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It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History is a history of heartbreak—replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip—and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time Spanning eras and cultures from ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Jennifer Wright’s It Ended Badly guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. In the throes of heartbreak, Emperor Nero had just about everyone he ever loved—from his old tutor to most of his friends—put to death. Oscar Wilde’s lover, whom he went to jail for, abandoned him when faced with being cut off financially from his wealthy family and wrote several self-serving books denying the entire affair. And poor volatile Caroline Lamb sent Lord Byron one hell of a torch letter and enclosed a bloody lock of her own pubic hair. Your obsessive social media stalking of your ex isn’t looking so bad now, is it?

With a wry wit and considerable empathy, Wright digs deep into the archives to bring these thirteen terrible breakups to life. She educates, entertains, and really puts your own bad breakup conduct into perspective. It Ended Badly is for anyone who’s ever loved and lost and maybe sent one too many ill-considered late-night emails to their ex, reminding us that no matter how badly we’ve behaved, no one is as bad as Henry VIII.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “An illuminating chronicle of love, heartbreak, and everything in-between. It’s a must-read for anyone who loves history or a good story.”

    Mary Pilon, New York Times bestselling author

  • “Wright combines a deep knowledge of her subjects with an abiding love for their depravity; she chronicles their breakups with a wit as sharp as a guillotine’s blade.”

    People

  • “Immensely entertaining.”

    BUST magazine

  • “The tone―intimate, whimsical, smart, and silly at once―continues through two millennia of stories of love lost and found…Wright dishes dirt on all of them…with the gleeful irreverence of your wittiest friend recapping a particularly juicy episode of reality television.”

    Boston Globe

  • “Delightful…funny, irreverent…The book teaches even as it entertains, and applies modern psychology to the behavior of its subjects, providing both amusements and consolation to people likely in need of both.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Although the thirteen stories feature heartbreaking and horrific tales, Wright leaves the reader with positive and hopeful thoughts on love…The writing fits right in with the work of comedian authors Tina Fey and Chelsea Handler.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

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