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Gettin’ dicked around by your boo? There’s a book for that. Leave a Cheater, Gain a Life (Running Press) is a survival guide for “chumps,” the affectionate term Tracy Schorn—author and creator of advice site ChumpLady.com—uses for folks who’ve been dealt that ultra-shitty card: a partner who cheats. It’s a tough love how-to manual that reminds delusional reconciliation-seekers that, “Cheating is about as unintentional as a NATO airstrike.”

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But this book isn’t just a sternly worded (and hilarious) anti-infidelity manifesto; it’s also full of practical advice that will prevent chumps from suffering losses beyond their dignity. Ever heard of a post-nup? It’s a thing! Are children involved? That’s covered, too. Maybe most importantly, Schorn unpacks why cheaters cheat (spoiler: it’s not because they’re tortured or “just need time”), and teaches how to untangle your emotions from the whole mess so you can move on to bigger and much better things.

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By Remy Ramirez

This article originally appeared in the April/May 2016 print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today


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