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May 11, 1990 - Image 113

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1990-05-11

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ENERATION

SINGLE LIFE

Ladies Turn

So believes
Larry Wolfe
Horwitz, a
Windsor
bachelor
whose first
book lets
women enjoy a
little vicarious
revenge-taking.

RICHARD PEARL

Staff Writer

W

hen Larry Wolfe
Horwitz began his
book, it was going
to be strictly for the ladies.
It was to be a victory tome
for the gals in the Battle of
the Sexes — a "don't get
mad, get revenge" sort of
book that answered the
question, "If you could have
total power over someone
you loved who'd 'done you
wrong,' what would you do?"
George Bush be warned: a
kindler, gentler book, it
wouldn't be.
Not that Horwitz hated his
own sex. But, as a young

graduate student, he had felt
the helplessness, anger and
humiliation of the divorcee
he was dating whose ex-
spouse wasn't paying the
alimony and child-support.
"She had given up school to
get married and have his
child, and she was bitter,"
he recalls.
And then there was the re-
lationship toward the end of
his 21/2 years of work on the
book. He was dating a
woman whose father, a col-
lege professor, was constant-
ly being cursed and chided
by his wife — and the prof
only bowed and scraped,
says Horwitz. What was
worse, he adds, the daughter
defended the mother.

Horwitz has promoted his
book across from Donald Trump's
Plaza Hotel.

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Happily for Horwitz, the
relationship with the
daughter died and Over 101
Uses For A Dead Husband —
An Owner's Manual
(Hallmark Press, Inc.) was
born.
It turned out as he intend-
ed — a victory shot for wo-
men. But the Windsor
bachelor now believes
there's a message in it he
didn't notice before.
The cartoon book features
a closed-eyed, smiling fellow
— in reality, a happy-
looking corpse — in a
number of off-beat, often
ribald, situations. Published
late last year, the book is al-
ready into its third
10,000-copy printing.

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BY LARRY WOLFE HORWITZ

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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