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Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce by Wendy…

Breaking Apart: A Memoir of Divorce

by Wendy Swallow

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I'll freely admit that while I was going through my painful divorce after 24 years of marriage, I was drawn to this book. I needed to find solace in someone else's story, and Wendy Swallow provided that for me. I was struck at how similar our stories were, and sometimes found myself wanting to contact her to ask her how MY story was going to play out. Crazy, I know, but sometimes you connect with someone you don't even know, and this was the case while I read this book. She probably didn't intend for anyone else to read that much into it. I didn't feel so utterly alone when I read her book. ( )
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Now in paperback, this "courageous story, beautifully told" [Washington Post] offers a searing examination of a marriage coming apart piece by piece.

"There are those who believe it is simple selfishness that leads people to divorce. For those of us who have lived it, it's hard to see why anyone would rip out their veins for some immature or narcissistic desire to get what they want, because that is what it feels like." --from Breaking Apart

Piercingly honest and profoundly moving, Wendy Swallow's memoir traces the arc of her marriage and its painful disintegration. Her journey through divorce's rough terrain -- and the reconstruction of her life after divorce -- offers an electrifying literary portrait of what it is to relinquish the comfort and security of a long-held dream.

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