Split: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Divorce

Suzanne Finnamore

Split: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Divorce

He came home from work. She fixed him a martini. He said she looked beautiful. And then he asked for a divorce. Suddenly Suzanne Finnamore was alone, with no idea of what to do next. How would she tell their friends he'd left her behind? What would she tell her young son? She downed the mandarin-flavoured vodka, she faced the news of her ex-husband's infidelity and suffered Valentine's Day alone. And with a lot of grit and her whiskey-toting mother's help, she found the hope and humour to pull through. From her darkest moments to the eventual freedom of life on her own, Suzanne’s story will speak to anyone whose heart’s been stamped on - and needed the strength to start afresh. 4.0 out of 5 based on 2 reviews
Split: A Story of Love, Betrayal and Divorce

Omniscore:

Classification Non-fiction
Genre Biography, Family & Lifestyle
Format Paperback
Pages 272
RRP £6.99
Date of Publication January 2009
ISBN 978-0141032122
Publisher Penguin
 

He came home from work. She fixed him a martini. He said she looked beautiful. And then he asked for a divorce. Suddenly Suzanne Finnamore was alone, with no idea of what to do next. How would she tell their friends he'd left her behind? What would she tell her young son? She downed the mandarin-flavoured vodka, she faced the news of her ex-husband's infidelity and suffered Valentine's Day alone. And with a lot of grit and her whiskey-toting mother's help, she found the hope and humour to pull through. From her darkest moments to the eventual freedom of life on her own, Suzanne’s story will speak to anyone whose heart’s been stamped on - and needed the strength to start afresh.

Reviews

The Observer

Francesca Segal

A sequel detailing the consequences of this book's publication wouldn't go amiss - it is staggeringly, wincingly honest and all the better for it. Very few people are brave enough to write about wishing their ex-husband, still living, would drop down dead. Confessional journalism is old news now, but Finnamore is a fine daughter of the genre - funny, brutal and slightly self-pitying in a way that means you simply know it's true.

01/02/2009

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The Independent

Emma Hagestadt

...a heartfelt and at times recklessly honest account... Despite the occasional flight of West Coast whimsy, and an income that still allowed for regular manicures, Finnamore's struggles will chime with many. Key to her rehabilitation were a circle of close friends and her redoubtable mother, Bunny - a supplier of KFC take-outs, Jack Daniels and caustic insight: "I know one thing about men. They never die when you want them to."

13/02/2009

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