Monday, December 7, 2009

Divorce Sucks - Book Review

I've been down the aisle three times and divorced twice. The divorces were both to the same man. You'd think I would have learned my lesson the first time, but I thought another shot would be worth it considering he was the father of my children. My third marriage with my second husband has been just fine so far and it's lasted over seven years. Here's hoping I don't have another "Divorce Sucks" moment.

However, since I have been through the ordeal twice I know how exhausting it can be. There's a lot to be figured out and a lot of choices to make. Divorce Sucks: What to do when irreconcilable differences, lawyer fees, and your ex's Hollywood Wife make you miserable can help you through that.

Mary Jo Eustace was married to Dean McDermott for thirteen years before Dean met Tori Spelling on a movie set. Dean left Mary Jo and the divorce was highly publicized. Here's a short synopsis:

My Husband left me for Tori Spelling . . .
(and you thought your divorce sucked)

From the girl-next-door who got dumped for a Hollywood "Dynasty"

This is how I found out I was getting divorced.

I'm on vacation in a Palm Springs hotel room, holding my seven-week-old daughter in my arms. My husband Dean had been away for three weeks making a movie in our country of origin, Canada, and now has some very surprising news.

He is having an affair with his co-star Tori Spelling and he is leaving me for her rather immediately. He tells me that he has met his soul mate and then rents a car and proceeds to leave.

I begin to realize that perhaps I'm in store for a completely different type of trip.

And so begins Divorce Sucks, the inside look at one of today's most sensational breakups. In this one part tell-all and one part divorce survival guide, Mary Jo Eustace reveals what the tabloids didn't -- and in the process shows how divorced (or soon-to-be divorced) women everywhere can find their own happy (not made-for-TV) ending.

Sometimes shocking, often gratifying, and never merciful, Divorce Sucks gives you the real story behind one of today's most public divorces while reminding you that it could always be worse.

After reading the book, I found a lot of things that applied to me while I was going through my divorces. This book would have been helpful to get me through my time of emotional need. Divorce Sucks is like a friend holding your hand, helping you along the way. It gives general advice and a confidence boost. After reading about what Mary Jo Eustace went through, it seems like my divorces were a walk in the park. Although there are snippets of Mary Jo Eustace's divorce, it is not a book based solely on that.

Joanne Kimes, editor of Divorce Sucks, is the creator and editor of the bestselling Sucks series. A few other books in the Sucks series are Pregnancy Sucks for Men, Bedtime Sucks, Potty Training Sucks, and Dieting Sucks.

If you are in the throes of divorce or know someone who is, Divorce Sucks is must-read.

I received book for review from FSB Associates. The opinions within this own are of my own and I was not influenced in any way. Please do your own research before purchasing products, as your opinion may differ.


Alexis AKA MOM said...

This book was great made me laugh so hard :)