It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Break-Up Buddy

There’s no doubt about it—breakups suck. But in the first few hours or days or weeks that follow, there’s one important truth you need to recognize: Some things can’t and shouldn’t be fixed, especially that loser who dumped you or forced you to dump him. It’s over for a reason, and deep down inside you probably know what that reason is. It’s called a breakup because it’s broken, and starting today, you’re not the kind of woman who settles for broken, or hangs on to damaged goods, be it a radio, a pair of shoes, or a relationship. It’s time to get rid of all the broken stuff you’ve been lugging around for days, months, and maybe even years, and make the bold decision to start looking for stuff that works! Because the longer you stay stuck in a dead-end relationship, the less time you get on this planet to experience a great one. So open up this book, and let’s dive in—our goal is to help you turn your breakup into the event that changes your life for the better in ways you never dreamed possible. It’s not an end, it’s a beginning! After all . . . you are a Superfox.

It’s past two in the morning. You’re on your third glass of wine. You’re wearing his sweater because it still smells like him (and quite frankly, he never really smelled that great, but we’ll give it to you). Stamp out that dumb French cigarette and put down that phone. No really, don’t make that call. Why? Because you’re not that girl, looking for another chance with someone who has proven himself unworthy of your greatness. You’re not that girl, sitting alone with a box of tissues when a world full of possibilities waits outside her door. Starting right here, right now, it’s time to dry your tears, put down that pint of ice cream, log out of his email, and open this book to chapter one--and start turning your breakup into a break-over.

The co-author of the smash two-million copy bestseller He’s Just Not That Into You, Greg Behrendt knows that the one thing harder than realizing he’s not that into you is finding the courage to walk away from the relationship. But Greg and his co-author and wife, Amiira, also know that there’s a flip side to every breakup: As dark as everything seems right now, this could be the single best thing that’s ever happened to you.

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken is the ultimate survival guide to getting over Mr. Wrong and reclaiming your inner Superfox. From how to put yourself through “he-tox,” to how to throw yourself a kick-ass pity party, Greg and Amiira share their hilarious and helpful roadmap for getting past the heartache and back into the game. They give advice on:
•Why you shouldn’t call him—and what he’s thinking when you do
•How to keep your friends and not lose your job
•How to avoid breakup pitfalls: IMing, stalking, having sex with your ex
•Reframing reality—seeing the relationship for what it was
•How to transform yourself into a hot, happening Superfox and get a jump on the better, brighter future that awaits

It’s Called a BreakupBecause It’s Broken gives you everything you need to get over him and make the right decisions along the way. Complete with an essential workbook to help you put the crazy down on paper and not take it out into the world, this is a straight-talking, spot-on, must-have manual for finding your way back to an even more rocking you.

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By Tami (Marysville, WA) · ★★★★★ · July 26, 2011
I'm 32 years old, and although I've had breakups before, this is the first one that has torn me apart. My friends recommended this book for me and I was skeptical. I couldn't be happier to have been proven wrong.

Sure the "questions" that the women ask are fake, and sometimes it's cheesy, but not... ...more
By Meryl (Durham, NC) · ★★★★☆ · March 30, 2011
I am a good catch goddammit

Yes, I did just read this book from the same authors of "He's Just Not That Into You." As a recent singleton, I found this book at the library and couldn't resist the urge given its cutsie cover of a pint of ice cream. This book is a definite must for anyone who is hea... ...more
By Chelsea (Austin, TX) · ★★★★☆ · August 26, 2007
This book is intensely cute, which I don't mean in a bad way. It manages to be a friendly book without being disgusting (honestly, I'm not usually a person who takes to being addressed as "Superfox," but I let it slide because of the authors' enthusiasm).

Obviously a book you can read in a day is... ...more
By Fox · ★★★★☆ · October 09, 2009
What a delightful book.

Although the advice this book gives primarily consists of the obvious (don't talk to your ex, take control of your life, keep moving, etc.) it is presented in a fun and amusing way that makes this book an entertaining read.

The book is formatted into two sections (1: The Bre... ...more
By Mari (Campinas, 27, Brazil) · ★★★★★ · January 03, 2013
This book is helping me through a very sad period and when i say sad i mean the most critic recent part of breaking up. Crying every night , missing someone so bad you literally feel pain and can't sleep, your mind goes crazy thinking "where did i go wrong, why doesn't he love me?" and all that.... ...more
By Katie (Fordingbridge, F2, The United Kingdom) · ★★★★★ · April 05, 2015
This book has really helped me today.
Definitely the right book you need to read as soon as you've broken up.
It tells you all the things you shouldn't do and raises your confidence.
Wish I read this yesterday... -_- ...more
By Sara · ★★★☆☆ · December 15, 2008
Although I didn't think I needed it so much this time around, it was nice to read about how other people seem to lose their minds during a breakup, and this is the helping hand they all seem to need. For me it just made me sad that someone would think that burning your name with gasoline on his l... ...more
By Lena (Singapore) · ★★☆☆☆ · July 04, 2007
Nothing groundbreaking. The cover's adorable though and the rationale (as to why it's graced by a tub of icecream) is given by the authors in the later chapters of the book, though I think you can easily guess it.

The contexts are very American but the principles of moving-on-with-your-life-after-... ...more
By Alexa (Canada) · ★★★☆☆ · January 08, 2015
This was humourous enough and some of the points brought up are great for people going through a hard time after a break up or who's been through a break up to relate to. Part one goes through what not to do and part two focuses on how to be a "superfox" and have dignity. It suggests how to get t... ...more
By *•.♥.•*Sabrina (Columbus, IN) · ★★★★★ · January 25, 2011
I didn't even know this book existed until I found it at my local Goodwill, and I'm really glad I found it! Although I was in a relationship when I bought this book I knew in my heart that the end was near so I stuck it on my bookshelf, and when the time arrived I dove into this book and and hate... ...more