7. 'It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst Breakups in History' By Jennifer Wright
If you ever needed to justify the bad things you've done after a breakup, just pick up It Ended Badly. From Ancient Rome to the gossipy days of Hollywood in the 1950s, Wright's book covers the 13 worst — and very real — breakups throughout history and the very, very bad behavior that followed. So the next time you feel bad for drunk texting your ex, you can take solace in the fact that you didn't send a bloody lock of your pubic hair to them, as Caroline Lamb did to Lord Byron.