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Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me by Ben Karlin
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Mar 02, 2008

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I was expecting much more from this book. Edited by Ben Karlin - former editor of The Onion, former executive producer of The Daily Show and co-creator of The Colbert Report - this book should have been a rip-roarin'-romp through male inadequacy and insecurity. It started out strong, but somewhere along the line it became the male version of chick lit: dick lit. And boring to boot.

At first, it was good for a few laughs. But then I laughed less. And got bored. And maybe started to skim a bit. And then started to think about what I was going to read next... while I still had it in my hands, "reading" it. Not a good sign.

It gets three stars from me for the four-star stories that started the book, averaged with the two-star stories with which it closed.
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message 1: by Kim (last edited Mar 03, 2008 12:08AM) (new)

Kim I was gonna ask if this was any good too... Or maybe I did, but, I have my answer....

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