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His PhD is in Hypocrisy: And Other Poems about My Crappy Ex-Boyfriend - Tayo Oredein

I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.


This was a very cool collection of poems. I really liked the concept of chronological poems summarizing the relationship from first date to finding meaning in the breakup. I also enjoyed the variations of the poems; while many covered the same issues or events, they varied in tone, audience, rhyme scheme, and structure. And many poems included very clever puns and played on words, which I thoroughly enjoy.

The only thing I disliked was the slut-shaming tone that appeared in some of the poems, which were obviously done during times of anger but still shifted the blame onto the wrong person.

My favorite part was Oredein finding power and strength to move on and her chronicling the journey.