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".
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.