Item description for The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir by Annette Fix...
In her hilarious and heartbreaking memoir, The Break-Up-Diet, Annette Fix shares her story about how she always believed in happily-ever-after and was busy working her Five-Year Plan: marry her golf-pro boyfriend, homeschool her preteen son, become a famous writer, and retire to Fiji. When her live-in boyfriend calls it quits, Annette finds herself on The Break-Up Diet, consuming vast amounts of chocolate and exercising poor judgment by diving blindly into the shallow end of the dating pool. Working as an exotic dancer to bankroll her aspiring writing career and support her son alone, Annette uses her blue-collar instinct to survive in the plastic jungle of The OC. Annette's adventures take her on a wild ride as she attempts to find the perfect balance between her dreams and her day-to-day life as Supermom. The Break-Up Diet a book for hopeless romantics, seekers of princes, believers in happily-ever-after, queens of their own castle, and readers who love books that make them laugh and cry and nod their heads, saying--'I've been there.'
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6" Height: 9.25" Weight: 1.05 lbs.
Release Date Feb 14, 2008
Publisher Orange Curtain Publishing
ISBN 1934518395 ISBN13 9781934518397
Reviews - What do customers think about The Break-Up Diet: A Memoir?
Is there such a thing as a love thriller? May 22, 2008
I laughed, I cried, I even bit my nails a bit. Is there such a thing as a love thriller? If so, this is it. Ya it's about love. But it is interesting enough to keep you on the edge of your seat, bed, bike, porch, floor, car, whatever. I took it with me everywhere until the end. Annette's story dispels the world's lies that say we can't find a good man and we don't deserve love. Prepare to crack up then cry then crack up again because Annette can do anything other writers can do but she does it while wearing stilettos.
An uplifting tale of someone in a predicament not so different from their own. May 7, 2008
Not everything always goes as you plan, as Annette Fix will explain in "The Break Up Diet", a memoir after her life when her pro-golfer boyfriend dumped her. Describing the title concept as the diet one goes on to make one more appealing to the shallow end of the dating pool, "The Break Up Diet" is Annette's story of her working as an exotic dancer to bankroll her writing career and to support her preteen son, a story many single mothers will surely relate to as she balances her dreams and the hassles of being a mother. "The Break-Up Diet" is highly recommended for memoir shelves and for any women in need of an uplifting tale of someone in a predicament not so different from their own.
Not sure Apr 21, 2008
I was really looking forward to reading this book.
The good stuff: It reads as a fast paced, fun and cute chick lit book. I like the entry journal concept and most of the entries were just long enough to keep me interested. I also liked the portrayal of the son and the fact that Ms. Fix was obviously trying to be witty in her journal.
The bad stuff: I just could not relate to her at all. At times, she sounded like a little kid who was not getting what she wanted and was going to go and lock herself up in her room. It was hard for me to feel sorry for her - she lives in a nice apt that the guy who just dumped her is STILL willing to pay his share of - there do not appear to have been any harsh words or even one little mean word between the two of them - she worries about her Botox??????? She seems to have quite a few good girlfriends who are ALWAYS there for her (which by the way, she conveniently dumps when they no longer tell her how wonderful she is). Her son gets in trouble - no problem - SHE will homeschool - she works as a stripper - no problem - her son AND all the men in her life are totally okay with this.
Yeah, some of this just was not believable. At one point, Ms. Fix wonders if perhaps finding her boyfriends in her current dating pool (the clients at her bar!!!!!) is a good idea - duh!!!!!!
I gotta say - there is more wrong with this book than there is right.
THE BREAK-UP DIET: a sure, heartbreaking way to lose weight. Mar 26, 2008
After spending two blissful years with her live-in boyfriend and her pre-teen son, Annette Fix was very content with her life. That was until Kevin unexpectedly broke up with her without any plausible explanation. From that horrible instant Annette's emotions went on a downward spiral with no safety net in sight to apprehend her fall. And, just like that Annette found herself on THE BREAK-UP DIET - an unwanted diet overflowing with painful despair, countless tearful moments, daily struggles to function normally, hatred, bitterness, unhealthy eating habits and most of all guaranteed weight loss. Will Annette be able to find the courage and strength to overcome the negative and depressing effects of THE BREAK-UP DIET?
Wow! That's the only word I can use to describe Annette Fix's memoir in THE BREAK-UP DIET. This is one book that will definitely hit close to home and I am sure that once you dive into this book, you will not want to put it down until the very end. On more than one occasion I found myself wishing that I could give Annette a hug and tell her that everything was going to be okay. Annette tried to use every trick she could think of win Kevin back; yet, no matter how hard she tried he would not renew their relationship and because of this Annette wanted to give up on life; but, she knew that she needed to be there for her son. So, she tried to move on in life without Kevin by reentering the dating pool hoping to find her new prince charming. By the end of THE BREAK-UP DIET I had gone through a multitude of emotions that ran from laughter, teary-eyed, agreement and joyfulness. This truly was a heartfelt story that I enjoyed immensely.
This forced journal-style memoir was a fluffy and forgettable book. There seemed to be a lot of missing details and the information that was provided seemed choppy. There were some charming passages and I enjoyed the recipes included for "devastation omlette" and "guilt stew", etc. (Not real food recipes but included as the story progressed.) However, there was a lack of substance in Annette's story. As I was reading, I had a lot of questions about how she became a stripper and why she chose that career choice to support herself and her son? Annette didn't explain how she got into the business, except to state that it paid the bills. The history of her son's father and why she didn't finish her bachelor degree would have been interesting details to include as well. Overall, I was disappointed with Annette's writing style and unsatisfying debut.