The Top Five Breakup Books of 2009

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Breaking up is hard to do no matter what, but it sure does help to have a wordy companion during your time of need. Whether it’s advice on healing, tips on creating a new life or stories from people who have been there, a good breakup deserves a good read. Here are 2009’s best breakup books.

1. Love Is a Four-Letter Word: True Stories of Breakups, Bad Relationships, and Broken Hearts Edited by Michael Taeckens
Flipping through one failed relationship story after another might make you feel like you ought to write your own. By the time you finish laughing, crying and commiserating you’ll be well on your way to recovery. 

2. Getting Past Your Breakup: How to Turn a Devastating Loss into the Best Thing That Ever Happened to You by Susan J. Elliott JD MEd
This practical book offers useful tips about how to get through the depressing post-breakup stages of loneliness and desolation. If you can’t afford a therapist, this useful tome will help you take charge of your life instead of giving way to grief. 

3. Breakups and Rejections All Occasions (Lines for All Occasions) by Knock Knock Books
These amusing one-liners aren’t hands-on helpful, but they sure are funny, and will hit pretty close to home when you’re in the “love sucks” stage of your breakup. 

4. Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex’s Hollywood wife make you miserable (Sucks Series) by Mary Jo Eustace
Authored by the ex-wife of Tori Spelling’s current husband, Dean McDermott, reading this advice-packed memoir is like having a friend going through the ordeal with you. And hey, look on the bright side: the chances that your ex-husband’s new wife is a mega-star are slim.



5. Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom
This best-selling memoir by the acclaimed writer (Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet In Heaven) explores, among other things, how to find faith after bad things happen. It’s a soothing read during a time of loss and hopelessness. 

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