- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books; 1 edition (September 8, 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345423747
- ISBN-13: 978-0345423740
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.9 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 48 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,134,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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How to Heal the Hurt by Hating Paperback – September 8, 1998
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This book is absolutely priceless! In a time when people are finding it difficult to find, be in, or end relationships, Anita Liberty's humor is just the right medicine. She takes you on the rollercoaster of emotions that are experienced when you are "dumped." She says things that (almost) all of us have thought. And she adds a lot of humour. Everyone should pick up this book. It makes you realize you're not alone, and it really makes you laugh!
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"I wish we were back together for just one night . . .
so I could push you out of my loftbed while you were sleeping."
Satirical and sharp, downtown New York City performance artist Anita Liberty reinvents self-help as she skewers her ex-boyfriend in this hilarious, hip, and audaciously candid collection of advice, poems, and diary entries.
"I thought you were a gifted and tortured artist.
I was wrong.
About the gifted part.
And the artist part."
From romantic bliss to brutal breakup, from heartache to healing, this fierce, funny, and ultimately liberating homage to being "dumped" rips off the stiff upper lip in favor of a red-hot therapy of wit, wisdom, rage, and redemption. And now, a few words from Anita Liberty . . .
Lowering my standards.
So you can meet them."
"You're a bad habit.
I want to kick you.
Inclues free postcards to send to that special someone!
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All of us have had crummy relationships; all of us probably want to hire our ex- to clean our houses with toothbrushes. "Ms. Liberty" wrote the book about it. I know there are several "Mitchells" out there who should be blushing every time someone reads this!
Then, at the end it is revealed that the author is NOT Anita Liberty, but a married woman with a child. I felt ripped off from start to finish. I do feel somewhat healed by posting how much and why I hate this so-called book.
In kind, when my friend who gave me the book got seriously dumped, I was glad to pick up a copy of Anita Liberty's book for him, too. Misery loves company. :)
This book isn't going to tell you how to hate your ex, nor do I believe it was her intention to suggest you should use hate as a way to get past such a painful period. She simply voices a lot of the things people can feel while being on the receiving end of a breakup and seeing it in print, with such wicked wit behind it, can be VERY therapeutic.
It even prompted me to do some writing of my own, to fill in the parts I thought were missing from her book! :) At some points she goes a bit off topic and this is what prevented me from giving it 5 stars. Overall this is a great book and one I highly recommend to those who have experienced the pain of heartbreak.