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Getting Over Mr. Right [Paperback]

Chrissie Manby
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Book Description

24 Jun 2010

Have you ever had your heart broken? How did you get over it? Did a tub of ice cream cheer you up? Did you delete his number and start again? Are you now friends with your ex? Perhaps you're godmother to his children?

In which case, you're a weirdo and this book is not for you.

But if you reacted with denial, begging or a spot of casual witchcraft, then you've come to the right place. This is one woman's journey from love to lunacy and back again . . .

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  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks (24 Jun 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340992794
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340992791
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 163,849 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'I've always liked Manby's books and this is my favourite so far . . . deeply cringe-making, sometimes poignant and often hilarious . . . I loved it. Six stars, hurrah!' (Daily Mail)

Laugh-out-loud funny . . . Unputdownable (Heat)

This sassy and addictive read will make you laugh - a lot! (Closer)

A fun holiday read (Star)

'You'll laugh . . . but you will cringe too.' (Daily Mirror)

In perfect time for summer, Chrissie Manby's bright, smart and funny look a how to cope with the man who got away - by not coping at all, throwing caution to the wind, taking any option available and behaving very badly indeed. Hilarious. (Waitrose Weekend)

I just couldn't put it down . . . definitely one to pack in your beach bags this summer (

'Lots of fun' (Image)

'Be prepared to get completely lost in this deliciously funny read' ***** (Heat on CRAZY IN LOVE)

'Destined to keep you up until the small hours' **** (Daily Mirror on CRAZY IN LOVE)

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Girl goes mad when boyfriend dumps her on Facebook in this hilarious, gold-standard Chrissie Manby

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read!! 20 May 2010
This was the first book I read by Chrissie Manby but it won't be the last!!

It was brilliant from start to finish and I could not put it down. There were moments that anyone with a bad break up could relate to and at times you couldn't help but cringe for the lead character. The storyline was believable the whole way through displaying the impact that a breakup can have on anyone resulting in strained other relationships.

If you love to laught out loud while you're reading I'd buy this now.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 12 April 2010
I really enjoyed this book. I have read nearly all of this writers books and I have to say this one was one of her best ones. I love books that I can laugh out loud at and this was one of them. I think anyone getting over someone can relate to some of the things the heroine of the story did. A great book
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars If he's 'Mr Right' I'd rather be wrong... 13 Oct 2013
I remember a time when 'Chrissie' Manby was just plain old 'Chris' and her books were part of the original 'chicklit' genre that first became popular in the late 90s/early 2000s. And they were good. Sadly, with the name change seems to have come a whole new level of literary low for Chrissie and her main character in 'Getting Over Mr Right'.

Ashleigh is 32 and hopelessly in love with Michael, a wholly unappealing person who makes Simon Cowell seem like a safe bet in the marriage stakes. So when Michael dumps Ashleigh for a Brazilian interior designer - doing so through the wonderfully modern relationship wrecker that is Facebook - Ashleigh is inconsolable. From denial and begging, to casual withcraft and self-help groups, Ashleigh tries everything she can think of to win Michael back... with pretty much no success at all.

The main issue I have with this book lies with Ashleigh herself. Put simply, she's horrible and not someone who I had the slightest feelings of sympathy for. She treats her friends appallingly, uses her parents for her own desperate ends, ruins her best friend's wedding for apparently no reason, and uses her 'heartbreak' as the sole excuse for basically behaving like a thoroughly spoilt brat. But rather than get her comeuppance, Manby allows her to fall on her feet with a cushy job (after losing her original one via a particularly ridiculous premise involving a PowerPoint presention) which involves her getting lots of money and in the process a new flat and car. And everyone forgives her for her frankly unforgiveable behaviour. The ending is inevitable and wraps up everything far too nicely and to top it off, we're even provided with some of Manby's own dating tips for finding the 'perfect man'.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable read 12 July 2010
I found this one of the most enjoyable books I've read in a while. There were parts when I laughed, parts when I cringed at what she was planning to do, but overall I could not put it down. I think anyone who's been through a breakup could see herself in it. Well written and entertaining, it's a thoroughly enjoyable read and I think perhaps the best by this author yet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful read 21 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I have just finished listening to the audible version of Getting over Mr Right and realised that it's almost 1am. Despite the fact that I'm well above the intended age group for this book I thoroughly enjoyed it. My favourite bit has to be the mystic cat episode which made me laugh out loud. The writing makes you really feel for the character and cry along with her misery. The audible version is excellent, the narrator Karen Cass is easy to listen to and brings out the emotions of the book. I would recommend this book in either format.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it 18 Mar 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Chrissie Manby has created a character who is both likeable and relatable whilst addressing the issue of being dumped by the person you thought you were going to spend your life with and the process which you go through on the road back to being ok. I loved this book as I could relate, and yet still gawp at Ashleigh's antics.

This book was laugh out loud funny, relatable and also has the warmth which not many books contain any more.

A definate recommendation.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars best book i've read in ages 10 Oct 2010
I recieved this book half past 12 and by 7 in evening i had finished it .I just couldnt put it it down , it was laugh out loud and heart warming too ,real feel good book just brilliant anyone just out of a breakup should read this excellent cant praise enough all my friends are in turn waiting to read it and they thoroughly enjoyed it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 20 Mar 2014
By sami
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Very funny and a really good read, would recommend, I'm now going to read some more of Chrissie Manby books
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars If this is Mr Right then I'd hate to meet Mr Wrong!
If Michael is Mr Right then I'd hate to meet Mr Wrong!

This book passed my recent 7 hour journey from St Ives to Sheffield in the funniest way! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Skaty Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious
This is such a feel good book. I laughed out so loud reading this on my own..You have to read it
Published 2 months ago by Lorraine Doyle
2.0 out of 5 stars incredible
Well, perhaps I've lived on a different planet, but surely girls aren't such total weeds as the heroine of this book? Or if they are, do we really want to know about them? Read more
Published 3 months ago by M. Hunter
1.0 out of 5 stars Tedious in my opinion!
Awful...gave up early as I found it really boring and predictable. Surely women today are stronger than this. One star
Published 3 months ago by Sarah Weston
2.0 out of 5 stars heartbreak and madness
This book describes how our heart rules our head, after finding Mr Right and being together blissfully happy, he breaks up with her. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Hairey
3.0 out of 5 stars good but predictable
I normally love the books by this author but I really struggled on this one. Whilst well written the storyline was really predictable making it difficult for me to finish it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Trudi
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great read by Chrissie!
Single or taken, a must read by one of my all time favourite Authors! Try Lizzie Jordan's secret life :)
Published 5 months ago by Miss Wills
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
A great easy read with lots of laughs! Only wish it had been longer. Hope the author keeps them coming!
Published 5 months ago by Bookworm
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok
A bit lame and slow. Even for a chic flick a bit cringe worthy and dull. Glad when . It ended really _ shame
Published 6 months ago by Nellie
4.0 out of 5 stars Cringlingly accurate
The author of this book probably goes a bit further than most women would in trying to persuade her man back into a relationship. Read more
Published 7 months ago by sandraisobel
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