Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (Take Two): Instructions for a Broken Heart by Kim Culbertson

It’s late in the evening now. I just found out that Kim Culbertson, a very sweet author, whose book – Songs for a Teenage Nomad – I gave 5 cupids and loved loved loved…has a new book coming out in May 2011 from Sourcebooks Fire! It’s called Instructions for a Broken Heart. I love Kim’s writing so much. It’s one of my favorites and I’m so eager to read another book of hers.

From Goodreads: Three days before her drama club's trip to Italy, Jessa Gardner discovers her boyfriend in the costume barn with another girl. Jessa is left with a care package from her best friend titled "Top Twenty Reasons He's a Slimy Jerk Bastard," instructing her to do one un-Jessa-like thing each day of the trip. At turns hilarious and heartwrenching, Instructions for a Broken Heart paints a magical Italy in which Jessa learns she must figure out life-and romance-for herself.

From Kim’s Website: Top Twenty Reasons He’s A Slimy Jerk Bastard

To help you get over your trainwreck of an EX, I’ve enclosed 20 envelopes. Each one has a reason why Sean is a jerk and not worth the dirt on your shoes. And each one has an instruction for you to do one un-Jessa-like thing a day.  NO CHEATING!
Ciao! -- C

When Jessa catches her boyfriend, Sean, making out with Natalie "The Boob Job" Stone three days before her drama club’s departure to Italy, she completely freaks.

Stuck with a front-row view of Sean and Natalie making out against the backdrop of a country that oozes romance, Jessa promises to follow all of the outrageous instructions in her best friend's care package and open her heart to new experiences.

Enter cute Italian boy stage left.

Jessa had prepared to play the role of humiliated ex-girlfriend, but with Carissa directing her life from afar, it’s finally time to take a shot at being a star.

Sounds good, yes? 


  1. It DOES sound good! A story set in Italy? Well, I really must wait for this one to be released.

  2. This sounds great! I'll be waiting for it along with you now. :-)