If you ever want to confirm your mental stability, It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright is a wonderful book.
Here is a partial list of things that I have never once done as a result of a relationship breakup. And I don’t know you personally, but I’m willing to bet that you have never done at least 80% of these things either:
- Stabbed someone with a pen knife for saying that you aren’t a good writer (Norman Mailer)
- Castrated a slave and then married them (Nero)
- Published super shitty poetry about them (Lord Byron)
- Had someone beheaded twice (Henry VIII)
- Slept with Richard Burton (Elizabeth Taylor)
- Told everyone that his wife was a ghost and slept in a coffin (Timothy Dexter)
In fact, after reading this book I have concluded that my coping skills in this area have been truly delightful. I take back everything I’ve ever said about myself or my reactions. A couple of hysterical emails are nothing, especially when someone who is supposed to care about you treats you like human garbage.
It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History by Jennifer Wright will put all of your questionable behavior in context and make you feel like the Einstein of emotional intelligence. The stories here range from ancient Rome to recent Hollywood, and even when they are cringe worthy or desperately sad, told in a relatable hilarious way. I loved her writing and her style and the new appreciation for my level headedness that this book gave me.
Grade – B+