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The Pocket Guide to Divorce: A Self-Help Work of Fiction

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  6 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
In the wake of a cataclysmic divorce, Mitchell's doing great! Really, he's awesome. He's coping so well in fact that he's decided to write a book to help others like himself on the hard road of divorce. The manuscript rolls out self-esteem building exercises and advice on everything from the benefits of the Food Pyramid to the hazards of porn. Gradually though, Mitchell's ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published October 8th 2014 by Gorsky Press
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Nov 10, 2014 Carol rated it it was amazing
This book should have some kind of warning on the cover so spouses, when walking through the house, don't see you reading it and give you the "Ooooookay.... Do we need to talk about stuff?" look.

Pocket-Guide is a difficult book to star because... yikes! But also all the yeses. It's a wonderfully written but strange little book (which I say with utmost affection and respect). It's laugh out loud funny at times, but also heart-breakingly sad and nail-bitingly worrisome. Mitchell's experience is f
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Nov 15, 2014 Kim Alkemade rated it it was amazing
Though it is painful to revisit memories of a harsh breakup (we've all had them, right?) the main character in this book pushes through the facade of writing a cheerful advice book and arrives at that most vulnerable human moment: forgiveness. As the tone and ambitions of Mitchell's project shift, a main character who at first seemed disconnected from his heart becomes again his most authentic self through a journey both hilarious and touching.
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Before returning to his home state of Pennsylvania, where he teaches at Shippensburg University, Connelly was director of the MFA program at McNeese State University. He has published five books and numerous short stories.
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