Tuesday, February 24, 2015

What I've Read: Things I've Learned from the Women Who've Dumped Me: Edited by Ben Karlin

My 11/75 book of the year was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Yes, I'm reading those out of order), but I feel like writing a review on the Harry Potter books is a bit repetitive. I love them all, that's all you really need to know! So I'm going to skip ahead to my next book, Things I've Learned from the Women Who've Dumped Me by Ben Karlin, Andy Selsberg, Nick Hornby, and David Rees. Instead of reading something mushy around Valentine's day, I would much rather read satirical essays about failed romances. This book is comprised of 46 different lessons learned from different writers about failed romances. Some were really funny, for example one man got his middle school crush to agree to talk about their two week relationship on the phone and he recorded their conversation. He was "in love" with her, while she barely remembers them going out for more than a few hours. Some were a little depressing, one was just a summary of the nine years they spent together. I thought it was funny in places, while sad, because the stories were all so real. You could maybe not relate to all of them, but some of them are stories that sound similar to your friends, good, bad, and the ridiculous. It was a quick read and enjoyed it thoroughly. I like when I find I book that actually makes me laugh out loud! 12/75

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