It Ended Badly

It Ended Badly

Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History

Book - 2015
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"In It Ended Badly, New York Observer columnist Jennifer Wright guides you through thirteen of the worst breakups of notable figures in history" from Emperor Nero to Oskar Kokoschka and Norman Mailer. "--
"A history of heartbreak-replete with beheadings, uprisings, creepy sex dolls, and celebrity gossip-and its disastrously bad consequences throughout time,"
From ancient Rome to medieval England to 1950s Hollywood, Wright guides you through the worst of the worst in historically bad breakups. She educates, entertains-- and really puts your own bad breakup conduct into perspective. For anyone who's ever loved and lost and maybe sent one too many ill-considered late-night emails to their ex, just remember-- no matter how badly you've behaved, no one is as bad as Henry VIII.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781627792868
Branch Call Number: 306.7 WRIGHT
Characteristics: xii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm


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Chapel_Hill_AmandaG Jun 30, 2016

This a collection of 13 breakup stories that are guaranteed to make anyone feel better about their romantic history. I enjoyed the lighthearted tone and the heavy sprinkling of pop culture references. Overall this was a super easy, fun read and you come away with a little bit of extra history knowledge!

CMLibrary_sdeason Jan 27, 2016

Wonderful telling of history! For a regular fiction reader, this is a fantastic non-fiction book.

Dec 21, 2015

One of the best books I have read about terrible break ups. You won't feel so bad about the poor choices in dating when you read this.


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