The Between Boyfriends Book

The Between Boyfriends Book

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'So many fabulous women I know are between boyfriends, I'd like to put on record that this book is not about giving advice. It's about commiserating and ultimately celebrating this crazy, heart-wrenching, exhilarating time in our lives, because it doesn't last forever. It only seems like forever.' A collection of cautiously hopeful and brilliantly entertaining essays on the art and practice of dating from one of America's funniest writers. If there's anyone who can ease you through the dating minefield, it's award-winning writer for Cindy Chupack...'You're guaranteed a great read whether you've got a man or not. A book of essays covering love and dating, plus you'll get to find out what a "sexual sorbet" is. Worth the money alone!' Moreshow more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 214g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion mass market paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0752858866
  • 9780752858869

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From the screen writer of Sex And The City comes this collection of observations on the minefield that is 21st Century dating. Sassy, sexy and insightful - this book will be a welcome release for Valentine's singletons mourning their solitary selves. You'll be weeping with laughter at the crazy, heart-breaking and uplifting state that is being single...oops sorry we mean, being between boyfriends! **** COMPANY 'This very funny guide to the dating scene is by a writer and producer of TV's Sex and the City. So single girls are sure to enjoy its advice about finding Mr Right.' BELLA 'This book offers lots of sassy advice as it steers you through the minefield of singledom... Each chapter tackles a different area and Chupack includes plenty of funny anecdotes. It'll make you giggle and realise that you're not alone. If you like Sex and the City, you'll love this book.****' HEAT 'Cindy gives a series of hilarious essays about how to cope when you've given one guy the flick and you're looking for another.' STAR MAGAZINE 'Cindy will make you laugh out loud in public. You won't care that everyone who hears you will look at the cover and think you're reading something trashy, because this book isn't trashy. It's just downright funny.' -- Paul Gray (Methvens Booksellers) WHITSTABLE GAZETTE 'This book has many observations on the art and practice of dating from the executive producer and writer of the smash hit series Sex and the City.' LINCOLNSHIRE ECHOshow more

About Cindy Chupack

Cindy Chupack is an executive producer/writer for Sex and The City. She has been with the show since the second season, and episodes she has penned ('Evolution', 'Attack of the 5'10" Woman' and 'Just Say Yes') have been nominated for WGA and Emmy awards. Like her onscreen character, Carrie Bradshaw, Cindy has written humorous essays about dating and relationships for Glamour, Harper's Bazaar and Allure and has her own column in Glamour called Dictionary Dating.show more

Review Text

Emmy Award-winner Chupack (Everybody Loves Raymond, Sex and the City) conducts a wry, upbeat tour of the dating scene for women currently considering reentry. The author herself is in her 30s and between boyfriends-a condition that isn't all bad, Chupack asserts: there is much to celebrate in that daunting territory where relationships are formed or broken over a cup of coffee. She shares her opinions and experiences in 36 essays based on years of "research" (read: dating) and divided into thematic sections. One piece in "The Breakup" observes that men, congenitally unable to break up with a woman, think it humane to disappear like the Lone Ranger, offering no explanations. Another offers a "relationship equivalency exam," which would allow women to earn credit for past dating experiences when they begin a new relationship. "The Year Ahead" includes a gloomy astrology chart to moderate expectations, a rant about Valentine's day (it makes more people unhappy than happy), and an explanation of why people breakup at Halloween ("It's the last stop before the gift-mandated, high-pressure holidays"). The section on therapy addresses the awkward question of how to deal with the actual number of sexual partners-"not to be confused with the number you give when asked," when men exaggerate and women minimize. In other sections Chupack discusses the pros and cons of acquiring a male harem, the number of bad dates to be endured before a good one, and the old "Visa-defense" ("I paid for everything") used by men to excuse bad behavior. She deals with men who take women on sports dates, examines the late-30s panic attacks that lead to pressured dating, and warns readers never to revive a dead relationship. The last section, "Your New Boyfriend," wittily addresses the problems of finally having a new man in your life. A positive spin on a state usually considered a downer. (Kirkus Reviews)show more

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