The Between Boyfriends Book

A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays

Cindy Chupack

St. Martin's Press

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The Between Boyfriends Book is an honest, hilarious look at the world of dating--and not dating--that will have fans rushing back for multiple copies to press on the psychic wounds of their afflicted friends. Chupack not only puts voice to the cheerful brutality that shapes young women's love lives, but creates bonus coinages to describe instantly recognizable dating tropes, such as:
* "sexual sorbet": the first person you sleep with after a breakup to remove the taste of a bad relationship
* "lone rangered": to have had a relationship end with no goodbye, no answers, just the vague feelings you have no idea who that man was
* "premature 'we'jaculation": a common dating dysfunction where one member of the couple starts using "we" before the other is ready.

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THE BREAKUP

ONE

LONE RANGERED

To have had a relationship end in a mysterious and annoying way--with no good-bye, no answers, just the vague feeling that you have no idea who that man was.



Men are good at a lot of things. Breaking up is not one of them. When a woman wants to break up with a man, she invites him over for dinner, cooks his favorite dish, and tells him she's seeing his best friend. It's all very straightforward and diplomatic. But men have this weird aversion to endings. They prefer to take the passive mode, allowing the relationship to end itself.

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" I laughed out loud and recognized myself and a million people I know...honest, un-self pitying and hilariously rich with detail."
-Betsy Carter, Author of Nothing to Fall Back On: The Life and Times of a Perpetual Optimist

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Cindy Chupack

Cindy Chupack has written for a number of television shows, including Everybody Loves Raymond, and her work on Sex and the City has earned her Emmy and Golden Globe awards. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

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The Between Boyfriends Book
A Collection of Cautiously Hopeful Essays
Cindy Chupack

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St. Martin's Press
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429972024
ISBN10: 1429972025
176 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
May 2004
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312309046
ISBN10: 031230904X
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 176 pages
$15.99
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