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- Print Length: 202 pages
- Publication Date: October 31, 2012
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00A6HZUCU
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At times Huerta's tone -- deeply cynical and jaded -- seems excessive and uncomfortably inappropriate. But as he masterfully lays his own life to bare for anyone who chooses to read one quickly discovers that a.) he has more than ample reason for the "wall" and b.) he's incredibly self-deprecating. The latter discovery is not based solely on his own apologies and admissions of fault that overtly declare his culpability in the marriage's dissolution, but also in his sometimes nearly slapstick anecdotes (SPOILER ALERT: Gary attends his own wedding high as a kite). Here is a man who is flawed and who is not afraid to both tell you and show you this fact, even if at times you cringe.
Yet the real cringing is saved for the vindictive tales of his "ex-wife," who seems to make it her mission in life to undermine Gary by any means possible. Actually, "undermine" is a serious "understatement"; she manipulates him, abuses the legal system, and most egregiously, steers one of their children against him (over what should in fact, be a rather trivial matter.)
Gary's own story is interwoven with very applicable advice for men (or women for that matter who may somehow find themselves being bullied by an ex through the legal system). He provides useful advice for everything from government forms to post-marriage communication (be it via telephone, e-mail, or in person, in court).
Many have oft compared divorce to a death of a loved one and in the end Huerta's "Divorce" is indeed a tragedy. Throughout the screw-ups and comical side stories a narrative of sadness unravels rapidly. Yet the tragedy concludes with a unique catharsis, and the very clear/specific manual suddenly becomes a Choose Your Own Adventure at the end. Of course, the adventure is the life of the reader (and the writer) and the sad prologue is un-erasable.