Its Called a Breakup Because Its Broken
""Book By: Greg Behrendt
Break-ups are like broken sandals - they can cause you to stumble and fall. It is more sensible to get a shiny new pair you can trust rather than to repair the broken ones and move around wondering how long it will last. This book recommends women to do just that. The authors have explored a woman's mindset after a painful end to a relationship. Adapting a positive and humorous tone, it mentors how to cope with a break-up and get over it, like a hangover.
With the "its-only-a-break-up" outlook, the book focuses on one message: life goes on even after the most excruciating of incidents. Simple commandments on how to retain friends and balance work, and life, why not to call him, going for a total make-over for soul-cleansing, and getting a break-up buddy. There are laundry-loads of such advice to help steer your momentarily disturbed life back on track.
However positive the book might sound, there is still some flak. For one reason, it exaggerates the "bright future" bit so much that it hurts the eyes while reading. In other words, although the tips are realistic, the presentation is overtly optimistic. You either will be highly motivated by the cheerful, energized, "be a super fox" language, or else feel nauseous with an overdose of empowerment potions. Some tips sound like desperados trying to force-clean grease stains. Political parties are passable, but a "self-pity" party? The authors have even managed to contradict their own theory by warning readers not to fall in the "Hollywood" type romance trap, but have themselves highlighted the stereotypical aspects of women with stuff like "sing a lonely song" or "gobble down some ice cream."
You could choose to call it a survivor's guide, but it may not be helpful for all, depending on what kind of reader are you. However, it is still a hilarious read and quite uplifting after a bad break-up. The game plan, which comes complete with a workbook, Q & A's, recipes, and other advice, do justice to the effort.