Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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When you think you live in a Norman Rockwell painting--married 18 years, three kids, beautiful old house in the country, successful career as a writer--you don't expect there's another side to the canvas. Until you read a lovesick e-mail to your husband . . . that didn't come from you! Good Riddance is an honest and funny graphic memoir about suffering through and surviving divorce. Cynthia Copeland chronicles the deep pain, confusion, awkwardness, and breakthroughs she experiences in the "new normal" as a wife ...
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Good Riddance: An Illustrated Memoir of Divorce (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

When you think you live in a Norman Rockwell painting--married 18 years, three kids, beautiful old house in the country, successful career as a writer--you don't expect there's another side to the canvas. Until you read a lovesick e-mail to your husband . . . that didn't come from you! Good Riddance is an honest and funny graphic memoir about suffering through and surviving divorce. Cynthia Copeland chronicles the deep pain, confusion, awkwardness, and breakthroughs she experiences in the "new normal" as a wife who's been deceived, a mom who's now single, a divorcée who's dating, and a woman who's on her own figuring out what she truly wants from her life. Copeland tells her story with an emotional candor and spot-on humor that makes Good Riddance poignant, painful, and hilarious all at once.
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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
01/01/2014
Cindy's 18-year Norman Rockwell marriage disintegrates into Jackson Pollock splatters when she discovers her husband's lovey-dovey emails to another woman. This lightly fictionalized memoir tracks what comes next—the pain, confusion, and plain hard work of separating two married lives, complicated by Copeland's self-image as a successful writer about families (Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me). A "nester," Cindy values lists, order, and traditions, whereas her experimental chemist ex-husband loves spontaneity, risk taking, and nutty schemes. Yet after the couple split, their three children benefit from spending time with both parents, while Cindy and her ex pilot their now separate lives. It's serious stuff—but the story is charming and often funny, enhanced by Copeland's fine eye for humorous visual metaphors, such as imagining a board game version of a new boyfriend, and by her deceptively simple art (think cartoonists Cathy Guisewite or Roz Chast). VERDICT Copeland's memoir won't speak to those preferring realistic art or to aficionados of chainsaw-assisted divorce. But its lighter yet deeper approach will appeal to women readers, teen and up, and to men who may gain insights into their own coupledom problems by living through hers.—M.C.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613124581
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/7/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 24 MB
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Meet the Author

Cynthia Copeland is the author of several humorous books on parenting, including The Diaper Diaries, Fun on the Run, and Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. She lives in Keene, New Hampshire.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2013

    I wish I had known that I would be buying a comic book! The stor

    I wish I had known that I would be buying a comic book! The story was ok but most of the pages were filled with drawings and very small hard to read text. I would strongly advise you wait for a preview sample before investing in this book. At first I thought format style was just the beginning but It continued through the whole book.

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