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The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge : Serving It Up Nice and Cold to That Lying, Cheating Bastard
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The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge : Serving It Up Nice and Cold to That Lying, Cheating Bastard

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The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge
Author(s): Eva Nagorski

For those who have experienced heartbreak and are dreaming about the sheer satisfaction of sticking it to the person who stuck it to them, this fully loaded, juiced-up book on how people devise, execute, and relish passionate revenge is a must-have. Find answers to important questions like:

- What type of revenge would best suit your personality?
- Does karma really burn?
- The dishes are done. When is it time to move on?

Whether you're feeling juvenile or sinister, this laugh-out-loud joy of a book shows how to get in touch with your inner Revenger.


“Cautioning readers against getting arrested, Nagorski proceeds with 'your recipe book' of revenge, a tongue-in-cheek guide to achieving vigilante justice for relationships gone bad. A writer, director and producer in New York, Nagorski handles all the angles, taking a historical-cultural look at methods for dealing with marital transgressions; the ancient Egyptians, for example, whipped a man "a thousand times with rods" for cheating, and sliced off a woman's nose. Modern-day retribution pales in comparison, evidenced in tales of recent celebrity breakups, chapters devoted to payback songs (e.g. Hilary Duff's 'Dignity,' Kelly Clarkson's 'Never Again') and movies (e.g. Fatal Attraction, A Perfect Murder). Jilted women may find her barbed thesis on heartbreak--thinking about revenge can be as satisfying as exacting it--cathartic and a bit comforting, but might want to stay away if the wound is too fresh.” —Publishers Weekly

“Ready your blowtorch, ladies. But before you fire it up, you better consult the new manual: The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge by Eva Nagorski. It's a how-to for anyone who's ever been down in the jowls after a little heartbreak, and, instead of forgiveness, wants cold, hard revenge. And luckily, since the 'Internet has put a new spin on vengeance,' there now are more creative ways of seeking revenge than ever before (nude pictures, anyone?). Nagorski, a former TV writer who has surely experienced one or two bad breakups of her own, has even included a history of adultery and a wide array of expert opinion.” —The Daily Beast

“The book, which is aimed at women even though Nagorski acknowledges men suffer the results of infidelity too, vacillates between outlandish stories and commentary by academics on the merits and dangers of getting revenge. Imagine a mélange of self-help (the 'Revenger Quiz' gauges your level and style of vindictiveness), satire (a recipe for 'the cold dish of revenge' includes "one hot thong he'll never see you in"), history and psychology, written in the tone of a chick-lit novel.” —Macleans

“Eva Nagorski's book is witty and an easy read. I laughed out loud through many parts of the book and you will too. This book is full of hilarious tips on revenge.” —Stephany Alexander, author of "Sex, Lies & the Internet" and Founder/CEO of WomanSavers.com

“Eva Nagorski's The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge is the non-fiction love child of The First Wive's Club and The Godfather–a fast, funny, anecdote-filled treatise on executing and enjoying revenge.” —Lynn Schnurnberger, co-author The Botox Diaries and Mine Are Spectacular!

“Whether you're fantasizing or downright serious about getting back at the scum-bucket in your life, Eva Nagorski's The Down and Dirty Dish on Revenge offers all the inspiration you'll need to orchestrate the most devious and satisfying of paybacks.” —Karen Quinn, author of The Ivy Chronicles and Holly Would Dream

“A savage and intoxicating brew of a book about revenge. Somehow it lifts the spirits.” —Bruce Jay Friedman, author of Three Balconies: Stories and a Novella, About Harry Towns and Sexual Pensees

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned -- unless it's a man who's been dumped for someone younger, richer and better-looking. Eva Nagorski explains why even the most gentle of lovers suddenly turn into members of La Cosa Nostra the moment they're given the elbow.” —Toby Young, author of How to Lose Friends and Alienate People

ISBN:  9780312379575