Synopsis from Goodreads
Cindy Chupack takes a hilarious look at love, dating-and not dating-in this witty, truthful and utterly charming book. Tackling topics such as “sexual sorbet” (the first man you sleep with after a breakup), “the VISA defense” (the claim, usually invoked by men, that ‘I paid, therefore I am innocent’) and “eggsistential crisis” (a panic attack, common among women in their late thirties), The Between Boyfriends Book is as reassuring as that late-night post-date phone call to a best friend. It says: you may be single, but you are not alone.
What I Thought of The Between Boyfriends Book
The Goodreads synopsis above really sums it up well when it says “…as reassuring as that late-night post-date phone call to a best friend. It says: you may be single, but you are not alone.” It’s true, this book really felt reassuring as you made your way through each chapter/essay laughing and thinking about how it applied to your life. I mean there are some ways I couldn’t relate, seeing as she’s a bit older and living in an entirely different city with an entirely different lifestyle, but there were a lot of ways it did relate to my life as well.
Mostly, I like her frank and honest way of pointing things out to you and making you think about it from a new and more logical angle. Sure, it’s hilarious that it happened like that-but what was your role in it? How did you help this come about? Whether it’s good or bad.
This book will keep you laughing through the pages, both at her quick wit with which she writes, and as you listen to her painfully embarrassing stories of good-dates-gone-bad and cringe at how familiar it all sounds. I highly recommend it if you like matter-of-fact writing, and especially if you are currently between boyfriends.