The Art of Breaking Up
So, you just got dumped, huh? Or did you just dump someone? Doesn’t matter who ended it. Either way, you’re sleeping alone tonight. But don’t worry, HITRECORD’s global community of over 750,000 active artists is here to help with The Art of Breaking Up, a new book designed to get you through this trying time. They’ve channeled their universal misery into an insightful, funny, and smart compendium of musings, photography, drawings, puzzles, recipes, games, and more. Everyone knows there are two sides to every break-up, so this book features a double-sided, flippable structure. One side eases the tortured consciences of the HEARTBREAKERS. Flip the book, and the other side considers the plight of the BROKEN-HEARTED. Both sides are organized chronologically, with chapters corresponding to the emotional trajectory of a break-up: Early Warning Signs, Exit Strategy, The Break Up, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Every chapter features art, stories, comics, and other amusements, such as Denial Yoga, Who Gets What? (the boardgame), Break-Up Bingo, Heart Pinata, and Hex Your Ex (or make-your own Voodoo Doll instructions). With its universal, all-inclusive approach to the subject, The Art of Breaking Up is an acute observation of love and heartbreak in modern times.