Love Stinks: The Romantic's Guide to Breaking Up Without Breaking Down

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LOVE STINKS THE ROMANTIC'S GUIDE TO BREAKING UP WITHOUT BREAKING DOWN SYMPATHETIC (AND VERY FUNNY) ADVICE ON LIFE AFTER HEARTBREAK From the warning signs that your relationship is going down the commode to what it's REALLY like out there on the comeback trail, LOVE STINKS offers aid and comfort to the contemporary woman. Here are survival strategies from a brilliant humorist who herself has suffered through divorce. Among the topics sure to make even the most heartsone reader laugh out loud are: -- THE MYTH OF THE PERFECT COUPLE - home truths about Antony and Cleopatra, Liz and Dick, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, and other fun couples -- THE SNAPPING POINT - how to know when you've reached it -- DRESSING FOR DIVORCE - and other tips for putting the fault back into no-fault -- THE TRANSITIONAL MAN - his purpose in your life and how to recognize him -- SEX AND THE SINGLE MOM - why hell hath no fury like a kid bent on reuniting Mommy and Daddy -- RETRO LUST - sex with your ex was less than zero, but when he gets a new girlfriend... -- OH BRAVE NEW WHIRL - life - yes, life! - after parting Whether you're trying to get over the Most Fabulous Man on the Planet, or hoping to find an even better one. LOVE STINKS will soothe your heart and keep you laughing through each new terror and joy!

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Addressed to women, this urbane guide to the fine art of ending relationships packs a laugh a minute into its brittle but perceptive pointers. Capsule analyses of the complexities of male-female relationships include case studies of such figures as Homer's Penelope (who "singlehandedly inspired Marabel Morgan to pen her famous Total Woman formula"). Overbeck ( The Whole Birth Catalogue ) does not ignore the pain of a spouse's or lover's desertion or the discomforts of the dating scene, but her witty checklists--e.g., for determining the deadly problems in a relationship or the extent of an obsession--quizzes and rolls of dos and don'ts spoof the conventional self-help genre even as they deliver sound advice. Her light style is sure to bolster the heartbroken: "Your mother, in particular, will take it very hard. She has always seen your romantic life in terms of oceanography. . . . 'There's more than one fish in the sea.' However, now that you're planning to cut bait, the food chain has gone into sudden decline and, lo and behold, the sea is now 99.6 percent fish-free."
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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