Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $3.99 shipping
+ Free Shipping
+ $6.08 shipping
Hell Hath No Fury: Women's Letters from the End of the Affair Paperback – December 30, 2003
"Warlight" by Michael Ondaatje
A dramatic coming-of-age story set in the decade after World War II, "Warlight" is the mesmerizing new novel from the best-selling author of "The English Patient." Learn more
Frequently bought together
Customers who bought this item also bought
“Wickedly entertaining . . . A cathartic collection.”
—O, The Oprah Magazine
“AN INSPIRED GATHERING OF GOOD-BYES SOMBER AND MADCAP, LITERARY AND VERNACULAR.”
“EVER BEEN STUMPED ABOUT HOW TO END THE THING? You never will be again after you read these unforgettable buh-bye notes.”
“HILARIOUS . . . HEARTBREAKING . . . TOUCHING.”
“AT LAST, A BOOK TO INSPIRE.”
From the Inside Flap
Its as old as time: the breakup letter. The kiss-off. The Dear John. The big adios. Simple in its premise, stunningly perfect in its effect. From Anne Boleyn to Sex and the City writer/producer Cindy Chupack, from women both well-known and unknown, imaginary and real, the letters here span the centuries and the emotionsproviding a stirring, utterly gratifying glimpse at the power, wit, and fury of a womans voice. In a never-before-published letter, Anaïs Nin gives her lover, C. L. Baldwin, a piece of her mind. Charlotte Brontë, in formal fashion, refuses the marriage proposal of Henry Nussey. In a previously unpublished letter, Sylvia Plath writes to her childhood friend and brief lover, Phillip McCurdy, expressing her wish to maintain a platonic relationship. And Susie Q. lets Johnny Smack-O know that shes onto his philandering.
The brilliance of the mad missives, caustic communiqués, downhearted dispatches, sweet send-offs, and every other sort of good-bye that fills these pages will surely resonate with anyone who has ever loved, lost, left, languished, or laughed a hearty last laugh.
Top customer reviews
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
If you can overlook this sort of trash, and those letters that simply are not interesting enough, you may find some worthwhile - and occasionally moving - pieces. I deeply identified with Kate Christensen's frustration at her relationship with John, having felt exactly the same impotence and wretchedness when faced with my then-boyfriend's utter lack of understanding or respect for my beliefs and feelings. I also enjoyed the 63-year-old woman's letter to the man she had met on the internet - although I'm much younger, I could identify with what she felt. And the historical as well as some of the literary letters are a delight.
Another drawback that I found was the unusual, extremely high number of typographical errors, which made me wonder if I might not have been reading an uncorrected copy. But the good quality of the paper and altogether nice edition sort of made up for that :)
All in all, it's an enjoyable book (even if it's so uneven as to make you wonder why some of the letters are featured at all) and I read it through in only a few days because of its historical and emotional interest. I suggest you get a used copy - even though it'll probably make a fun read, I don't think it's worth buying new.
For anyone who has been betrayed and looking for the resource book on just how to cope - this will help.
This isn't classic literature. It isn't even good literature. If that is what you are looking for, this isn't for you. But if you have been betrayed, dumped, or just plain used, you will love hearing how these folks have expressed their rage in similar instances.
Most recent customer reviews
This inability to do so may go far in explaining the recent studies and the curiously overlooked criminal justice statistics that report...Read more