Anonymous break up stories from men and women, old and young, serious and silly and the cartoons that inspired them. Author and artist Hilary Campbell turns the painful into the hilarious, validating emotions from forgotten middle school tragedies to relationships that ended only hours ago.
Hilary Fitzgerald Campbell is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and cartoonist. Her films have won top prizes at Slamdance, SF IndieFest, and more. She was the co-illustrator of Jessica Bennett’s critically acclaimed Feminist Fight Club.Breaking Up Is Hard To Do, But You Could’ve Done Better is her first book of cartoons.
This book is full of short true break up stories and simple corresponding cartoons. At first glance, I didn’t think much of it, but after reading for a few minutes, I couldn’t stop. I was almost late for work because I kept wanting to read just one more. Many are ridiculous and most are funny. I continued to feel relieved that I did not have these experiences. It was definitely worth my time and gave me a few laughs which made my day better.