Friday, April 18, 2008

"He's Just Not That Into You" by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo

Why I read it: One of my coworkers lent it to me because she'd just lent it to someone else whose marriage was falling apart. This is my bossy coworker. Typical conversation: "I have to read 'The Lucifer Code' next." "Why?" "Because I requested it through interlibrary loan, and it's just arrived." "Oh." She's always implying that my life choices are somehow questionable, and I'm letting other people force me into doing things, when actually these things are things I want to do, if not always on such an obvious and high level as reading 'The Lucifer Code', which will probably explain more about shitty relationships than this book did.

What I liked: At least it was short.

What I hated: This book made me feel bad. Contrary to its premise, it actually made me feel like I am the problem in my relationship, which I guess is good for Ed. But perhaps I should give this book back to its owner before he finds out what a rotten girlfriend I am. This book also made me irrationally crave pizza. At 10:00 in the morning. WTF?

What I can steal: Maybe some of the depressing relationships could be used in stories, I guess.