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Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me (original 2008; edition 2008)

by Ben Karlin (Editor)

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Title:Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me
Authors:Ben Karlin
Info:Grand Central Publishing (2008), Hardcover, 240 pages
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There were a couple of okay essays, but on the whole they were very bland. ( )
  chelseaknits | Dec 14, 2017 |
Didn't read all of this , but, holy shit what a bunch of morons
  Baku-X | Jan 10, 2017 |
Oy ve! Where did they get this many whack-jobs?

So, I want to tell you, these are Not the type of men I'd be with! They are in no way, shape or form even qualified as mensch. More like, schlemiel...clueless.

What's more is all of these guys are now the pride & joy of their mammalas! All are now very successful comedians! But did I find them funny, well not at all...... I'm thinking, that this book written by men is for men...because I honestly didn't get what they were talking about.....

Do I blame the women who dumped them? Nope not at all, several of the guys were overly neurotic.

And when I looked them all up in Google Images: Oy, I gotta tell you they all have that meshugga look about them, that wild eyed crazy man look like Jim Carey.....

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1 vote Auntie-Nanuuq | Jan 18, 2016 |
Very funny audiobook - listening to this brought me many a chuckle. I recommend it as an audiobook even more than as a book. Dan Savage's story was hilarious.
  bashour | Dec 24, 2015 |
A great collection of short stories about love gone wrong from some of the best male writers you’ve probably never heard of - TV writers, songwriters, nonfiction writers. It was fun to read and see how men have some of the same thoughts and fears as women. My favorite story was by Paul Simms, a writer for NewsRadio, that chronicles a handful of crushes - with the longest one topping out at forty-five minutes. ( )
1 vote howifeelaboutbooks | Nov 4, 2015 |
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Karlin, BenEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Colbert, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dzama, MarcelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forte, WillContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Friedman, Bruce JayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goodman, MattContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, AlexContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, MarcellusContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hanson, ToddContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hornby, NickIntroductionsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobs, A. J.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Karlin, BarbaraForewordsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Karlin, BenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kerrey, BobContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kulash, DamianContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lipsyte, SamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marin, RickContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McCarthy, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Shillue, TomContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simms, PaulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Wain, DavidContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0446580694, Hardcover)

Amazon Best of the Month, February 2008: New York magazine knew what they were talking about when they said, "If you've laughed in the last ten years, Ben Karlin was responsible." The latest project of this former senior editor of The Onion, former executive producer of both The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, and co-author and co-editor of America (The Book) collects 212 pages of semi-insightful and mostly hilarious life lessons from a lineup of writers and comedians in a book with the best title so far this year, Things I've Learned from Women Who've Dumped Me. Ben's own mom kicks things off with "I Think My Son Is a Catch," but read on to enjoy contributions from Andy Richter ("Girls Don't Make Passes at Boys with Fat Asses"), Stephen Colbert ("The Heart Is a Choking Hazard"), Jason Nash ("Don't Enter a Karaoke Contest Near Smith College; You Will Lose to Lesbians"), Dan Savage ("I Am a Gay Man"), and David Rees ("Get Dumped Before It Matters"). Filled with High Fidelity-style insight into the inner workings of the modern male mind, this is an anthology for readers of all genders, no matter their relationship status. --Brad Thomas Parsons
Our Moment with Ben
Ben Karlin is a man who holds a virtual PhD in Modern American Comedy. Karlin's career kicked off as the editor of The Onion and he is the former executive producer of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and co-creator and former executive producer of The Colbert Report. He was also a co-author and co-editor of the bestselling America (The Book) and his latest project takes him back to the book world as the editor of the anthology Things I've Learned From Women Who've Dumped Me, 212 pages of semi-insightful and mostly hilarious life lessons from a lineup of writers and comedians. Amazon.com senior editor Brad Thomas Parsons caught up with Karlin to talk about his new book, the writers' strike, the serious job of writing comedy, and what makes him laugh (hint: it isn't America's Funniest Home Videos). You can read the complete interview or listen to the podcast on Amazon Wire.

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The Emmy award-winning former executive producer of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report has assembled a stellar lineup of men who have one thing in common: all have been dumped...and are willing to share their pain and the lessons learned. An anthology of longer and shorter pieces, drawn from an array of impressive celebrities, writers and public figures.--From publisher description.… (more)

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