Monday, January 23, 2012

The Between Boyfriends Book

The Between Boyfriends Book
Cindy Chupack
159 pages

"The Between Boyfriends Book: A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays" is by Cindy Chupack, a writer for Sex and the City.  The essays are observations Cindy has made about being single and dating, and they are all DEAD ON.  I loved this book because she hit every nail on the head and it was a book I could totally relate to, even though she is at least 10 years older than me.  I would definitely recommend this book for all of us single ladies.  In fact, I'm calling it the *unofficial* Single Girl bible. Love love loved it. Here are some of my fave observations: 

*Lone Rangered: to have had a relationship end in a mysterious and annoying way--with no goodbye, no answers, just the vague feeling that you have no idea who that man is.

*Relationship Equivalency Exam: A test that would allow you to earn credit for past dating experience so you could pick up a new relationship where the old one left off.

*Imposter Complex: What a relationship columnist might feel when she is not currently in a relationship, has not been able to maintain a relationship, does not have any prospects for a new relationship, nor does she seem to have a funny term for this predicament. 

*Carmunication: The language used by fathers when communicating with their adult daughters, basically consisting of the phrase, "How's the car?"

*Do Not Resuscitate Romance (DNRR) Order: A directive that you are not, under any circumstances, allowed to revive or "restart the heart" of a past relationship

And those are just the titles of a few essays. So you KNOW the essays are going to be good. Also, the author is a Midwestern girl, so she doesn't have the jaded outlook that some big city girls might have.

I can't say enough good things about this book. If you're a single lady, please go read it. You'll relate to all of the observations, and you might even be able to look at a situation in a new way. 

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