If you haven't heard of the sinister phenomenon known as the 'Turkey Drop,' I am here to inform you. Jezebel (courtesy of NPR) tells us that the 'Turkey Drop' is a break-up which occurs after Thanksgiving and before Christmas, most commonly seen among college freshmen. The 'Turkey Drop' is a break-up which is catalyzed partially, or mostly, by the stress of the holidays. It's only a rock-solid relationship that can withstand the barrage of drunken relatives, embarrassing family anecdotes, holiday weight-gain, and table-side political arguments. If you, or a loved one, is the victim of a Turkey Drop, here are two books that might soften the blow in ways sweet potato pie cannot:
If you like your romantic debacles in poetry form, do yourself a favor and check out my co-worker Lauren's blog, Bad Date Lemonade. When Lauren isn't writing missives on course adoptions and processing desk copy requests, she posts haikus, sonnets, and free verse inspired by traumatic dating experiences. As a bonus, if you can spot which poem is mine (names have been changed) I'll give you your choice of the two books I just mentioned.
Now go cry into your pie.