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4.0 out of 5 stars Well, that shut me up., May 5, 2011
This review is from: My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me (Hardcover)
Ok. Wow. Just finished this.

I wrote some sexist crap as a reply to somebody else's comment on this book which I now regret. I had only just started the book. I don't know why I wrote that, probably because I was a little embarrassed that I bought a book clearly not for my demographic. I was slightly hesitant to read it in public. The first sixty five pages were somewhat interesting but I thought they were a little sentimental and the jokes were affected and sitcom-y. I was somewhat amused to realize that I had already read the book that her ex wrote.

Part three and onwards completely shut me up. That's where the arc of her romantic life really gets interesting. From there to the end of the book, I can't recommend it enough, and the fluff at the beginning is the only reason I wouldn't give this book a full five stars.

It feels a little cheap to describe the final chapters with words like, "intelligent, witty, hilarious"; don't get me wrong, they ARE very darkly funny and smart, but those are words to describe sitcoms or people that you're trying to set up on blind dates. The cute little one liners melt away as the book progresses. At the end, I felt like the emotional anatomy inside my head had shifted. I began to reevaluate all the "crazy" girls I've dated in my life. I felt guilt at certain anecdotes that I've made out of them. I closed the book and looked at the cover and no longer saw a picture of a cutesy nutcase that just can't get her dating life together; I saw the thousand yard stare of a grizzled veteran of the dating wars. I felt like the woman on the cover was staring right through me and all my bullcrap.

Hilary Winston has made a fan out of me. I will definitely purchase whatever she writes next.
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Initial post: May 10, 2011 11:27:33 AM PDT
Great review! I'm a guy & was hesitant whether this book had mass appeal but now will give it a chance. By the way - I'm dying of curiosity...What book did her ex write?

Posted on May 15, 2011 3:44:36 PM PDT
Elizabeth says:
Truly one of the best reviews I have ever read for ANYTHING, let alone for a book. Sigh Sandwich, you totally sold me on this book, and it will be the next one I purchase. I must ask, as other's have before me... Who is her ex, and what is the title of the book he wrote???

Posted on May 15, 2011 3:45:23 PM PDT
[Deleted by the author on May 15, 2011 3:45:42 PM PDT]

In reply to an earlier post on May 17, 2011 11:44:51 AM PDT
Average American Male, Chad Kultgen

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 11:18:17 PM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Mar 11, 2013 12:29:04 PM PDT
Ardenwolfe says:
Oh hell. Really? Now I definitely have to buy this book! I love Chad's work, but I'm dying to know the other side of the story.

Thank you.

In reply to an earlier post on May 4, 2013 9:28:06 AM PDT
alex 2013 says:
LOL Love the discussion. Now on ID Investigation Discovery Channel
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