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Divorce Sucks
Divorce Sucks
Author: Mary Jo Eustace
Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex's Hollywood wife make you miserable. — Hock the platinum. Take down the vacation photos. Cancel the joint checking account. — There's no question ... Divorce Sucks. And perhaps no one knows that better than author Mary Jo Eustace, whose ex-husband Dean McDermott ma...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781605506555
ISBN-10: 1605506559
Publication Date: 10/18/2009
Pages: 256
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  • Currently 2.3/5 Stars.
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2.3 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Adams Media
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Netsurfer avatar reviewed Divorce Sucks on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 9
The dust jacket promises a "tell-all" and an "inside look at one of today's most sensational breakups" but the book delivers virtually nothing on the subject. Written in a bitterly-laughing-through-my-pain style that quickly becomes annoying, progresses to irritating, and finally is ultimately just boringly repetitive, the entire book masquerades as a how-to on getting through the emotional turmoil of divorce by a woman so self-pitying and immature that the book is pathetic and meaningless. Attempts at humor are uninspired and absurd - examples: one chapter is titled "you're not alone - well, you kinda are"; in her list of ways how to tell if your friends are real: "She encourages you to try a diet of pork fat and boiled eggs", and "she can't explain why she almost ran over you the other day-she claims she thought you were an oversize squirrel." In her list of advice on how to move on: "stop calling your lawyer to find out if you were his prettiest client". Hilarious, huh? The text itself is poorly proofread and edited -- I spotted several typographical errors and numerous instances of the word "then" used for the word "than" (as in "better safe then sorry"); the author uses the word "anecdote" when the proper word is "antidote" -- that I was appalled to read in "about the author" at the end of the book where it states that Ms. Eustace graduated from McGill University with an honors degree in English. "Divorce Sucks" is a misnomer; the truth is "This Book Sucks".
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Helpful Score: 3
Honestly, this book sucks. I thought this would be a book more about her divorce from Dean McDermott than a how to book on divorce. I am not divorced, and I do not have any intentions of obtaining a divorce so this "how to" is absolutely useless to me. The book should have been promoted differently. I didn't find the book humorous or compelling in any sense. I skipped through most of it, and am glad I only spent a credit on it, and not the $19.95 book list price.
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This is not a book I plan on keeping after reading.I'm not going to get married so I have no need for divorce. However,I think the other reviewers were too harsh on this book.I got it out of curosity because I'm a long time fan of Tori Spelling's and her side along with Dean McDermott's has been told extensively, and I was curious about the other side . It seems Ms.Eustace didn't delve into her life with Dean and the divorce deeply enough to satisfy most readers.I also wanted to know more even though I'm not entitled to.Despite my feelings towards Tori,I'm disgusted with the way she and Dean treated their spouses .It was pretty cold,especially if Mary Jo is telling the truth about how it went down.It was very selfish but people are selfish.They want what they want and often are not going to let others getting hurt get in their way .I think Mary Jo has every right to be bitter.She wasn't nearly as bitter in writing this book as I would have been. and the woman was humilated on an international scale.Anybody would have been humilated in her situation.Icame away from the book with the sense that Mary Jo felt she lived through an utter nightmare and wanted to share what she learned in the process with other women.Good for her in doing that and using her experience to provide for her family.
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I am happily married, but I love a good Hollywood divorce story. This is just an "I lived through it, so can you" self-help book. They packaged this to get people to buy it, but the content is grating. What a waste of time and money!


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