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 written by Daniel Handler (aka Lemony Snicket) and, admittedly, I wasn't a fan of the Unfortunate Events series or his writing style style, but I still want to read this book anyway because I really like the premise. It's one of those illustrated books as well (by Maira Kalman), which I really like.
Anyway, in honor of the upcoming release of this novel, LBYR has put together the Why We Broke Up Project in which they are inviting everyone to share their breakup story.
Click on the banner above (or HERE) to check out the tumblr site. There you can share your own breakup story in the hopes that "our collective heartbreak will reach critical mass, and never bother us again" as well as read other people's breakup stories.
Some of the stories are sad while others are reflective. Some are one one liners that say so much. You can also read the breakup stories of authors Neil Gaiman, David Levithan, Sara Shepard and others.