The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook
When Edward Middleton hears those words from Jane, his girlfriend of the past ten years, he knows he's in serious trouble. Determined to get her back, Edward must learn how to make women fancy him again. But what makes for a good boyfriend nowadays? Right now, he's the kind of man who puts the 'ex'...more
"Edward. Let me get this straight. You've called me right in the middle of Antiques Roadshow just to tell me your girlfriend's gone to bed?"
Tibet, Dan. Jane's gone to Tibet. She's left me."
Poor Edward! Never in his wildest dreams would he have imagined his girlfriend of ten years leaving him (and taking almost all the furniture!). He's despondent, and in a little bit of denial, so he calls his best friend Dan. Dan is a local television personality and he has had many girlfriends. Actually ...more
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* Brighton, England, Present Day
* Edward Middleton comes home one day to find his apartment empty. No, he hasn’t been robbed; his girlfriend of 10 years, Jane, has left him. In her note, she says “It’s not me—it’s you.” It seems that Edward’s increasing weight, sloppiness and lack of ambition has made Jane rethink things. So she’s off to Tibet and will be back in three months. Edward decides he has three months to make hi ...more
When I first started reading this book it immediately captured my attention. As I continued to read along, I started to feel rather angry; and I considered adding it to my DNF pile. I decided to take a quick look over some of the other star reviews and I saw the majority were three stars; so I decided to keep reading. I am very glad I did, indeed, finish this book as it discusses some rather important relationship issues and the importance of loving ourselves for who we are as a person. ...more
So, with the guidance and help of his best friend/ladies' man/cad, the lady bartender from their pub, his lecherous/man-chasing boss, and his new ...more
Why I Read this Book: I’ve seen The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook described as the male-equivalent to Bridget Jones’s Diary. I thought BJD was hilarious so I wanted to read The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook. I was even more curious to read a Chick-Lit book written from the main male character’s POV, figuring it would be quite a change from the norm. It was.
What I Liked: The book begins on January 16th, the day Edward discovers that Jane, his girlfriend of 10 years, h ...more
Edward has three months before Jane returns. Edward’s good friend, Dan tells Edward that ...more
Edward Middleton has had the same job since college, and is happy with his relationship with Jane. They met in college and have lived together for ten years. So it's a shock that HE is shocked when Jane leaves him a Dear John letter, leaving him, but stating it really is HIM and not her.
Edward doesn't understand why she would ...more
The Ex-Boyfriend’s Handbook follows the story of Edward Middleton, a dow ...more
You can call them 'Lad Lit' if you like - although I don't see why people are surprised that men can write romance. We all fall in love. And why do people always a ...more
In fact, my only question is: what happened to Billy exactly?
I received this book gratis as part of GoodReads' First Reads program. ...more
This is laugh out loud funny, but very British so I am not sure the references or sense of humour could be appreciated by a reader who is not familiar with the British culture.
This is basically chick-lit from a man’s perspective, told by a man.
I also think it is like a self-help book and picked it up again at this time of year precisely for this reason.
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