Dump 'Em

Dump 'Em : How to Break Up with Anyone from Your Best Friend to Your Hairdresser

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Everybody has that special someone in their life that they can't wait to get rid of. Whether it's a housekeeper, a therapist, or a personal trainer, the time comes when you have to pull the plug on the relationship.Featuring personal stories, useful scripts, and interviews with experts such as Bob Harper from The Biggest Loser, funnyman Adam Carolla, and Michael Jackson's attorney, Thomas Mesereau, Dump 'Em is a practical guide for giving any bad relationship the boot. Jodyne L. Speyer provides a roadmap to finding your own way of saying "thanks, but no thanks." Written with honesty, empathy, and ruthless wit, Dump 'Em will teach you to conquer your fear of confrontation and master the art of the peaceful and permanent breakup. So what are you waiting for? Dump 'em!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 139.7 x 208.28 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 0061646628
  • 9780061646621
  • 1,735,660

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"This book tells how to `dump `em'-politely. Jodyne Speyer's engaging real-life stories emphasize the importance of being respectful when breaking ties. Her steps include ways to be fair and appreciative-no matter what. Readers will learn to handle those awkward farewells with consideration and tact." -- Peggy Post, director of The Emily Post Institute and author of Emily Post's Etiquette, 17th Edition, and "Excuse Me, But I Was Next . . ." "Dump `Em is not just funny, it's practical. Jodyne Speyer has figured out a way to sever the ties that so many of us would rather miserably live with forever." -- Sarah Silverman, Comedienne "Jodyne Speyer's Dump `Em is surprising, practical and funny. Or would be had it not reminded me of the wonderful time Jodyne and I had together before, well, the dumping." -- Jon Hamm, actor on Mad Men "This book is so funny and smart and savvy I dumped my wife! And I love my wife. I might have blown it." -- Greg Behrendt, Author of He's Just Not That Into You "A funny and practical guide to getting the people in your life out of your life." -- Jimmy Kimmel, Talk Show Host Jimmy Kimmel Live "Dump `Em is my guidebook to getting rid of people." -- Fran Drescher, Actress "Interweaving personal stories, practical tools, and scripts, TV writer Speyer assists readers in divesting themselves of bad relationships, romantic, familial, and otherwise.... The book tackles a difficult subject in a humorous, practical, and helpful manner. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal "In this guide to confrontation for doormats everywhere, author and self-proclaimed avoidant Jodyne Speyer provides a step-by-step manual on the etiquette of ending things with just about anyone.... Speyer's natural comic ease, makes this a breezily informative read." -- Time magazine "Dump `Em is the non-confrontationalist's dream. With her easy-to-follow scripts and step-by-step plans, Jodyne Speyer provides a clear roadmap for ending even the most difficult relationships." -- Marci Shimoff, New York Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason
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About Jodyne L. Speyer

Jodyne L. Speyer is a writer and a recovering avoidant who lives and works in Los Angeles. She has produced documentaries for National Geographic and worked on such shows as Joe Millionaire, Shear Genius, and The Supreme Court of Comedy. She has successfully dumped hundreds of people, not always on her own behalf.
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51 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
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4 20% (10)
3 31% (16)
2 20% (10)
1 2% (1)
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