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Buy *Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped* by Annabel Griffiths, Alison Lawrence & Mary-Francis Moore online

Bittergirl: Getting Over Getting Dumped
Annabel Griffiths, Alison Lawrence & Mary-Francis Moore
Plume
Paperback
256 pages
August 2005
rated 4 1/2 of 5 possible stars

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We've all been there : dumped ... probably more than once. The Bittergirls are here to help you get over him and emerge stronger and more confident. This book will be your grief counselor and life coach in one. It will give you back your sense of humor.

This began as a stage show, bittergirl, written and performed by the authors, who have been collectively dumped 57 times. They know their stuff! The performances in London, New York and Toronto earned the Bittergirls a cult following. This book shares their stories with a wider audience.

In a lighthearted way, the Bittergirls began by highlighting different dump scenarios. It won't be long before you start checking off the ones you've experienced. Then there's the Types of Perpetrators, the Men Who Walk, whom we can all identify.

This book is humorous. My favorite advice for practicing your rant: rant about him to telemarketers, making good use of these annoying calls. My favorite signal that you're in distress: pulling the fire alarm at his apartment building so you can see him.

Besides being fun and edgy, the book gives good solid advice:

"... stay in as much as you want, screen those calls, watch those movies, read the trashy magazines, eat the cupboards bare, drain the liquor cabinet, lean on the team -- whatever it takes to get you through right now. But DO NOT MAKE CONTACT WITH HIM."
It warns you to keep you revenge legal and dignified (who else would talk about revenge with dignity?). It walks you through your first solo appearances, sound bites for mutual acquaintances, and unexpected face-to-face encounters.

There are no claims that this will be a quick process, but the Bittergirls are supportive, encouraging and sassy. They will help you establish your personal team that will see you through.

The next friend going through a break-up will get a copy of Bittergirl from me. I'm sure it will become part of her arsenal for recovery.



Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at www.curledup.com. Midge Bork, 2007

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