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Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed “love-aholic” and a hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell—and she’s done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life—some true, most made up to sell ...

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Overview

For any woman who has ever bought a self-help book and wondered why she bothered. (P.S. Now that I know he’s just not that into me, where do I go from there? Yeah, thanks for that advice.)

Jennifer Love Hewitt is a self-proclaimed “love-aholic” and a hopeless romantic (her middle name is Love, after all!). She has been lucky and unlucky in love, and lived to tell—and she’s done it all in the spotlight. Much has been written about her love life—some true, most made up to sell magazines. Now Hewitt shares the real story of what she’s learned navigating the dangerous dating waters.

In The Day I Shot Cupid, Hewitt offers her hard-won wisdom and tells us how to embrace love with both feet on the ground. Funny, quirky, and empowering, The Day I Shot Cupid deserves a place on every woman’s nightstand, bookshelf, or coffee table, or tucked inside her oversized designer handbag.

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Publishers Weekly
In this scattershot celebrity self-help, actress Hewitt puts an irreverent but unconvincing personal spin on The Rules. Hewitt muses on her personal experience as a "serial dater," drawing lessons and telling tales from her extensive experience with romantic disappointment. Too often, that results in overgeneralization-the three types of men (macho, metrosexual, and heroic), the 17 stages of relationship (from "the eye contact" to "the engaged")-or unfocused, supremely unhelpful anecdotes (cheering herself after a break-up by un-ironically getting her "hoo-ha" adorned with Swarovski crystals). Advice, what there is, is largely vague and of secondary importance, recycling familiar approaches to respecting oneself in mind and body and keeping your man on his toes; first and foremost, the book's subject is Hewitt, which should limit its appeal to her most ardent fans.
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Library Journal
Just for fun comes actor and self-proclaimed "love-aholic" Hewitt's book on letting go of idealistic childhood romantic fantasies in order to embrace strong, realistic, and mature relationships. Using her experience, she contrasts old school and new school dating, talks about surviving a breakup, and offers consolation on broken diets and varicose veins. Single young women will find a kindred spirit, while older readers will discover what's happening in today's dating world.
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"Young women will find a kindred spirit, while older [listeners] will discover what's happening in today's dating world." —-Library Journal
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401341657
  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Publication date: 12/28/2010
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 7.34 (w) x 11.34 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Love Hewitt began her acting career as a child by appearing in television commercials and the Disney Channel series Kids Incorporated. She rose to fame in teenage popular culture via her role as Sarah Reeves in the Fox series Party of Five, and as Julie James in the film I Know What You Did Last Summer and its sequel. In addition to acting, Hewitt has also served as a producer on certain film or television projects. Currently, she can be seen on the CBS television program Ghost Whisperer as Melinda Gordon, a young woman who can communicate with the ghosts of the dead. She recently added director to her resume when she directed an episode of GW.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 28, 2010

    An Incredible Pick-Me-Up...

    I must say, I've read a few "Self-Help" books in my time. Usually, I'll read about halfway through and honestly, get bored and slam it shut. It gets exhausting, reading psycho-babble from professionals that want to tell you how to be in relationships or whatever else they may think they know. Jennifer Love Hewitt does an amazing job depicting what love is like, her experiences, and her views. She doesn't say "Be like this" or "Don't be like this" she only offers her opinions and experiences. I have to say this is by far the best "Self-Help" book I have ever read. It is not only inspiring, but it is a terrific pick-me-up even for those self-conscious girls out there that are already in relationships. It's not only about how to handle breakups and what to do when dating, it also tells you a little about how to be comfortable in your own skin. I would recommend this to any woman at any age.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 13, 2010

    Very Inspiring!

    This book is amazing; it really helped me put my life in perspective, not just my love life but the rest as well. The perspective in which the book is written is as if JLH is conversing with you rather that you reading her thoughts. That point of view really aided in my absorption of the incredible information that this book holds, because it wasn't like having someone tell me what they think I'm doing wrong in life. This book also helped me increase my self esteem by a lot. I am forever grateful to JLH. This book can be helpful to both men and women of adult ages. It isn't too long and is a surprisingly upbeat book.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 12, 2010

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    BIG letdown.

    I got this book right after a big breakup with a boyfriend, hoping it would lift me up a little. Boy, i was wrong. It was boring, dull and reminded me of a what a third grader would write. I expected it to be in chapters, nothing huge, but a normal book. Instead, it was a mix of lists and tiny paragraphs that went on a rant. NOT worth the money in my eyes. The things I write in her book my grandma could have told me. In her "What not to do after you break up" one option was to not call him, no duh. Ladies, or even men, move on past this book.. unless you want something to add to your bookshelf to make it look cool.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    The art of vagazzaling...

    In her first attempt as an author JLH's captivating personality radiates through every chapter. JLH provides women with various insights; from the art of vagazzaling to twenty tips to surviving a breakup. JLH lends voice to the complex and at times funny world of dating in your 30's. Much attention has been played to her physique and JLH demonstrates her ability to find humor through the curvaceous self portraits found at the beginning of each chapter. Her ex-beau Jamie Kennedy dedicates a chapter to the female derriere. Although the book seems geared to women, the section entitled Fun Little Extras offers dating advice to both sexes. The Day I Shot Cupid is an enjoyable read, but it does leave you wondering, who exactly was the inspiration for the chapter entitled Skid Mark?

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 1, 2010

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    Love this book!

    So much better than "He's Just Not That Into You" because it explains what to do after you already know that! She did a fabulous job in writing this book. It was a great investment and I think every woman should own a copy.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    The day i shot cupid

    I love Jennifer! She is amazimg. I watch you show Ghost Whipsperer all the time. And every ti,e that i am on you tube i dont watch music videos i watch Ghost Whisperer! Not kidding..... why did the show end! Plus I am about to get all the booksthat they wrote about you on Ghost Whisperer! I am your number 1 fan!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what isaid to my mom when they ended ur show " Mom they just cancled my favorute show tell them to put they show back on or some butts will be kicked. I <3 you Jennifer Love Hewitt!!!!! <3 <3

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 5, 2010

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    jennifer LOVE hewitt knows about LOVE

    I really like this book its perfect for younger girls who barely started dating or who are already in relationships. I like her point of views on how to maintain a relationship its realistic and can be very helpful to those who aren't that great with relationships. Its a little short but it was meant to be a small book so you can go back and reference it just for fun. Also its a very easy read and I think most people will find her endearing.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 29, 2010

    wish a book like this was out there when i was in my date stage

    great book for mothers to give to daugthers and or mothers to share with daughters to talk over sunday breakfast.....

    as a 50 something, reader i will be telling my freinds to read this enjoyable female book ....

    i love the author love her show love her book.. it was the 1st book i read on my nook....

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 25, 2010

    OK book, Very fast read!!!

    I got through this book in no time, it is very easy to read, and most of it kept my interest. Although I am not sure why someone who is writing about her bad relationships lets her current boyfriend write a section of said book. It was also the most annoying section: it went back and forth between him and her. Luckily he is only a short part of it, and she is much funnier than him. All in all, I am not sure I am happy about how much I paid for the book, since it was such a quick read. I was a sort-of fan of JLH before, and now I can appreciate she is a real person, and seems like a really nice girl you could actually be friends with.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Good JLH insight

    Gives you some insight and answers into JLH's dating/love life. Some funny and relateable stories and depending on the reader, some good advice. It was very light reading almost like a short essay. There were some points, however I didn't agree with as they sounded too jaded.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

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    Fun

    Jennifer shares her story and it is very nice to have an author share her true life to connect. It was enjoyable and motivating...

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2010

    every girls goes through this

    i've always been a fan of jennifer love hewitt. after reading the book i realized this is what almost every woman goes through. even celebrities! her stories were similar to mine and gave me a new outlook on love & relationships. although most of the advice given is common sense. makes a great gift for your girlfriends.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 24, 2010

    The best book to read

    the book is the best thing that an actress can very wrote a book. I love to read it. It is sometime hard to put the book down. Love it very much. Jennifer Love Hewitt is the best writter for an actress to write about her self and the relationships that she has had and the idea to help other women who need a good time when it comes to reading a book about rlationships. I love the book and the writter.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2010

    The Day I Shot Cupid

    THis was a good read to remind ourselves as women that sometimes we just have to let go and move forward. Not to be so emotionally expressive and to excercise a little more patience as we enter into new relationships. We are still as foreign to men as they are to us women. Overall I enjoyed the book.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2010

    it's amazing it has to be the new girl bible! :D

    it was great to read. it feels like she's really talking to you and she gives advice thats helped her through tough times. its a must have fo every girl and heck for guys too. (that way we'll be less confusing) ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2010

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    Good

    It was good. Very informative. I hope it will help me with dating.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 2, 2014

    To jlh

    Thanks for sexting me that va ja ja pic, i know it wasn t meant for me but i ll treasure it always. Already have it archived and dont worry i wont sell it to anybody thanks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2013

    Love

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2012

    Very Funny....

    Loved it! I found it so halarious because we all go through it. Half the time we believe we are alone in what we feel, we need to remember that everyone goes through it.

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  • Posted February 18, 2012

    Kritters Ramblings

    Short, sweet and to the point. This little book is chock full of tips, thoughts and ideas about dating and break ups. As a young lady that is in a relationship, I even enjoyed the reminder to be a little mysterious and to appreciate the good guy that I have in my life.

    Jennifer Love Hewitt has been in the spotlight from a young age and so has her love life. Through this book she allows the reader a little behind the scenes peek into how she approaches new relationships and endures the break up. Even an ex (Jamie Kennedy) makes an appearance with a chapter on women's rear ends. I loved the women empowerment and the message that we are complete people even if we aren't in relationships.

    If I didn't live with a boy, this would be the perfect book to put on the back of the toilet to encourage guests to pick up some relationship tips. I would almost compare this to a modern day Rules book where women can go to for the basic tips that a woman should now before, during and after a relationship.

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