Non-Valentine’s Gifts

Know someone instead who’s nursing a broken heart instead of celebrating love on February 14th?

Try these:


  • Another book by the brilliant Leanne Shapton. This one acerbically describes ex-girlfriends of lovers past and present. Sample:

Bobby’s ex-girlfriend Nina was a gifted but troubled singer. She would constantly cancel shows due to crippling stage fright. Her career suffered, but her rare records are critically acclaimed and in high demand among musicians.

She wrote a lot of songs about her and Bobby.