Friday, June 8, 2018

It’s Called A Breakup Because It’s Broken By Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

★★★
It’s Called A Breakup Because It’s Broken is a collection of humorous anecdotes and advice on dealing with the aftermath of a breakup.

This is one of those books that I often heard quoted but never actually read. I decided to listen to the audio version. Both authors narrated the book and it was great to hear their different viewpoints and experiences.

I felt the narration lent the audio version the friendly confidant persona it was trying to capture. There are a few activities and recipes that get a bit lost in the audio version but I didn’t think it took away from the experience.  

The advice is frank and honest while keeping a positive upbeat tone. Though the book is geared toward women, the advice and information was broad enough for either gender to benefit from.

I liked that it took into consideration the many scenarios of why a relationship was ending in addition to the different stages during and after a break up. I was pleasantly surprised by how the book addressed issues and other people affected by the breakup as well. My favorite parts of the book were the letters from readers asking for advice.

Overall, I thought the book was amusing and informative. It does a good job of reframing the situation while empowering the reader to take action on moving forward after their breakup.

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