I had just finished listening to the first episode of Crash On My Couch by Arden Rose & Will Darbyshire, where they talked about bad first dates among many other topics, when I stumbled upon this little collection circling the subject of bad breakups. And since I loved the breakup stories in Darbyshire’s This Modern Love, I was beyond ecstatic to give this one a go.
Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.
I knew the book was a keeper when I read this phenomenal dedication from the author:
“To that one dude,
for being such an inspirational dick.”
It really sets the mood for what’s to follow, which is nothing you can prepare yourself for, to be frank. Reading these stories from people that were broken up with horribly or the ones that did the breaking up left me both utterly awestruck and hysterical.
Speaking of which, here are some of my favorite stories:
Aka the worst kind of person.
I felt so bad for laughing at the above, but damn.
THIS MADE MY DAY.
I can’t stop thinking about this.
Overall, this book was quite the epiphany for me in terms of human decency. I will admit that the tiny amount of hope I had in humanity was nonexistent by the time I finished reading, so I’m hoping to have that restored by my next read…
ARC kindly provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Publication Date: January 10th, 2017
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