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The Frisky 30-Day Breakup Guide: One Month of Manicures, Massages, and Mojitos to Help You Forget About Him Paperback – July 6, 2010

4.8 out of 5 stars 11 customer reviews

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jamie Beckman is a writer and editor who has braved the dating scene for 10-plus years and experienced firsthand all of the hope, elation, and heartbreak that goes along with it. (And she wouldn’t change a thing.) Jamie graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia and has written about relationships, health, and lifestyle trends for publications including Men's Journal, Men's Health, Best Life, First for Women, and Better Homes and Gardens. She lives in New York City.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ulysses Press (July 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1569757895
  • ISBN-13: 978-1569757895
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,701,197 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I received this book as a gift from my best friend after going through a particularly bitter breakup. It was a 4 year relationship and my only serious adult one, so you can imagine I was really torn up. The book came as part of a care package that included a box of tissues, a box of entenmens chewy chocolate chip cookies (the best- but i advise you not to eat 20 at once...major nausea), and a couple of classic 80's flicks. i think the book is perfect for what it is- light reading and solid female-written advice for getting through the first month of a breakup. it's written in a humorous and cute way and doesn't take itself too seriously. its obvious the author has some real experience with relationships and i like that there are expert opinions on some topics. while i cant say i employed every single piece of advice the book dishes out, there were a bunch of tips that i deliberately tried out and they absolutely helped. the breakup bible, where i asked my girlfriends for advice about breakups and relationships as a whole, made me realize how common breakup are, and how everyone ends up OK. its hard to not feel like its the end of the world (in some ways, it is...) but its important to know that the world WILL start up again. call me vain but i also enjoyed the "change your hair" and "buy a look at me dress" tips. i know beauty is on the inside and all that jazz but goddammit it still feels good to go out and KNOW you're being checked out. after 4 years with my ex, it was nice to feel noticed and appreciated by other guys and not feel guilty about it.

ill admit, i still occasionally do a facebook stalk of my ex and his (not-so-attractive) new girlfriend, but i can honestly say i'm 99% over the relationship and have moved on to the <> and better things in this great city i call home. the 30 day breakup guide was a big part of that journey and i am hanging on to my copy.
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Okay girls, my suggestion is to buy this funny, fast-paced book before you break up with him. Why, you might ask, since it is jam-packed with great advice for what to do after those important and sometimes agonizingly hard to say words pass your lips? I say, buy this book when you are still thinking about breaking up with him, because it is so uplifting that it will help you not be wishy-washy in your language, to be confidant and love yourself enough to go through with something so hard. Just think, you've got shopping, road trips, and time with your girlfriends to look forward to! Every girl should read this book, and if you're not going through a breakup yourself, get one for that friend who is. Or who is about to!
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I found this book online after going through a break-up and looking for some tips-- bought it on a whim. I was a little skeptical at first but the advice in this book is so great and PRACTICAL! It really allowed me gain some perspective and start doing healthy things for myself during a tough time. Love it.
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I originally looked at the book, thinking it might be a cute gift for a friend going through a rough break-up. I was surprised to find that it was not only witty, but offered surprisingly good advice. I definitely recommend it.
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The book does a great job of breaking down the seemingly small day-to-day tasks and more obvious steps you should take to move on after a break-up, yet do not for fear of shutting out the past. Memories should stay in the past, and can be remembered fondly at the appropriate time, but holding onto them too closely won't do any good for the recovery process. Knowing what to do to get beyond those memories and actually doing it is far easier said than done. As Jamie says, hindsight is always 20/20. It ends up being the small tasks and accomplishments that get you back on your feet and back into your own personal routine. In the long run, being independent will be a huge help for stability in the next relationship, and she covers some great steps to get there rather than serial dating to get back at your ex or trying to rekindle an unhealthy relationship. Overall it's a great checklist of things that you won't think of until the fog has lifted.

I thought the book was hysterical, and a quick light read. I've passed my copy on to a friend in need and imagine I'll be gifting it as need be since laughter is the best medicine of all and a great first step.
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So many breakup guides or self-help books focus on analyzing what you did wrong, or why he wasn't right or how to begin your search for the new boyfriend. This book is different and SO needed in a world of advice and criticisms (sometimes self-inflicted) you'll get during your breakup!

Jamie Beckman gets past the typical breakup rut and just focuses on simple and positive actions you can take that will make you feel good and figure out who the new, single you will be! You may still have low moments but you will have something fun and rewarding to look forward to each and every day.

Maybe a "days 30-60" book is in the works? :)
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