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How to Get Divorced by 30: My Misguided Attempt at a Starter Marriage Paperback – January 26, 2010
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For some reason, Rothchild (and her publisher) thought her twenty-something life's story was interesting enough to foist 224 pages onto the general public during the fallow first quarter. It is not. (It appears that the movie option was already in place, as the book would clearly be a `pass' without it.) Her story, the story of a writer of limited accomplishment, moving to LA to `make it,' and turning a loser boyfriend into a loser husband is about as exciting as the `marriage' of the half-filled ketchup bottles Rothchild merges while waiting tables at the Palm. (A mundane procedure, she actually feels obligated to explain.)
After a handful of uninspired relationships lead her to Jeff, a curmudgeonly wannabe actor/bartender whose life seems to revolve around living in his La-Z-Boy recliner, playing video games and smoking pot all day, it is shocking that Rothchild both marries him and then is somehow surprised that the obviously ill-fated unison ends in divorce. (This, despite the fact that she has to buy her own engagement ring at the mall, is married by a guy who got his certificate off the internet and hopes Jeff wears his 'good jeans' on their wedding day!Read more ›
I wanted to read the book straight through but unfortunately had to work and sleep, so I finished it over 2 nights. The stories about her ex-Jeff, her writing style, learning about her background and a bit about how she was raised so unconventionally- these are some of the reasons I wish the book hadn't ended.
This is a light-hearted and relatable read for anyone who experienced their first love in high school, stayed in a dysfunctional relationship because it was too comfortable to end, and/or spent some time engaged in self-destructive behaviors trying to figure out who they are.
Quite frankly I wish her marriage had lasted longer so she'd have even more Jeff stories to share with us!
I knew from the beginning that the man she married would not be there in the end. But from the beginning of the relationship, I saw the doomed ending - she should have never married him in the end. There were so many deal breakers that she just let go by, where I would have made an abrupt stop to the relationship. I can't get started about her family life, oh my goodness.
I have to be honest, I would only recommend this to those who have the heart to by pass her mishaps and rough humor to enjoy a true story
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Did not find Ms. Rothhild's life very interesting, certainly not worth writing a book about.Published 19 months ago by pinkymidge
a really light and super hilarious book that is a great read for singles, the newly divorced, the freshly broken up, or even those happily coupled-up people who just like to be... Read morePublished on September 11, 2012 by ashley greene
This book is a very easy read, however there is very little you will learn or take away from it.
I bought this book expecting to get an insight into a marriage gone wrong. Read more
I read this book in 5 hours on a cross country flight. I've never read a book so fast before, but I couldn't put it down. Read morePublished on January 17, 2011 by NC
I bought this book after attending a reading by the author with my girlfriend. She is now my ex-girlfriend (not the author). It took me months to get around to reading the book. Read morePublished on October 19, 2010 by Thanksmalc
I was expecting something light, humorous and somewhat meaningless like the movie about losing a guy in 10 days. Read morePublished on August 23, 2010 by Gerard Garcia
I loved this book. I read it in about 48 hours. As I was reading it, I felt a special connection with the author and her experiences and took much of her "lessons" to heart. Read morePublished on July 20, 2010 by bootsnyc
I bought this book after hearing Sascha Rothchild speak at the LA Times Festival of Book's Memoir: All The Single Ladies panel. Read morePublished on April 27, 2010 by Rachel Kramer Bussel