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LET'S LET GO: Some women get replaced and grieve at Neiman Marcus; others--inhabitants of Manhattan's literary demimonde--write books intended to embarrass their exes for eternity. In her memoir Breakup, Catherine Texier laments getting dumped in tortured detail. (Does his new lover know about his toenail fungus? she wonders.) Anita Liberty's How to Heal the Hurt by Hating sticks to skewering her former beau, and, happily, all the comedy is intentional.

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