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My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me by Hilary Winston
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Mar 24, 11

bookshelves: memoir, first-reads-winners, nonfiction
Recommended to Kate by: Goodreads First Reads
Recommended for: Anyone who's ever had their heart broken
Read from March 18 to 23, 2011

This is a review of the Advanced Reading Copy that Sterling Publishing Company was kind enough to send to me because I won it here on Goodreads First Reads.

With a bit of editing this book will be a seriously big hit. What drew me into its clutches was the cover art and then the title. Seriously funny stuff and you know what, the text didn't suck either! I mean you just never know when the book cover is this awesome.

Premise of the book: Hilary Winston goes into her posh LA Barnes and Noble bookstore in the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week only to discover her ex-boyfriend Kyle wrote a very unflattering book about her and their 5 year relationship together, but didn't even have the nerve to get the facts straight or publish it in the non-fiction section. What a jerk!

I'm 34 years old and I have stories I feel the need to tell, including one about the death of a relationship and its resurrection in the 'New Fiction' section at Barnes and Noble. In fact, that story is the inspiration for telling them all.

After the introduction, Hilary goes on to examine all her other relationships both pre-Kyle and post-Kyle and she does this in a very self-deprecating way that's totally hilarious, unpredictable, but relatable, all at the same time.

So, if you've ever had your heart broken, then stomped on, and then put through the blender just for good measure, you MUST pick this book up in order to laugh, cry, and get over the asshat that did it to you!
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Reading Progress

03/21/2011 page 91
38.0% "I'm 34 years old and I have stories I feel the need to tell, including one about the death of a relationship and its resurrection in the 'New Fiction' section of Barnes and Noble. In fact, that story is the inspiration for telling them all."
03/22/2011 page 137
57.0% "It's the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the week and the bookstore is packed. I don't know why it's always so packed. It's just a bookstore. Libraries aren't this packed and they have the same thing. For free!"

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