Comedian Greg Behrendt is the coauthor of the two-million-copy bestseller He's Just Not That Into You. His acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen on HBO, Comedy Central Presents . . . , The Tonight Showwith Jay Leno, Late Show with David Letterman, and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. A former consultant on Sex and the City, he lives with his wife, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt, in Los Angeles with their two children.
The New York Times best-selling author of He's Just Not That into You, Behrendt returns with this frank, irreverent look at dealing with the fallout of relationships gone wrong. Writing in a tone reminiscent of chick-lit fiction, he encourages the reader to become a "breakup warrior": to get over it, let him go, and get on with her amazing "SuperFox" life. Chapters are varied yet easy to read, entwining personal experiences from each of the authors (Ruotola-Behrendt is Behrendt's wife), "Letters to Greg" segments, "Sad Person's" workbook sheets, and "Psycho Confessionals" guaranteed to make the reader feel that, no matter how pathetic she views her own breakup behavior, it could have been much worse. Behrendt's myriad fans will clamor for this sequel; teens could also take a tip or two with the caveat that profane language is occasionally used in the text. Recommended for public libraries. [See Prepub Alert, LJ 5/15/05.]-Crystal Renfro, Georgia Inst. of Technology Lib., Atlanta Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
If He's Just Not That into You told a woman how to spot a man who's not really interested in a relationship with her-and how to deal with it proactively-this follow-up is for those, male and female, who've been blindsided by a breakup after thinking Everything Is Fine. Speaking less this time from a guy's perspective and more as someone who has been dumped and survived, Behrendt tackles the often inevitable symptoms of a broken attachment: the obsessive thinking (and calling and e-mailing), the crying, the debilitating depression (and its effects on one's job performance), the crazy acting-out, the food and spending issues, the friend burnout. This time, Behrendt is aided by his wife, who offers her own breakup stories, with the two together serving as a constant reminder that one can love again. The book is padded with not-so-funny vignettes, and anecdotal letters from readers are answered in a rather wearying Dear Abby style. There's little new or insightful, but Behrendt's frankness-never too harsh-is as winning as ever, and the title is catchy. Everything is more or less in place for this burgeoning franchise. Agent, Andrea Barzvi. 475,000 first printing. (Sept. 27) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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