Greg Behrendt gave some straight from the shoulder advice with his first book, He's Just Not That Into You
. Now he's back with some advice for those who've been dumped, hard. His new book is It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken: The Smart Girl's Breakup Buddy
(Broadway). He wrote the book with his wife. USA Today profiles
"Turning a breakup into a break-over" is how Behrendt describes his newest self-help book. "We want women to know that as bad as it can be, it can also be an opportunity to reinvent yourself."
Behrendt tells women to transform themselves into what he calls a "hot happening super fox."
"It's your version of whatever that is. We use those words because they are kind of empowering. Try to get back into your life and get back on track with dreams you have. There's nothing more attractive than a person who likes herself."
Behrendt is, himself, obviously on a roll. He's scheduled to plug his new book on the Today show and Late Night with Conan O'Brien this week, and he and Tuccillo are collaborating on the movie script for He's Just Not That Into You.
How do you make a movie out of a self-help book? "You'll just have to wait and see," he says.
We're reading it right now; Behrendt takes a friendly, confessional tone in the book. It's supportive and full of common sense. Well, except for the "hot happening super fox" thing. But we're pretty sure he's kidding with that one.