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Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce Paperback – May 7, 2013
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About the Author
Cynthia L. Copeland is the author/illustrator of more than twenty-five books for adults and children. She has sold more than three-quarters of a million books in seven languages, and her books have been recommended by Oprah, Regis Philbin, Ann Landers, Parents magazine, and the hosts of Good Morning America. Her 2014 book, Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me, was a New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, and Indie Bestseller. Copeland lives in Keene, New Hampshire with her family.
Top Customer Reviews
Former husband neglected to tell me at that time that the impetus for him ending the marriage was because he fell for a former student, a woman he subsequently hired as a work colleague. Frankly she was as complicit as Ex. in the end of the marriage. After all, takes 2 to tango.
As Ex was sailing out the door, he implored me to 'just get over it, it's 'no big deal, everyone gets divorced.' It was as though he equated the end of a lengthy marriage with the inconvienence of a shoe lace coming untied.
In an effort to attempt to cope, I bought a stack of divorce books 12 inches high. They were depressing, and only added to my sheer misery. Further, they provided inane solutions for problems of an unimaginable magnitude.
Good Riddance contextualized all of the destruction of divorce with Insight and HUMOR.
In 'Good Riddance' Cynthia Copeland provides the first accurate, humorous and ultimately hopeful book about divorce.
I am so grateful.
I highly recommend this graphic novel to anyone who has ever been through a breakup. It's an accessible, touching and inspirational memoir with just the right dose of humor. And ultimately, I just love that it's something completely different--Copeland brings a woman's voice to a genre usually dominated by male writers, and she reflects on a difficult topic in a surprisingly earnest and funny way. Five stars.
I highly recommend it to anyone who has ever gone through a breakup or wants to read a funny uplifting book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
loved this view into the daily issues that arise when a marriage breaks apart.
Ms. Copeland's presentation is captivating. Read more
Infidelity is never easy for an unsuspecting spouse, especially one who is blindsided by her husband's indiscretions and learns about them accidentally. Read morePublished on June 21, 2013 by GraphicNovelReporter.com
This was actually my first graphic novel read. I happened to choose it because I am an Abrams gift rep, and got a sample of it, and the title intrigued me. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by Cristina Stuart
This is my first Cynthia Copeland read. Good Riddance was entertaining and thought provoking. I felt like I really got to know the people involved. Read morePublished on May 18, 2013 by Morgiana Celestin
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The author describes a complex time in her life with incredible humor and self reflection. Read morePublished on May 9, 2013 by Olivia