Tuesday, November 30, 2004


CNN.COM: Book about broken relationships a huge hit

So you've been dating this guy, and it seemed to be going so well. Long dinners. Cuddly walks in the park. Flirty text messages. And then, suddenly, he just stopped calling.

Your mind races for an explanation. Is he lying in a hospital bed? With amnesia? Did his house burn down with his address book inside it? Or maybe he's wounded from a previous relationship and just needs a little time?

Oh, for heaven's sake, say the authors of a hugely popular new book. Enough with the excuses! Face the truth, girlfriend, and the truth will set you free:

He's just not that into you.

With that simple message, emblazoned on the cover of a slim, pink volume, Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo have shot up best-seller lists. Launched in September with a printing of 30,000, "He's Just Not That Into You" is now in its 14th printing, at 1.2 million copies and counting. It's been featured (twice) on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," with Winfrey shouting over and over to dating-challenged women in the audience: "He's Just Not That Into You!!"

So what, you might ask, is so revolutionary about advice that's so common sense it could be coming from your mother?

"It's just a wake-up call," says Tuccillo, a former writer for "Sex and the City" who also happens to be single and dating in New York. "It's just a clear-as-a-bell, funny, simple wake-up call."

CNN.com - Why 'He's Just Not That Into You' - Nov 29, 2004


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