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It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy | [Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt]

It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy

There's no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there's one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him.
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There's no doubt about it, breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there's one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can't and shouldn't be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It's over for a reason, and deep down inside you probably know what that reason is. It's called a breakup because it's broken, and starting today, you're not the kind of woman who settles for broken, or hangs on to damaged goods, be it a radio, a pair of shoes, or a relationship. It's time to get rid of all the broken stuff you've been lugging around for days, months, and maybe even years, and make the bold decision to start looking for stuff that works! Because the longer you stay stuck in a dead-end relationship, the less time you get on this planet to experience a great one. So download this book, and let's dive in, our goal is to help you turn your breakup into the event that changes your life for the better in ways you never dreamed possible. It's not an end, it's a beginning! After all, you are a Superfox.

©2005 Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt; (P)2005 Books on Tape, Inc.

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    Kate White Vermont, USA 09-28-14
    Kate White Vermont, USA 09-28-14

    I hate reading - it hurts my eyes. Audible is great for me!

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    Would you listen to It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken again? Why?

    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.


    Would you recommend It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe for someone in their 20s.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    The male narrator was kind of annoying.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    No idea.


    Any additional comments?

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Stardog77 TX 08-02-14
    Stardog77 TX 08-02-14 Member Since 2014

    Stardog77

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    "This was just what I needed."

    Y'all, I just had a breakup. The BAD kind. After ten years of friendship and two years of "being together," my dude (whom I'd been in love with basically forever) dumped me... via drunk text message. Of course this single act confirmed my worst suspicions about his character, but that's neither here nor there. I spent several days wailing on my parents' couch and then several days crying on the phone to my best friends, then I decided to become a breakup superhero and recover by listening to self-help audiobooks on the elliptical. This is the first book I tried, and it was perfect. It's not particularly "deep" and it's not somber, and there's no hokey spirituality (which I abhor). There are breakup stories that will make you feel like you're really doing awesome (even if you're chain-smoking and crying on your front porch in front of your whole nosy neighborhood, as I was). I just generally feel way better now, and this book (plus the cardio) is why. I think you should go ahead and get it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Larrabee MORTON, IL, United States 02-14-14
    Kim Larrabee MORTON, IL, United States 02-14-14 Member Since 2007
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    This is a fantastic book full of great advice and some laughs at a time when it's most needed. I have listened to it again and again to help me gain valuable perspective while I went through my own painful breakup. The lighthearted humor made it easy to turn to when I felt like contacting or even just thinking about my ex. HIGHLY recommend to anyone going through a break up or just thinking about breaking up.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kennis Yuen Long, N/A, Hong Kong 10-07-05
    Kennis Yuen Long, N/A, Hong Kong 10-07-05
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    "Great!!"

    If you're looking for something helps you to break out the status, this is the right one. I highly recommend it.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Strawberrygirl2 08-09-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Great and Useful Advice!"

    Soothing ...yet funny advice that aids in easing the pain of a breakup. It definitely gives value.

    it benefits to listen from time to time to understand and appreciate what a gift a good relationship is.

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    Linda C. Garcia 08-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Read the book"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Tobhiyah Monroe USA 08-01-15
    Tobhiyah Monroe USA 08-01-15 Member Since 2014

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    "Laughing through (Emotional) Open Heart Surgery!"
    What did you love best about It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken?

    Seriously, so true & hits home in the most humorous way.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken?

    When he doesn't contact you, that should tell you that the relationship is over for him and he doesn't want to be in touch with you. No brainer right? But you can totally make up so many "Stories" to explain reasons why...Maybe he got eaten by a lion?


    Have you listened to any of various’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I read He's just not that into you...This performance was Perfect. I'm a little particular about the way voices sound (e.g does it sound canned/read from a script or natural? Is the pace too fast or "I am going to shoot myself" slow, is the pitch or tone too high/low?) They sounded like you were hanging out with friends laughing & talking about relationships which I loved!


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    A spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down...no wait, that's already been done. How about Tough Love that's easy to swallow....Hmmm, maybe not; they might think it's porn or a How to.


    Any additional comments?

    Love this book. A definite yes. Yes. YES!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Bre 07-11-15
    Bre 07-11-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Brutally honest but still compassionate and humorous"

    The honest truth told to you so you don't lose the good friends you have.

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    brittany 06-25-15
    brittany 06-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    "spot on"
    Where does It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    cannot compare. too different in genres.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken?

    A lot of perfect and good advice. make bookmarks in it for future references!!


    Which character – as performed by various – was your favorite?

    n/a


    What’s an idea from the book that you will remember?

    so many,
    bettering yourself is all that can and will come out of this.


    Any additional comments?

    MUST READ FOR ALL US BROKENHEARTED WOMEN.
    we are NOT ALONE!! we all share similar stories, which helps the coping big time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dare 22 06-24-15
    Dare 22 06-24-15
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    Just get it. I listened to it on a 7 hr drive when I should've been crying non-stop and lol'd the whole time. Fuck that guy. He's an idiot, you're a super fox. Why wait 5 years to look back and realize he did you a favor and laugh about how you would've settled for some lousy crumbs? Start laughing now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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