Generation Ex by Karen Karbo
Tales from the Second Wives Club

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A smart and hilarious look at husbands, wives, and exes, from the critically acclaimed novelist, and pundit of domesticity.
Karen Karbo turns her signature wit and wisdom to the state of marriage, divorce, and remarriage in this wildly funny and often painfully accurate portrayal of a life rife with "exes": your ex, your husband or wife's ex, the ex of the ex, and of course, their children. Generation Ex is written from the point of view of five women who gather periodically to share stories, blow off steam, and have a few laughs about the impossible-and stubbornly persistent-phenomenon that is the ex-relationship. These are the stories of women who have survived dating, a first marriage, and subsequent divorce. They now have everything they've ever wanted, but wind up with much more than they bargained for. They're a bit older, wiser, more secure-and still manage to find themselves in the middle of rather messy situations.
A welcome relief from the how-tos and woebegone accounts of divorce, Generation Ex offers comic relief and wisdom to what has become a fairly common, though still maddening, state of affairs.

About Karen Karbo

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Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, two works of nonfiction, and a memoir, all of which were named "New York Times" Notable Books. "The Stuff of Life "was a "People "Critic's Choice, a selection of the Satellite Sisters Radio Book Club, and winner of the Oregon Book Award for Creative Nonfiction. A past winner of the General Electric Young Writer Award, Karen is in addition the recipient of an NEA grant. Her essays, reviews, and articles have appeared in the" New York Times,"" Redbook,"" Elle," "Vogue," "Esquire," the "New Republic," and "Self," She lives in Portland, Oregon.
Published April 1, 2001 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC. 256 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Parenting & Relationships, Self Help, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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A collection of witty anecdotes in which a 30-something woman combines her divorced friends’ stories with her own experiences of marital breakdown to explore the chaotic divorce culture of the late-20th century.

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Engagingly relating such incidents as the time her partner's ex-wife methodically cut up several pairs of Karbo's underwear with cuticle scissors, along with excerpts from a book of poetry by her best friend's ex-husband called My Ex-Wife Looks Like Ginger Rogers, Karbo makes ample use of her nar...

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