If you're home this week or at work but doing very little, I highly recommend you check out this video of Daniel Handler asking passersby in New York's Grand Central Station about their experiences with love, and more to the point, breaking up.
Why, you wonder? Because the hilarious Handler (a.k.a. Series of Unfortunate Events author Lemony Snicket), along with the enormously talented illustrator Maira Kalman, have a new book out as of yesterday titled Why We Broke Up. The plot is--you guessed it--about a relationship that ends. But this isn't your average break-up story. Ed and Min's courtship is told (and literally drawn) through the items (a comb, books, etc.) that Min picked up while she and Ed were together--making Why We Broke Up a uniquely-crafted, bittersweet love story.
Okay, enough sad stuff for now. In the spirit of the holiday season have a chuckle, albeit often at someone else's expense.
P.S. If you need more YA ways to fill up your time check out Kalman & Handler's Why We Broke Up-inspired blog, which chronicles real life break-up stories that have been anonymously submitted. A word to the wise, though. You may want to have a tissue at the ready.