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The Morning After Memoirs

3.32  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  17 reviews
A smart, irreverent slant on modern dating, Kate Michaels’ sexy, laugh-out-loud debut reimagines the world of Sex And The City with the biting realism of Lena Dunham’s Girls.

Twenty-nine-year-old Jess wakes up on New Year’s Day a touch hungover and a whole lot confused. The man in bed next to her is not her boyfriend, Ben. In fact, she doesn’t even remember Not-Ben’s name.
Paperback, 261 pages
Published July 14th 2015 by Ago Publishing (first published June 1st 2015)
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Michelle Ryles
Jul 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: galleys-read
I absolutely loved this book from beginning to end. It was written with so much underlying humour and I frequently laughed out loud at not only the antics of Jess but also of her parents. I chortled, guffawed, and giggled my way through it in no time at all - leaving me wanting more!

I had an instant affinity with Jess as she gives names to people like I do (Not-Ben, Hot Waiter Number Two, Tweedledum and Tweedledumber) and even used one of my frequent phrases - stranger danger! Jess was an
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction
The Morning After Memoirs is a story essentially about Jess and her drunken antics.

Jess is quite a good character. She reminded me very much of myself when I was in my late teens, early twenties. I still like to enjoy myself now that I am in my forties but I have to say that reading this book I am glad that I had got my life together well before the age that Jess is.

Overall The Morning After Memoirs is a good and in parts, funny read. I have to say though as the book goes on some of Jess and her
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
I’d like to thank the publishers, Ago Publishing, for an arc in return for an honest review.

This was such a fun, witty read. It had moments of hilarity; I loved Kate Michaels’ description of all Jess’ friends and acquaintances. Jess’ parents are one of the funniest book parents I’ve read about, such great comedic moments coming from both her mum and dad, classic! It was a kind of diary style novel going through the year from when Jess woke up from her New Year’s Eve celebrations to the next New
Apr 20, 2019 rated it did not like it
Boring, really boring.
Aug 30, 2015 rated it liked it
Kindly provided by Ago Publishing in exchange for an completely unbiased review.
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The Morning After Memoirs is a cross between Bridget Jones' Diary and Sex in The City with plenty of humour, adult issues and poor choices to keep a reader guessing whats next. I found Michael's writing style interesting and the British humour really refreshing. The Morning After Memoirs really highlighted that I don't get to read enough British literature!

Jess goes from being a
Sep 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Morning After Memoirs is Kate Michaels’ debut novel, and provides an enjoyable light read, very much drawing inspiration from Sex and the City.

Reading the blurb on the back of the book we are presented with:

“Twenty-nine-year-old Jess wakes up on New Year’s Day a touch hungover and a whole lot confused. The man in bed next to her is not her boyfriend, Ben. In fact, she doesn’t even remember Not-Ben’s name. It won’t be the first time she finds herself in a questionable situation in a year that
Lizzy Baldwin
Nov 04, 2015 rated it liked it
I thought this book was a hell of a lot of fun – it’s one of those books that you can just dive into, have a good giggle over and relate so easily to the humour and the comedy feels. As the blurb suggests the book follows Jess as she struggles through a terrifying break-up with Ben. Moving on from the terrible event eating a Chinese for two in front of an exercise DVD we watch Jess in her newly single life and find that it’s not so much fun. Leg hair, fat jeans, a sex toy or two and her new ...more
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ebook copy of this from the publishers in exchange for an honest review. I honestly am thrilled to have received a copy of this book, as it was a brilliant laugh out loud read. The story follows that of Jess, a 29 year old living and working in London, and her tales of dating, romance, and friendship. All of which were a laugh a minute.

I love nothing more than a good chick lit book. I am not sure if now that i am nearing on the age of 27 and starting to worry about how little i may
Sep 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Imagine waking up one morning, totally hungover, unsure of the antics you’d been engaged in the night before. Glancing over and finding yourself in bed with a total stranger, who should have been your boyfriend. That’s exactly the predicament Jess finds herself in, on New Year’s Day. It becomes the catalyst for the domino-effect in her life. The one moment she can look back on, with much defeat and not a whole lot of reflection, lending to even more mishaps as the year progresses.

In The Morning
Whispering Stories
Nov 08, 2015 rated it it was ok
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Jess makes a stupid drunken mistake that results in her ending up single. This leads to a year-long disastrous (and sometimes funny) challenge to find love again.

I had to persevere with the story as I just couldn’t warm to Jess. She seemed obsessed with getting drunk and finding a man and would, more often than not, sleep with a man the minute she found one. It wasn’t really a story about finding love. It just seemed like a
Apr 10, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Twenty-nine-year-old Jess is still trying to get over the break-up with her ex-boyfriend Ben. She knows the best way to get over someone is to just get out in the field again, but things aren't as easy as they might seem, especially when it turns out the best guys have already been scooped up by someone else. However, Jess has the support of her friends and numerous glasses of wine to keep her
Celeste Ní raois
Thanks to Laura Stephens from Ago Publishing I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review.......

When we meet Jess she wakes up on New Years Day with a horrible hangover from the night before beside a man who she realises is not her boyfriend, Ben. In fact, she doesn’t even remember Not-Ben’s name. Jess is a twenty-nine year old who has a dead end job in an office who temporarily moves back in with her parents and the story follows her life and antics throughout the coming year with
I can't. I treid really hard but just can't click with the book. I'm frustrated with the writing style, waiting for the smallest dialogue to appear, as even the conversations are re - told. I'm frustrated with the main character, she's just made me hate the first person narration, haven't read about such self - centred characters as she is. I'm frustrated because I can't find any plot there, the book is just telling about the character's days. I didn't finish this book, stoped reading after 44%.
rachel davies
Morning after

I found bits.of this funny but it didn't hold my interest much but that might be me how i felt.personallyy

Linda Hill
Aug 14, 2015 rated it liked it
No spoilers review of an entertaining read here:
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-read
Mildly entertaining but without much of a story. Felt a bit like a long ramble. Which a lot I could relate to...
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Kate Michaels was born in Birmingham. After studying English, drama and film, she moved to London where she currently lives with her boyfriend and two cats. As a journalist and copywriter she writes about everything from bars and theatre to luxury property. The Morning After Memoirs is Kate’s debut novel.