Date published: June 2009
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained via publisher
Kathleen Horan founded relationshipobit.com after a breakup was followed by the death of her father. While she was writing her father’s obit, she had the idea to write one for the ending of her relationship. When the website went live, thousands of people started to put the obits of the end of their relationships online. Here, in this book, Kathleen Horan has collected and compiled some of these obits. From the cheating, lying, low down scum to the relationships that never should have been, these obits will take you through a myriad of people and what happened to their relationships. From relationships that lasted years, to those that lasted only days, this is a romp through the heartache of a breakup.
When I first got this book, I didn’t know quite what to think of it. Then I started reading and became totally engrossed. Some of these obits are quite sad, some are very funny. I felt like I was reading a kaleidoscope of feelings and emotions. It was pretty amazing. This is not your everyday reading, but I would pick up this book, read a few then put it down again. You may start thinking about your own relationships and how they ended. You may think this is a great idea to get over one of the most painful things for a human. I am sure you will laugh along with some of these obits; others will get you thinking and maybe will make you a bit tearful. I can guarantee that you will be entertained.
THIS IS NOT AN ENDORSEMENT OF THIS BOOK. THIS IS AN OBJECTIVE UNBIASED REVIEW