The book presents an interesting idea with some entertaining essays but I was disappointed with a few of the writers in the book who are well know entertainers. Maybe I just expected these celebrities to provide better stories based on their own experiences.
Because of the variety of essays in this book, I found some stories laugh-out-loud funny, others completely obnoxious, and others kinda boring. In my opinion it's not worth the "new book" purchase price, but if it's just a couple of bucks go for it.
I absolutely love collections of short stories by funny people and I especially loved the idea behind this collection of short stories. Each author presents a "lesson" on... Things [They've] Learned From Women Who've Dumped [Them]. Unfortunately, there were so many misses in this collection and few stories that really had me LOL-ing. Notable stories include "9 Years is Exactly the Right Amount of Time to be in a Failed Relationship" by Bob Odenkirk and Larry Whitmore's story about his newborn baby daughter not liking him. Check it out from a library if you can, but not worth owning. I gave my copy to Goodwill, because there wasn't enough "good ones" that I could see myself reading again.
Valentine's Day was upon me. This book seemed to fit because I was fresh out of a kindling-searing one-on-one and wasn't expecting roses, candy, or kisses after dark. I "uh-huh'd" in all the right places; I "tee-hee'd" in a few less... since I'd lived with and loved a feline (as one of the contributors had in this book) I could identify! And when another guy said he'd moved across the continent to be near his beloved, I chimed "yeah, been there, done that." But basically, I guess because I'm not a guy I just didn't "get these enough" to feel compelled to recommend the book to anyone because "HA HA HA" most of the guys I've dumped wouldn't pick up a book even if it had money hidden inside!