The Cheater's Guide to Love

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The Cheater's Guide to Love

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  • Title: The Cheater's Guide to Love
  • Author: Junot Díaz
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  • Page: 431
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    1. karen on said:

      WELCOME TO DECEMBER PROJECT!last year, i carved out my own short story advent calendar as my project for december, and it was so much fun i decided to do it again this year! so, each day during the month of december, i will be reading a short story and doing the barest minimum of a review because ain't no one got time for that and i'm already so far behind in all the things. however, i will be posting story links in case anyone wants to read the stories themselves and show off how maybe someone [...]

    2. Thomas on said:

      I have never been a fan of insensitive men. I recognize my personal bias: I have always been the super sensitive one, the one who cherishes conversations about feelings and the notion of putting other people first. Though I know my personality comes with setbacks, I find it even harder to stomach characters like Yunior, the protagonist of "The Cheater's Guide to Love," who cheats on his fiance with 50 other women and perpetuates a cycle of insensitive behavior.Junot Diaz writes him well though. [...]

    3. Julissa on said:

      100% latinoI loved it!I think it was perfection from beginning to end.Me encantó all the Spanglish.It was raw, funny and serious all at the same time.And this is not a cheesy story It's not the happy ending type It's a real story, with a hopeful ending, and that was even better.

    4. Beti on said:

      Dammmmmmmmn. I pick up This is How You Lose Her on and off again because I'm no good with short story collections and I'm guessing that this is the genesis of that book or that this is one of the book's core messages boiled down into one impactful, heartbreaking story. While The Brief & Wondrous Life and TIHYLH has gorgeous, clever prose ("Knocked the architecture right out of his legs" - I mean, COME ON) this feels more plain spoken. It also lacks the arrogance and energy that Diaz's Yunior [...]

    5. Natasha Primaditta on said:

      This story were pretty heart rendering actually. A guy cheated on his girlfriend then stumble upon the fallout and labeled as problematic man for he cheated with 50 other girls. But the story gets better as he tried to set his life again when he realised that he actually lost something precious. His path to somewhat atonement was full of trials, in a way the thing he found along the way then slipped along the way too. I think this is a good story about finding yourself again after the storm.

    6. Samira Gharaee on said:

      I like the erratic pace and the rhythm of this story. And also the cruelty of narration toward its characters is eye-catching. Never giving a moment of rest to the them and their misery. This story has no therapeutic characteristic, it's just a stream of shit happening and no one is safe, except for the ending which is a start. And I like how it ends. But I wonder why this story is written? What sort of pain or itch has directed the writer towards this story? This, I don't get.

    7. Nadine Jones on said:

      I was idling away a few minutes one night when the link to this story in the New Yorker came up in my newsfeed. I clicked on it. I read a few sentences. I read more. And more and more. I had been avoiding Diaz for a few years now because I didn't think I wanted to read about a serial cheater. But. Cheating does NOT end well in this story! So cathartic!! This was SO MUCH better than I expected. I think I finally understand all the buzz around Junot Diaz.

    8. Judy on said:

      One of the best short stories I have read since foreverybe since "Nine Stories by J.D. Salinger. Is it raw, salacious, and liberally sprinkled with Spanish? Yes, and although some have criticized it for these things, they are part of what makes it great. It takes you on a journey through a troubled but ultimately lovable man's broken heart, and you will never forget it.

    9. Amanda on said:

      Junot Diaz knows how to create a compelling character. He's likable despite his flaws and despite the fact that, even in the end, he dislikes himself for what he's done. The story feels very human - as if this were your friend talking to you, rather than a story you were reading.

    10. Jenni on said:

      I love Junot Diaz's prose. I always think his character Yunior is kind of a dick, but I like him anyway. "The half life of love is forever," was an amazing line/climax.

    11. Laia. on said:

      Bonus points por ser el primer texto literario en el que leo la palabra "toto".

    12. The Literacy Advocate on said:

      Heartbreakingly good, this short story employs the little-used second person point of view, making the reader feel each blow as if the feelings were his own. This story is part of the larger Diaz anthology, This Is How You Lose Her.

    13. Nidhi Srivastava on said:

      I am charmed by this author's writing style. I can't remember the last time I read such effective 2nd person voice. And it's lyrical without being distracting. Fun to read it on the kindle. Looking forward to reading his books. I'm sure I'll hate them.

    14. Yan on said:

      i keep reading this entire piece over and over again. i can't stop. it's absolutely haunting, and it also terrifies me. it makes me wonder how people could be so cruel as to use their loved ones as gripholds as they fumble their self-absorbed ways to self-actualization.

    15. Sayantan Ghosh on said:

      Eat, cheat, love: A man's guide to cheating, getting caught, separating, repenting, trying to win back the lost love, and fucking everything up in between.

    16. Vani on said:

      I've read this story before from Junot Diaz's short story collection, This Is How You Lose Her but didn't realise it was the same story until I got to the part where Yunior and Elvis travel to D.R. to meet Baby Mama.

    17. Louise on said:

      Strange story - I seriously doubt the premise, that the main character has any real love for his girlfriend, when he was able to act the way he did Guess it was just hard for his ego to get dumped?

    18. Racquel on said:

      I can never not like any of Junot Diaz's work. Even the shorter stories are full of life.

    19. Min Piyamin on said:

      I have never met such an effective didactic story like this one. It warns me not to cheat on my girlfriend haha, and it actually stamps its existence in my heart.

    20. Shreya Singh on said:

      It's absolutely miserable and I think that's the beauty of it. Junot Diaz embraces loneliness, heartbreak, and regret in a way that is simultaneously obsessive, unhealthy and incredibly human. The only resolutions are in the halfhearted acceptance of the linearity of time and the dedication to truth as opposed to willing deception.

    21. Thomas Marino on said:

      I selected “The Cheater’s Guide to Love (Diaz, 2012)” because after reading the first couple of lines, I was completely transported into the world of Diaz. His prose was racy, sexy, rugged, and for lack of another word – juicy. I found myself believing him and understanding his logic. I couldn’t pry myself from the story. Personally, I could somewhat identify with the horrid feelings associated with the aftermath of a breakup. I could almost feel for him, despite his cheating, and as h [...]

    22. Eva Nieves on said:

      I read this short story for purposes of my English class but let me tell you it's so fantastic!! I feel like a book hangover right now with a book that was made to read for my class. And is so beautiful it always made me cry. The story begins with a guy losing her fiancé because he slept with a few (more like a lot) women in his life so she dumps him and then he starts to feel what he has lost but like a strong Latina, she doesn't want to see him again and his life evolves on how to forget her [...]

    23. Marco on said:

      What an incredible, moving, at times gut wrenching story, and what a great flawed character. This is the story of a Dominican-American, a professor, that lose his great love when found cheating. This is the story of the ordeal he has to go through, to try to come to term with the loss, year after year.And for those of you that do not speak Spanish, you may want to use this cheat sheet to understand the Dominican Spanish words used in the story: Cheater's Dominican Cheat Sheet for Junot Diaz's th [...]

    24. Raila on said:

      This was an easy-to-read book, which appealed to me with its warm humor and strong sense of humanity. At the same time I hated the main character and felt sorry for him; despite all trying his life did't turn out to be as he wanted it to be. The most I enjoyed the deep, multi-layered and genuine description of the multi-cultural life and the sharp depiction of the life of a second-generation immigrant in the US. In the reviews, the rich language has often been mentioned, but unfortunately I read [...]

    25. Anays on said:

      Wow. Definitely some scathing Latino (especially Dominican) truths here. A short story, yes - but definitely a long history of where the points of this story come from. I wish reputations like that of Yunior weren't so but Junot Diaz kept it real. I was conflicted with feelings of offense *AND* my "mhmm, yeah that's right. de verdad!" attitude. Can't knock it when you know it, right? Anyway, I enjoyed the spanglish thrown into the writing, but I can understand how it can seem less than entertain [...]

    26. Margot on said:

      I chose to read this because I had a recent breakup with a liar and cheater who reminded me a lot of this main character- in the beginning of the story. My own personal biases are what made this story difficult to keep reading, in addition to the main characters victim mentality. When I put it down and came back to it, it's worth the read. In addition to touching on racism, classism, and being a good friend, he story offers some good insight for the healing process of breakups too.

    27. Marcella Joyner on said:

      This was one of my favorite pieces out of "This is How You Lose Her". Although I can relate more to the fiancée who was being cheated on, it was interesting to get a male perspective on the situation. Although it only makes me feel slightly empathetic, it is a nice reminder of how everyone is human and no one is perfect.

    28. Ibtihal Mahmood on said:

      What I found most interesting about this story is the fact that it was written in the second point of view - a writing style that I have not seen very often and was quite impressed by it. The story, however, sounded a lot like a few episodes from a CW soap opera. "The half-life of love is forever." That was a good line.

    29. Kim on said:

      "You ask everybody you know, How long does it usually take to get over it?There are many formulas. One year for every year you dated. Two years for every year you dated. It’s just a matter of will power: the day you decide it’s over, it’s over. You never get over it."

    30. Stephanie on said:

      I've just read a couple of the stories, which I found online. It's not my usual tone (brusque, arresting) or POV (male, aggressive) but I really enjoyed them abd will seek out his other books.

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