Forget the Drama, Avoid the Trauma: Your How-To (and How-not-to) Guide to Divorce

Robin C Descamp (Author)


In this "Divorce-How-To/How-Not-To," the reader discovers that as much as they may feel alone, they are experiencing the same indignities as many others. The author's own metamorphosis from a panicked "ex," to a person who successfully reinvented herself, provides an uplifting and damn funny flip side to a book also packed with critical advice on how to navigate the legal waters of divorce.

Product Details

$14.95  $13.75
Central Park South Publishing
Publish Date
January 06, 2020
5.51 X 0.41 X 8.5 inches | 0.5 pounds
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About the Author

Robin DesCamp graduated from the University of Oregon with a BA in Political Science and earned her law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. As a family law attorney, she has researched and written extensively on the topic of divorce law. Her advice column, which tackles a myriad of migraine-inducing problems in the current system, formed the basis for this book.


"Robin DesCamp writes about your life, our lives, with the insight of a close friend. Avoid the Drama is a journey with a seasoned storyteller; through the gut wrenching pain of loss, the author manages to find humor, wisdom, and even inspiration. t's a lot to ask for a book about divorce, but DesCamp delivers." -- Chip Franklin, 2004 winner of the National Edward R Murrow award for writing, KGO radio talk host, San Francisco, Author of Conflict; The Power of Story

"Robin DesCamp wants you to achieve what seems impossible: Keeping your head and staying civil while going through the emotional meatgrinder of a divorce. But with her lucid writing style and insider experience, she makes a convincing case that you'll come out much better if you follow her advice." -- Tony Ortega, former editor in chief of the Village Voice, author of 'The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: How the Church of Scientology tried to destroy Paulette Cooper'

"In a world of the very bland, Robin DesCamp has voice, passion and humor. Enjoy the ride." -- Tom Hallman Jr., 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing

"Imagine, a divorce lawyer who wants to do the right thing!! I can't recommend this terrific and insightful writer highly enough." -- Jack Ohman, 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning

"People hire divorce lawyers to separate from their spouses and end up separated from their sanity. DesCamp, however, offers a practical and humane approach to representing her clients. Here she shares advice to divorcing couples, laced with an inimitable wit, making this book an enjoyable read even for the happily married." --Dean N. Alterman, Attorney