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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,800 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt Narrator: Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780739321850
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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 Breakup Because 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. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • You will get through this, and you’ll do it faster with the help of It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken. Glamour
  • Insightful, been-there-have-the-scars-to-prove-it wisdom. New York Post

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 1/28/2014

    " This book is full of stuff that you already know... but it's really nice to read it at times of weakness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shawna | 1/27/2014

    " Excellent book to read after the end of a relationship...gives you a great pick me up!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa Klein | 1/26/2014

    " This book is wonderful. Not your typical self-help kind of book but it certainly does the trick. Break ups are hard and particularly during young adulthood they seem the hardest. This is a guide to getting over your ex and not only getting over him but making your life better after him. The advice is practical and easy to follow, the author uses real life examples to prove the obvious points. Once it is over it is really over and that is that. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maya | 1/23/2014

    " this was super funny and the workbook activities are great! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jen | 1/19/2014

    " This one was give to me by my friend Laura. Girls, it helps if you ever had your heart broken. It's very funny. It gives you advice like not to make that 3 am drunk phone call to your ex. A suggested read for the broken hearted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 1/18/2014

    " Really good and super funny! Also had some great points. Excellent book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Meghan | 1/11/2014

    " it was all pretty common sense, but still very helpful to know that other people have felt this way and gotten over it. Also makes you feel a lot less crazy, since the 'psycho confessional' portion of the book makes me look like a saint. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelwellin | 1/5/2014

    " Good to read if you're going to read He's Just Not That Into You, too. Funny, easy to read, not terribly memorable, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carla | 1/3/2014

    " Good book helped me a lot at the time ;pretty realistic with a good sense of humor "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/1/2014

    " If you are going through a breakup, you MUST read this book! This book throws into sharp relief how silly endings can become, and how to cope. Extremely funny :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cynthia | 12/10/2013

    " I really enjoyed reading this book. It was quite helpful and the little "homework assignments" were interesting. I recommend this book if you are going through a breakup or give it to a friend who is. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mscross | 12/7/2013

    " Really great advice!!! Read it even if you're not going through a break up for good tips on how to get through the next one or for tips to give your friend who has hopeless taste in men and goes through a break up inevitably every three months. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Citronella49 Dolan | 11/30/2013

    " Although this book didn't really pertain much to my current situation, I suppose I have learned something for the future! It's a very funny book and I would suggest it to any gal (or guy even) who was recently dumped. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karla | 11/5/2013

    " UNA EXCELENTE OPCION SI ESTAS PASANDO POR UNA RUPTURA, FRIO Y SARCASTICO PERO MUY REAL.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Leanne | 10/27/2013

    " Again, every single girl should read this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erica | 7/6/2013

    " Anyone (male or female) who is going through, went through, or may go through a break up NEEDS to read this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ariane | 5/16/2013

    " It didn't really tell me anything I didn't know or couldn't have guessed, but in the worst parts of my breakup, it was helpful to read this because they totally get the toughest parts of a breakup. It definitely helped on the commiseration front. And parts of it made me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacyh29 | 4/23/2013

    " a MUST READ for someone just getting out of a relationship! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Veronica | 3/21/2013

    " HILARIOUS! And a superb way to deal/start dealing/get over a break-up. Highly recommend to anyone going through this transition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa Cobb | 8/21/2012

    " Hilarious and so true! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 1/19/2012

    " this book is great for girls (and guys too, if you can get over yourself and read it...) you are foxy and you can do better. quit hanging on to that loser. boo-ya. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 11/5/2011

    " Although much of this book wasn't directed towards my breakup, I still enjoyed the read. Not only was it quick to get through but it allowed me to laugh... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kim | 10/7/2011

    " I LOVED this book! It's soooo funny! Oh and very true! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate Mitchell | 5/26/2011

    " I loved it going through a break-up this book brought me much comfort, a laugh at and gave me good advice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 5/4/2011

    " This book keeps it real. You'll laugh and cry and finish the book feeling refreshed. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alexa | 4/20/2011

    " I read it over and over a few years ago - it made me laugh at a time when not much did, so I had to give it a 5 star rating. I will say that if you read it when you are not going through a breakup, it loses a lot of its appeal. Or so I've heard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Fenemi | 4/15/2011

    " All the advices are given are simple, logical, and universal. The book is especially helps women to cope their ex. The authors used pretty encouraging tone while they move on one another chapter.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kerry | 4/10/2011

    " All i can say about this book is "Duh." Of course its much easier to say that now that I am married and no longer dating. When I was dating, I needed this book, much in the way that you sometimes need to be told you're an idiot and possibly slapped, LOL. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Noelwellin | 4/5/2011

    " Good to read if you're going to read He's Just Not That Into You, too. Funny, easy to read, not terribly memorable, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ellen | 2/27/2011

    " Good book for women who are going thru a devasting break up. I have two daughters who I got this book for, the are going thru heart breaking break ups, and this book just give them advice that they are not alone, and life goes on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 2/3/2011

    " Must read for every break-up! Hysterical! You'll be so happy you're single! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista | 2/3/2011

    " Really good and super funny! Also had some great points. Excellent book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/26/2011

    " Its a nice reminder that you can still live despite everything else. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Indigoflowers | 12/24/2010

    " Probably the best breakup book out there. I loved this book. I didn't know whether reading about breakups would make me even more upset, but believe me, this book had me laughing out loud. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Domi | 12/2/2010

    " Really light! An easy read! Really makes you feel better! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 10/29/2010

    " I thought this book provided some good advice. I just think the first section with letters and answers could have been shorter and the advice section could have been longer. I also wish there had been a bit more for being the one doing the dumping. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathrin | 10/17/2010

    " This book - literally - saved my life! I am so glad that I found it on Amazon. I wouldn't have been able to get over my ex and the nasty breakup with this p***y. Greg, thank you so much!!! "

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About the Author
Author Greg Behrendt

Greg Behrendt and his acclaimed stand-up comedy has been seen in several HBO and Comedy Central specials as well as countless television appearances. He’s the bestselling coauthor of He’s Just Not That Into You, later adapted to film, and a former screenwriting consultant for Sex and the City. Behrendt lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.