7 Books to Read when You've Been Burned by Love ...

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There are tons of great books to read when you've been dumped and need a distraction.

While there are various self-help type books that are definitely beneficial, I always like to laugh when I'm in an emotional state.

At first, I don't precisely want to deal with anything, do you know what I mean?

I like memoirs and other non-fiction books because I want to read about real people who've gone through their own problems, to share in their hilarious breakup stories.

So while these are fantastic books to read when you've been dumped, they might not be what you expected.2

1. Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps: a Dating Memoir by Jennifer Knightstep

Nice Guys, Freaks & Creeps: a Dating Memoir by Jennifer Knightstep

Oh, I went there!

This is one of the most fabulous books to read when you've been dumped, from our very own stellar EIC (and my personal BFFL), Jennifer Knightstep!

When you need a laugh, look no further – and when you're done, you'll be so glad you haven't dealt with the boys Jennifer's dated.

Did your ex wake up to the sound of his own voice?

Did he treat his dog better than you?

Yeah.

Those things really happened – and Jen overcame all of them!

2. The between Boyfriends Book: a Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays by Cindy Chupack

The between Boyfriends Book: a Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays by Cindy Chupack

This book is just excellent.

I read it all the time for its quality writing and entertainment value, even though I'm fairly certain that Heather and I are never going to break up (because no one else in the world could put up with me half as well).

It includes anecdotes about bad boyfriends a-plenty, as well as advice on how to get past the urge to call your ex and how to make yourself feel like the gorgeous goddess you are.

3. What Was I Thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories by Barbara Davilman

What Was I Thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories by Barbara Davilman

With 58 stories from 58 different women, you'll find a story that relates to your situation.

A lot of these are funny, and some of them are only funny because you can't believe such awful things happened for real.

The tales will move you, though, and help you put your situation into perspective.

Split: a Memoir of Divorce by Suzanne Finnamore
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