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Hit Him Where It Hurts: The Take-No-Prisoners Guide to Divorce--Alimony, Custody, Child Support, and More Paperback – November 30, 2006
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As it turns out, this book does not at any point tell a divorcing woman to lie, do anything illegal, or even act in a mean-spirited way. I think a couple of these reviewers only read the title, and the title isn't an accurate description- it's a total exaggeration meant to help sell more books.
This book is full of great advice and walks people through a complicated and painful process. It advises women to be prepared for the worst, but it also makes a point of telling women how much better things are when they make an effort to mediate, negotiate, and compromise. It's not really about hitting anybody where it hurts and more about making sure your divorce doesn't mean letting your unscrupulous ex-husband take everything.
In fact, it occurs to me that that's probably what's bothering the negative reviewers. Maybe they think if they trash the book enough wives will just roll over and take any deal they're offered in a divorce?
Attention angry he-man woman-haters posting before me: Just so you know, making dumb comments in the Amazon reviews won't really make a dent in the number of ladies reading this book. Also, you need to let go of whatever has you throwing your weird little e-tantrums. This isn't healthy.
Seriously though, you should get this book if you're going through a divorce. Even if you're a dude. Just switch the pronouns around. It's helpful.
What then? Do I let my alcoholic spouse run around in desperation telling everyone I'm a drug addict so that he could be awarded custody and avoid child support/wage garnishment? And let him seal up all of our accounts since I always trusted him with his name only on the "business" accounts? Let him believe that the business we built together is results in "his own income", while "I should get my own job" so that I have my own income? But also doesn't believe that he should pay for some training after 10 years of falling behind in technology, supporting him, and raising children?
Some of us NEED this book because we were naive enough to fall for and trust someone who turned out to be a lazy, back stabbing, honorless jerk, who would much rather lie his A** off and trash the person who was their best friend for 10 yrs, than pay child support.
Shower-needers? You should thank your lucky stars you didn't get dragged down into this muck. Those of us already in there never planned on it, but still need to get out.
Ms. Donovan's practical, easy-to-understand advice will guide the reader through the often precarious minefields of understanding and defending her rights, whether she is representing herself or working with a lawyer.
The worksheets and tips enable readers to directly participate in their cases and anticipate the issues that will inevitably arise.
The negative reviews seem to reflect the pain of men who have been " had" in their divorces. If they had used this book, perhaps they would have been protected. Sherri writes to men in the book also; if they had read the book they would have known that.; if they had read the book perhaps they would be writing a different review..
I've been married over 50 years and we were unprepared for the attack that our daughter endured nor equipped with knowledge of the law to help her. Had we read this book earlier, there would have been a different outcome I'm sure.
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I'm sorry but this book embodies everything that is wrong with our justice system. If you are pathetic enough to read this garbage, then you need psychiatric help and need to just... Read morePublished on February 7, 2014 by BM/SM
This book is useless. As a former (female) client of Ms. Donovan I know her single objective is to enrich herself. If you buy this book you are the one who will take the hit.Published on April 20, 2013 by Tomi
Spouse had this book from a prior marriage. Her ex supported her for over eighteen years. Gave her everything and now he has nothing because she took it all. Read morePublished on March 2, 2013 by Joe sherwood
Great book about preparing women for the toughest battle they will even fight in their life. Definitely a must read.Published on October 4, 2012 by Capricorn26
The title of this book must have been created by the publishers, not the author, because this book is NOT about hurting men but it IS about empowering women and getting them... Read morePublished on August 28, 2012 by Janelle Anderson
An absolute must read for all single men. It should be required by law to have read this book before obtaining a license to wed. Soooo, I guess I should give it 5 stars?Published on May 19, 2011 by twinstigator
This book represents what is wrong with the family and divorce law bar. Readining this makes my skin crawl. Sorry, but that is all I can say.Published on July 31, 2010 by wowwowwow