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It's Called a Break-up Because It's Broken by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

It's Called a Break-up Because It's Broken

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Okay, so this looks like a self-help book and not the kind of thing that Lovereading would feature right? Not entirely. Written by the co-author of He's Just Not That Into You and his wife (aww), this is a hilarious, yet very practical guide to getting over your ex. Even if you're part of a smug couple I'd recommend a peek for the fantastic insights as Greg and Amiira write as a team with alternating male and female perspectives. If you've ever drunk dialled, you'll be doing yourself a favour by reading this book!


It's Called a Break-up Because It's Broken by Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

He's Just Not That Into You is more than a book. It's a revolution. The phrase, coined by Behrendt for an episode of Sex and the City, has now entered the language: it features in ads, its referred to in newspaper headlines and it has spawned spin-off spoof books and more.

It's Called A Break-up Because Its Broken promises to do this and more. It will help you get over anyone and move on. Behrendt's voice is unique combining tell-it-like-it-is advice with humour and the 'guy's eye view'. The book is filled with solid advice to help you let go of your ex for example: 'It's 3 am, the bottle of wine is empty, do you really want to make that call?'

Each insightful chapter is complemented with a Q-and-A with Greg on what he's thinking, case studies, and games. Greg and Amiira tackle tough issues such as break-up sex, how not to lose your friends during a break-up, and 10 great places to cry. It's the ultimate read and reference for anyone who has ever been in a relationship.


'It's funny, it's snappy and it's very positive.' Richard & Judy

'For those who simply wish to get on with their lives in a sensible, pain-free fashion, this book has much to recommend it... I can think of few better companions to have stationed by the bed or telephone.' Sunday Telegraph

'You can laugh at a sentence like Idle hands are the devils text messengers and be heartened that there is life post-breakupyoull also find insightful, been-there-have-the-scars-to-prove-it wisdom.' New York Post

'You will get through this, and youll do it faster with the help of Its Called a Breakup Because Its Broken.' Glamour

About the Author

Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
Comedian Greg Behrendt was a consultant for three consecutive seasons on Sex and the City, where he and Liz Tucillo, a writer on the programme, developed the idea of He's Just Not That Into You. The book became a runaway success in the US. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, The Tonight Show, Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, and their two children.

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Publication date

19th June 2006


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Harpercollins Publishers


Paperback (b Format)
288 pages


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