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The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name Is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic

3.09  ·  Rating Details ·  1,016 Ratings  ·  201 Reviews
For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he's just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.) Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed "love-aholic" and hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell--and she's ...more
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Published March 23rd 2010 by Hyperion (first published January 1st 2010)
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Jan 19, 2011 Kimberly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book took me less than 2 hours to read.

The good part?
I know that JLH made millions from this book based on her name recognition. Can't hate her game, as it's an easy to write for market.

The bad?
While I don't feel stupider for reading this book, unlike many Amazon reviewers, I feel unfulfilled. I would rather a book benefit the reader in a solid way and leave the reader with a sense of betterment as the last page is turned. This book did not do that for me.

I knew it wouldn't be Mama Gena
Suzie Toumeh
Jan 07, 2013 Suzie Toumeh rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: People Who like to waste time
Love yourself.
Good Job! You have just read the whole book in those two words. Now don't go reading the book again so soon.
Mar 21, 2010 Brennan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All women!
I just got home from a book signing and after meeting Jennifer Love Hewitt, I have an even greater respect for her work. This is a wonderful book for those of us who continue to look for love in all the wrong places, for all the wrong reasons, and maybe, just maybe, fall a little too hard sometimes. :) I love this book and her! (and yes, she personalized my copy!)

The W.O.R.T.H chapter was my favorite and after telling JLH this, her response was "keep reading that one lots and lots."

Jul 31, 2014 Rossy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: one-star, dnf
DNF at 40%, ugh
Mar 12, 2016 Christa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I hate this book. It's like a cheesy romantic comedy in self-help format, and there are so many female stereotypes that I was grossed out within the first chapter and ugh ugh ugh NO.
Sep 29, 2010 Maria rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Day I Shot Cupid: Hello, My Name is Jennifer Love Hewitt and I'm a Love-aholic by Jennifer Love Hewitt or Love as her friends call her, or JLH as she signs off in the book.

First, I am a Jennifer Love Hewitt fan and was an avid viewer of Party of Five and Ghost Whisper, plus, she is one of my husband's favorites if you know what I mean.

Honestly, I was hard up for a book and saw this at the library. The cover is cute, it is written by an actress I like and she and her finance' had just broken
Jul 08, 2010 Juliette rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recently, I've noticed a slew of advice books from B and C list celebrities in the book section at Target. I found this book at the library, and due to my celebrity memoir addiction, picked it up. This book is pretty pointless, although cheery and kindhearted. Jennifer Love Hewitt decided to write a dating advice book. I don't need or want dating advice, but read it anyway. Look for a charming ode to ladies' large bottoms penned by her early 2010 boyfriend, comedian Jamie Kennedy. Love your body ...more
Meg Marie
Jan 07, 2012 Meg Marie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is the worst book I have ever read. Seriously. Jennifer Love Hewitt starts by saying that the book is inspired by a conversation with her girlfriends, then goes into some discussion about how she googled cupid and decided she hated him and was going to kill him, and then she give us a bunch of love lessons and dating tips. Did you know that guys LOVE when you get a mani/pedi, but they hate to snuggle? Also, flip your hair around a lot. Guys like that.

The book is only 127 pages, and it reads
I grabbed this book at the library bc I like JLH and didn't know she wrote a book. I was expecting JLH's debut book to be more of a memoir. But this is more of a self-help book on the do's & don'ts of dating. I've been out of the dating game for 10 years now, so a lot of what she mentions doesn't apply to me, but I certainly remember some of the things she mentions. Most of her advice is laughable bc it's so out there. Spray tanning before a date and LMAO bedazzling your vagina! No gracias. ...more
Mar 19, 2011 Suzanne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: memoir, celebrity
This is possibly one of the worst books I've ever read! I know, if it was so bad, why did I keep reading? It was like watching a car wreck that you just can't take your eyes off of. I can't help wondering if JLH is playing some really bad trick on everyone or if she really is this superficial and "simple." I don't like to be a snob, but I will never be able to see JLH on tv without cringing. In this book, she not only describes her now infamous "vajazzling" of her "va-jay-jay," but she gives adv ...more
Susan Bazzett-griffith
A very short and quite awful book by a star that I actually love. Sad that she published this, as it is drivel. A real memoir would have been so much better. This was just random chapters with love and dating advice (that is often terrible advice). One star. Do. Not. Read.
Apr 29, 2014 Mloy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty cute book and I liked Jennifer Love Hewitt humor and candid views on human (women's) nature, dating, love and every thing else connected to relationships. The book has some pretty common sense advice about romance and most people's expectations with their significant other but it's still pretty refreshing reading it from the perspective of an attractive woman and a celebrity too boot who seems to be as unlucky in love as any Jane Doe(I guess it's true, even pretty girls lose in ...more
Patricia (Patricia's Particularity)
This was absolutely a very cute book! Also, a must-read for any woman who has been in a relationship (even if they are currently in one). Jennifer Love Hewitt uses her personal experiences from her MANY publicized relationships with men to shed a little light on all the intricacies of dating, all the good stuff and bad stuff, and even the 'Why didn't I think of that?' stuff in relationships. This does not mean that JLH is telling you "HOW IT IS" and that there is no other way, she is just giving ...more
Jan 07, 2012 Chrissy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2012
Okay, so I thought THE DAY I SHOT CUPID would be some sort of Jennifer Love Hewitt memoir, which was the *only* reason I decided to give it a chance. I liked her in Kids Incorporated, and I didn't even hate the I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER franchise --- and, well, the cover is cute, so why not?

But, yeah, it's not a memoir. It's a bunch of random tips on love and breakups from someone who has no reason whatsoever to be writing any type of book -- let alone a book on relationships.

For example,
Jul 30, 2011 Kiki rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
this was so not what i thought it was going to be. i thought, based solely on the title, that it was going to be a memoir. it's not. it's one of those think-positive-thoughts-and-positive-shit's-gonna-go-down self-help books.

i really like jennifer love hewitt, and i really wanted to like this book, but i have a really low tolerance for stupid. add those three facts and they equal a rage blackout on the leather sofa in a hotel lobby.

we shall not speak of her writing style. no, wait. we shall br
Jolene Dretzka
May 20, 2014 Jolene Dretzka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Amy Dutcher
So, I have to admit, I have a not so secret girl crush on JLH and this book made me love her even more. It's not that it taught me much about love & romance that I didn't already know, it's that she helped me realize that I'm not alone in these experiences & feelings. It was funny too. Being such a big fan of Jennifer Love Hewitt made learning she has a sense of humor like my best friend even more awesome. So if you need a little emotional healing or just a good laugh & JLH is someon ...more
Kerry Connelly
Jan 27, 2013 Kerry Connelly rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I have to say, this was not good :(
I grew up with tv show 'Party of five' (love it) and the 90's teen horror revamp genre where Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar where the "it" girls.

Love- Jennifer Love's music, she's a pretty good singer, her version of "Me and Bobby McGee " is one of my favourite songs. Decent actress but I'm sorry sweetheart, you're not a writer :-/
I had to put it down three quaters of the way through and haven't picked it up since...that was about 2 years ago no
This was a fast and cute read. There weren't any major revelations, I didn't learn a lot, or feel moved when it was over. I did get a chuckle here and there. I did appreciate reading about how very normal JLH is despite being, in my opinion, adorable, famous, and rich. She writes this book as a dating advice book and presents it that way throughout. However, I don't know that I want to take dating advice from her, considering her own lack of success in that department. I did see it as a cute mem ...more
Jan 28, 2013 Erin rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disclaimer: I got a kindle fire for Christmas and I looooove it. I am ripping through books in a way I never have, because they're just right there. However, I am cheap. So I download a lot of books from the library, and am sort of limited to what they have available at any given time. I try to keep one 'fun' book and one serious book on it at all times, hence this one. Which was terrible, a waste of time, and worst of all, embarrassing. I debated not ever ever admitting to anyone that I read it ...more
Oct 31, 2012 Lisa rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded this book because it popped up on my library's ebooks page. Wow. I cannot even imagine how the unedited version read. Ladies, make sure you've pre-selected three engagement rings you LOVE so you won't be caught off guard with a sub-par diamond. Much of the advice recommends manipulative, passive aggressive behavior. And, most astonishingly, some of the advice is directed at men. I would be surprised if any men read this book.
Mar 27, 2012 Jane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This would have better served as a titillating "Dear Maxim" article series with pictures of her making cupcakes in a bikini with mani/pedi because to quote J. Love "men like that." But, as an empowerment, relationships, girlfriend book for your girlfriends. No.
May 17, 2011 Audrey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Audrey by: Kristi from thecubicleblindness on Youtube
I really enjoyed this book, it's a cute little book with some interesting and amusing insights on relationships written from Jennifer Love Hewitt's point of view. She seems to be a very sweet and genuinely beautiful person. This is a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Aug 23, 2014 Launette rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book is one of those - I was looking for something quick and silly to read - books. It's not life changing or inspiring; it's just .... a quick read.
Apr 07, 2010 Jess rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Feb 10, 2015 Cb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!!!!
Aug 08, 2015 Patricia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, very funny and easy to read
Jun 09, 2010 Shelby rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick, easy and humorous read for those of you fighting the dating/early relationship scene. A few bits of advise from just a regular girl jumping through the hoops.
Beverly J.
Apr 14, 2014 Beverly J. rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
great gods what a hot mess this book was, gah
Bert Zee
May 03, 2017 Bert Zee rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"Are you Irish? Because my penis is Dublin"

This is just one of the many things Jennifer Love Hewitt would like guys to stop saying!

Oh...My...God this book was hilarious, I haven't burst into laughter so much from a book in ages, laugh out loud funny from the first page to the last. JLH has always been a rather easy going, fun loving chick and her book is no different, it's a tongue firmly in cheek look at the big scary world of dating, it's good sides, it's bad sides and it's absolutely terrif
Mar 22, 2017 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a really easy quick read about learning to love yourself before trying to love another. she gives us a brief insight to her life and the struggles that she's gone through in order to find happiness. I've always liked Jennifer Love Hewitt and this book reminds me why it's because she's so relatable. Great read even though it is short
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Jennifer Love Hewitt is an American actress, television director, voice actress, singer-songwriter, and film and television producer. Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture via her roles in the Fox series Party of Five, as Sarah Reeves, and the films I Know What Yo ...more
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