What Was I Thinking?: 58 Bad Boyfriend Stories

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Barbara Davilman, Liz Dubelman
Macmillan, Feb 3, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 224 pages
3 Reviews

The stories you are about to read are true. Often hilarious and always relatable, they all describe the moment when good sense and simple self-respect triumph over the human need to be loved—or, at least, the need to be with a particular man. The relationship may not last beyond lunch, or it may linger for weeks, months, or even years. But inside, you know: it's over.

What Was I Thinking?58 Bad Boyfriend Stories includes contributions from:
Francesca Lia Block
Bonnie Bruckheimer
Cindy Chupack
Kate Coe
Melinda Culea
Carrie Fisher
Wendy Hammers
Nicole Hollander
Maira Kalman
Lisa Napoli
Lynn Snowden Picket
Mimi Pond
Rachel Resnick
Penny Stallings
Laurie Winer
Amy Wruble

Whether the story is funny, sad, poignant, sweet, or just plain psychotic—we bet you can't read just one.

 

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not many laughs

User Review  - annieschild - Borders

I was hoping to relate to these stories, having experienced a break-up recently, but the book made me think, "So what?" Parts were cute, but overall, I wasn't impressed. My friends and I have better / wilder stories than these. Read full review

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User Review  - WinstonDog - LibraryThing

This was a great pallett cleanser. It made me smile and laugh. Just what the doctor ordered. Read full review

Contents

A Bullwhip?
1
What Were They Thinking?
5
Speaking My Language
7
Shaking
12
My Date with Homer
16
Opera
18
Junk in the Trunk
20
Star Light Star Bright
23
The FortyYearOld Loser
96
We Got Married
99
Subtitles
104
Products
107
Valentines Day at the Psych Hospital
109
Raw Sewage
112
The Unibrow Breakup
116
The Cheese Stands Alone
120

The Yogi
26
Revenge Baby
27
The Crying Game
33
Butterflies and Martinis
36
An Affair to Forget
38
I Could Have Just Dyed
41
Under Construction
44
Smash Up
45
Handsome
47
Three Shoes
49
Tats
50
The Idealist
52
The Grill
56
Norm Crosby Syndrome
58
Blind Date
61
Ties
66
Love Is Dumb
69
The Girl Who Cried Black Satin
80
Swedish Meatball
83
Thud
90
PreMed Fred
92
Signs of Doom
94
Oh How We Love Bad Boys
126
Bah Humbug
128
Gaydar
132
Oddly Unhappy for a Bride on Her Wedding Day
134
When It Hit the Fan
138
Boys Gone Wild
140
Dark Bill
144
Video Killed the Love Story
150
And the Matt Came Back
152
Salad Bars with No Vegetables
156
Smitten No More
160
Fantasy Aint Reality
165
Starter Marriage
168
Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs
171
Son of a Preacher Man
173
The Training Wheels of Love
177
Open Season
179
Body Image
185
A Cautionary Tale
188
I Knew It Was Over
191
The Authors
193
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BARBARA DAVILMAN began her career in NY in advertising and then went on to create a greeting card company, Bittersweet, that dealt exclusively with relationships gone bad. After that, she moved to Los Angeles to become a TV writer/producer. Along with her husband, Ellis Weiner, she co-authored YIDDISH WITH DICK & JANE, YIDDISH WITH GEORGE & LAURA, and HOW TO RAISE A JEWISH DOG. In her 'spare' time she writes and produces reality television and is the Los Angeles Co-Coordinator for Ridgeback Rescue.

LIZ DUBELMAN is the founder of VidLit. Her pre-digital career included ten years in film production. Her television work won her two Emmys -- one as a producer and one as a director. She has consulted to all of the major studios in the area of digital rights and Internet content. Ms. Dubelman is a graduate of Hampshire College.

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