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Generation Ex: Tales from the Second Wives Club

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  25 ratings  ·  3 reviews
Karen Karbo turns her signature wit and wisdom to the state of marriage, divorce, and remarriage in this wildly funny and often painfully accurate portrayal of a life rife with "exes": your ex, your husband or wife's ex, the ex of the ex, and of course, their children. Generation Ex is written from the point of view of five women who gather periodically to share stories, b ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 23rd 2001 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (first published April 1st 2001)
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Il libro non è male, oggettivamente, è divertente, si lascia leggere piuttosto velocemente, ma il titolo italiano (Generazione Ex - Storie di donne felicemente divorziate) è assolutamente fuorviante rispetto ai contenuti XD Lungi dall'essere una riflessione generica su cosa significhi essere ex nella generazione del boom dei divorzi, è più che altro una riflessione molto particolare, sicuramente spinta da una enorme ed utilissima e piacevole dose di ironia, su cosa vuol dire essere un ex e stare ...more
16. More comedy than self-help, a collection of stories about the extremes that exes (mostly women) go to to make life miserable for their ex. Sometimes confusing, especially when she got into "her second marriage, his third involving exes...." Perhaps flow charts would have been helpful. At times this book felt like a bragging complaint of the author's relationship with her ex and his ex. The most helpful advice in this book: Sometimes it's best to just move on.
Rebecca Young
Obviously this isn't something that I can relate to, but I find this author to be so funny. I just read it for a good laugh.
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Karen Karbo's first novel, Trespassers Welcome Here, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, and a Village Voice Top Ten Book of the Year. Her other two adult novels, The Diamond Lane and Motherhood Made a Man Out of Me, were also named New York Times Notable Books.

Karbo's 2004 memoir, The Stuff of Life, about the last year she spent with her father before his death, was an NYT Notable Book
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