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Dumped: A Guide to Getting Over a Breakup and Your Ex in Record Time! Paperback – August 15, 2012
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About the Author
Maryjane Fahey is a writer, designer, and former serial monogamist living in New York City. Her specialty has been journalism and editorial design, including the redesign of BusinessWeek and the Boston Globe, and the launch of Women s Health. Maryjane is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and Newark School of Fine Arts. Newark has an art school, that's right it's not just where the airport is. She has every intention of continuing her new career as a writer and absolutely no intention of being dumped again.
Caryn Beth Rosenthal, a former Benny Hill Babe, is an actress/writer who hails from Jacksonville, Florida. Her credits include animation, sketch, soaps, and regional and Off-Broadway theatre, including a solo show she wrote and performs in called Getting Over Mark, as well as numerous voiceovers and commercials. Caryn Beth lives in New York City with her loyal mutt, Jax, an 8-pounder on wheels who thinks he s a 200-pound four-legged rottweiler. His credits are too numerous to mention. dumped411.com
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The part about closure is very true. I contacted my ex numerous times after he's shown that he had no interest in me whatsoever. He point-blank told me to leave him alone, and I couldn't do that. I wanted, NEEDED closure. In one of my OCD text-messaging fiascos, I asked him why he wasn't asking me to stay/ or holding onto me? I never got a response. I kept on wanting to get the response that I WANTED, which never happened. He told me to wait for him in the future, that he MIGHT consider marrying me. Sureeeee thing. Put my life on hold for a guy who, as the authors said, "is scratching his balls, sitting on his disgusting couch, watching football and could give two s**ts about your closure plans."
I thought this book was OK and if you do decide to read it, then I suggest you read a "serious" book or a book with more meat in addition to Dumped. This book alone probably might not be able to help you heal, especially if your breakup is very devastating. To heal emotional wounds takes a lot of inner-work, such as monitoring your thought processes. I recommend I Can Mend Your Broken Heart by Paul McKenna and Hugh Willbourn (which addresses these issues and have a hypnosis CD which I found helpful). Dumped is a good pick-me-up book, especially when you're feeling down or obsessing over him. It's a book you can carry in your purse, just in case you get that urge to call him/her. That said, it doesn't show you how to mend a broken heart. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this book for the most part, but most of its content I was already familiar with. I regarded it as a supplement to the aforementioned book.
Most of these kinds of books just politely regurgitate the same old stuff trying to sound all Psychology Today, but "Dumped" is more akin to two of your best girlfriends coming over to your house with a bottle of Merlot, dragging you out of bed by your foot, and smacking some sense into you before you break down and call the jerk.
Thanks, Caryn and Maryjane!
Now I just need a "Dumped" APP to help me STAY on track and follow all their good advice. Hmmm ... do you need a guinea pig?