I Hate Valentine's Day by Bennett Madison

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Whether single, dating, married, or divorced, the dreaded February 14 arrives each year to ambush our self-esteem. No other 24-hour period convinces otherwise happy folk that they're in fact social pariahs. But now comes protection from the ritual onslaught of Auden's 12 Songs, saccharine cards, and suffocating expectations. I HATE VALENTINE'S DAY is a bitingly funny guide to getting through the Big Day painlessly, including tips on people and places it's best to avoid ('Indulge your chain restaurant cravings because no one will (or should) be celebrating at Harvesters'), ways to take your mind off being single ('Dress up like an exiled member of the royal family who has hit the skids'), and last-resort measures ('Invent a long-distance relationship'). I HATE VALENTINE'S DAY charts a welcome path back to the innocent days of candy hearts.

About Bennett Madison

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Bennett Madison learned everything he knows about shoplifting from working at the Gap, where his facility with a price gun earned him the esteemed title of Markdown Specialist, and he learned everything he knows about blondes from attending Sarah Lawrence College, where his four years of lackluster study failed to earn him a diploma. He has spent time as a phone psychic, a receptionist, and a layabout, and his greatest unfulfilled ambition is either to go on "Survivor" or to write X-Men comic books. He lives in New York City. James Dignan has worked as a designer for fashion houses in Paris, Germany, and the UK. He is currently based in Australia.
Published December 28, 2004 by Simon Spotlight Entertainment. 128 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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After careful consideration, Madison, in his debut point-of-purchase book, has determined that Valentine's Day stinks: While the single folks are sitting alone in their studio apartments, weeping in

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