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Getting Over John Doe: A Story of Love, Heartache and Surviving with Style
     

Getting Over John Doe: A Story of Love, Heartache and Surviving with Style

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by Suzanne Yalof, Beth Adams (Illustrator)
 

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Is there anything worse than being in love with someone who — suddenly, out of the blue, with no reason at all — stops loving you back?

Here is a remedy for that all-too-familiar chapter in every girl's life: getting dumped.

It's not really Ben & Jerry's that soothes the sting — or getting even — though that certainly helps. Rather,

Overview

Is there anything worse than being in love with someone who — suddenly, out of the blue, with no reason at all — stops loving you back?

Here is a remedy for that all-too-familiar chapter in every girl's life: getting dumped.

It's not really Ben & Jerry's that soothes the sting — or getting even — though that certainly helps. Rather, it's learning to lose him and respect yourself that puts you on the path to sanity-and gives you some Zen with men.

In this quirky romantic comedy of errors, Suzy Yalof tells her John Doe story from the pitch "open — minded, smart, funny" to sex, the L-word, and the big dump (a subzero day on a chairlift) to finally getting over John Doe (Hint: Do the things he always hated). Like all of us, Suzy Yalof has survived the exaltation, embarrassment, and disappointment of romance. But with the realization that for every frog there is a prince, she's rebounded with style. Hers is an exemplary story of a woman scorned — and then inspired.

Every woman who has ever loved and lost and then gone on to exhaust her mom, her pals, and the neighborhood bartender with her John Doe story will find a well of unconditional empathy in Getting Over John Doe. It is a love lesson for our time — and far more titillating than dating John ever was.

Editorial Reviews

People Magazine
[A] slimstylishly illustrated satire.
Denise Kersten
This short, cheerfully illustrated book makes a great gift for any friend recovering from a recent breakup. -- USA Today

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780688162016
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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The Pitch

It all started with my friend Sydney's description. His name was John Doe and he was open-minded, smart, funny, and once you got to know him you really didn't notice the receding hairline or even how short he was. Sydney thought we would really like each other. My gut said no.

If only I had trusted my gut.

Sydney wanted me to go to a party that Friday night at his apartment. She had been trying to get us together for months -- John was one of her good friends. I kept delaying our encounter for two reasons. First, he was short and balding. And second, I was dating someone else (Evan). )When I stopped dating Evan, I ran out of excuses. A party was safe enough and maybe John had cute friends. Four of my friends would be there, so it was a no-lose situation.

I figured a cameo appearance -- half hour maximum -- and out the door.

Getting over John Doe. Copyright � by Suzanne Yalof. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved. Available now wherever books are sold.

Meet the Author

Suzanne Yalo is a senior fashion editor at GIamour. She has worked at Vogue, Elle, and Marie Claire. She lives in New York City.

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Getting Over John Doe: A Story of Love, Heartache and Surviving with Style 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
...in a cute way if you are really stuck. It helps you laugh, find that your case was not that meaningless, and you can handle much better,.. or etc. It is amazingly cute and girly (and shallow) for a 30s GIRL but nothing wrong with it. I don't know about this 'style' thing here other than the illustration.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was a recap of a failed relationship which lasted only six months. If you want to let a man know that he broke your heart and won, then write a book about him. If you want to survive a break up with 'style,' then walk away and NEVER look back!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though 'Getting Over John Doe' is written mostly for women, it is a book every man should read so that they might gain insight as to the kind of insensitive fools we can sometimes be. Women and men alike will enjoy and relate to this extremely well written book. Write some more for us Suzanne!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*He pulls down his underwear and replaces his finger with his di<_>ck, he slowly thrusts in and out and spreads her legs open wider.*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*she closes her eyes, moaning loudly.* Mm..