know whether going thru her FIRST breakup or her FIFTIETH. Enjoy!
This book is marketed to women but almost every word applies equally to men. Breaking up is hard to do if you do it right. This book gets you moving forward and feeling better as quickly as possible without dismissing the need to grieve. I found it especially helpful to listen to at night when my thoughts would otherwise wander to bad and sad places.
This is helpful during the desperate time after a breakup, but the male narrator is annoying af. I had to skip several of his parts because he was infuriatingly corny.
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