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It's not me, it's you : the ultimate breakup book
Grossman, Anna Jane.
Adult Nonfiction PN6231.S495 G76 2006

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From Publishers' Weekly:

Operating under the premise that breaking up is an art form ?like synchronized swimming,? lifestyle reporter Grossman?s and television writer Wainess?s book cajoles readers to efficiently dump their lame not-so-significant others and proffers up strategies for surviving the aftermath, but the authors are less interested in helping readers than in trying to entertain them. The quizzes, charts, tables, graphs, ?breakup trees? and myth-busting lists that populate this book offer little in the way of guidance, instead relying on juvenile humor (on breakup sex: ?Ohhh baby, is this hot?; on surviving getting dumped: ?just decide your ex is an uber-villain,? but ?don?t?burn down your ex?s house?) that distracts from the book?s breakup philosophy: know what you want to do, then do it, firmly. Readers looking for lessons on the art of the breakup will find little substance here, but the authors? relentless joking, though certainly not for everyone, may appeal to readers looking for a way to while away lonely evenings. (Feb.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

From Library Journal:

If going through therapy and reading relationship books doesn't work, it's time for this lively guide developed by journalist Grossman and screenwriter Wainess. Striking a witty yet empathetic tone, the authors examine why so many relationships fail and discuss how to get ready for good-bye and how to break up as painlessly as possible. There is even a chart that helps partners divvy up mutual possessions and a list of the best things about being single again. Gleaning much of their information from their web site BreakupNews.com, which chronicles the breakups of couples all over the world, Grossman and Wainess have skillfully put together best and worst practices. This is a great book for those who have been dumped, are on the verge of being dumped, or are ready to dump someone-in short, everyone who's been in a relationship. Highly recommended. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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