Losing a best friend can be worse than losing a lover. The person you spend so much time with, share so many secrets with, is suddenly gone overnight. Jessica Smock and Stephanie Sprenger compile and edit a series of true tales that span from losing friends in grade school to losing your best friend as an adult, well past the days of boys and boogers.
This book hurts, especially if you’ve lost a friend recently. The women in this book are bloggers, mothers, wives, single women. Their stories are real experiences and as such are dripping with the emotions of women losing some of their most precious relationships. My Other Ex, however, often acts as a method of catharsis for feelings that we as women have buried deep in order to keep a strong face.
My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends should be required reading for young women in their twenties and thirties. It covers the cruelty of our sex and the kindness. The book explores the natural cycles of friendships and relationships in general and refuses to pull punches even when the story is hard.
My Other Ex: Women’s True Stories of Losing and Leaving Friends is available September 15, 2014 from The HerStories Project Press.