Dispensing priceless advice such as 'Never date someone in a band', 'Once a cheater, always a cheater', and 'When someone says they want you just for sex - chances are they want you just for sex', this hilarious parody of cliched, saccharine relationship books offers an inspiringly jaundiced view of love. Beautifully illustrated with images that appropriate scenes from a lifetime of failed relationships to produce intelligent, droll comments on the nature of love, this self-help book for the love-weary is ultimately informative, even if it is in unexpected ways.
Ted Meyer is the author of The Butt Hello and Shrink Yourself. He is a painter whose work has been shown in galleries around the world. He lives in Los Angeles.