This week’s Waiting on Wednesday, I chose a book that I also heard about while at the Harper Collins Canada office last month. Sounds really interesting, with illustrations on the items that led to a break up.. seems like such an interesting premise and story-telling method.
Why We Broke Up
by Daniel Handler & Maira Kalman
I’m telling you why we broke up, Ed. I’m writing it in this letter, the whole truth of why it happened.
Min Green and Ed Slaterton are breaking up, so Min is writing Ed a letter and giving him a box. Inside the box is why they broke up. Two bottle caps, a movie ticket, a folded note, a box of matches, a protractor, books, a toy truck, a pair of ugly earrings, a comb from a motel room, and every other item collected over the course of a giddy, intimate, heartbreaking relationship. Item after item is illustrated and accounted for, and then the box, like a girlfriend, will be dumped.
Why We Broke Up is available December 27, 2011 (soon!)