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Gemma Burgess
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Book Description

6 Jan 2011

"I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working."

"I've discovered the secret to successful singledom. I'm acting like a man. And it's working."

After breaking up with her boyfriend of, well, forever, Abigail Wood must learn how to be single from scratch. Her dating skills are abysmal, and she ricochets from disaster to disaster – until Robert, one of London's most notorious lotharios, agrees to coach her.

With his advice, she learns to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the bar scene and practices the art of being bulletproof. The new Abigail is cocky, calm, composed…but what happens when she meets her match?

A Girl Like You is the second book from Gemma Burgess. Her first book, The Dating Detox, was published in 2010 to rave reviews:
"Laugh out loud funny" Closer magazine.
"Smart, plotty and funny… Buy it, read it, love it." The Irish Herald.
"For those waiting to option the next Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess answers back." VF Daily, www.vanityfair.com.


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Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (6 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184756190X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847561909
  • Product Dimensions: 3 x 12.5 x 19.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (119 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 79,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Gemma Burgess is the author of THE DATING DETOX, A GIRL LIKE YOU and BROOKLYN GIRLS.

She lives in New York City.

She used to live in London.

She has one small baby and one tall husband.

She writes stuff.

www.gemmaburgess.com

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Review

"Laugh out loud funny"
Closer magazine.

"Smart, plotty and funny! Buy it, read it, love it."
The Irish Herald.

"For those waiting to option the next Bridget Jones, Gemma Burgess answers back."
VF Daily, www.vanityfair.com.

About the Author

Gemma Burgess wrote her first book, The Dating Detox, when she and her sister discussed the difficulty of had finding a comfort read with cojones. Her second book, A Girl Like You, is inspired by her experiences of learning to navigate the bastard-infested waters of the London bar scene after a long time in a relationship. Gemma grew up all over the place and now lives in Notting Hill. Find out more at www.gemmaburgess.com or follow her on Twitter at @gkateb


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45 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOMENESS!! 4 Jan 2011
By Andrea
Format:Paperback
I read this book non stop on a plane going home after a bad breakup. It was one of the smartest decisions I could have done, it cheered me up big time. The people sitting next to me had to ask me what was I reading that was so funny since I was literally laughing out loud for hours. This book not only is incredibly funny, but it also reminded me how much fun it is to be single and how it's not that scary to put yourself out there and enjoy the ride. Gemma has a way with words that makes you feel you're listening to your best friend telling you all about her week over drinks in a bar. The book is warm, smart, funny and you won't be able to put it down once you start reading it. If you haven't read her first novel "The Dating Detox" you are totally missing out!
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A smile on every page - BRILLIANT! 6 Feb 2011
Format:Paperback
This is the second of Gemma's books I have read and I've loved both. This book is just the perfect mix of female crazy (exposing our inner worries and illogical thoughts on dating and boys) mixed with lots of humour. I found myself not wanting to get off the packed tube every morning I was so engrossed in what Abigail (the main gal in the book) is getting up too. I now have that 'I wish I hadn't read it so quickly feeling' now I've finished it.
Girls this book is perfect to make you smile before work or as holiday read. I read it post break up and it has great cheer up factor and surviving singledom stories that are so true to life!

Buy it it's great!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Chick Lit 1 Jan 2011
By Tina
Format:Paperback
I am such a fan of chick lit and Brit chick lit is THE best!

A Girl Like You was a fun, entertaining read that is exactly what a good chick lit read should be.

Of course, most chick lit books do stretch reality a little bit, but I don't care, A Girl Like You was so engrossing that I felt as though this one was way too short.

Abigail has learned the hard way that some relationships are so definitely NOT forever. She needs to learn how to date again and this, of course, is one of the central premises of the book and frankly, the funniest part. I loved reading about Abigail's fears and tribulations with the "losers" she somehow ended up with. It makes me feel better about all the jerks I dated in my lifetime :)

The story of Abigail slowly, but surely discovering her "dating feet" is charming and no story would be complete without the "right" guy - or is he really?

I loved, loved this charming story.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved this sooo much. 28 July 2012
Format:Paperback
Loved every part of this book from beginning to end.
The ending is amazing.
Fell in love with Robert...
It was really funny, I cried with laughter.
I couldn't put it down.
Definitely one of the best reads in a long time probably my favourite book ever.
Truly NOT to be missed.
A MUST read.
Author explains front cover is a girl doing the walk of shame, the morning after the night before as
Abi new to single life tries to own the London single scene.

Can't wait for more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LOVED THIS BOOK 13 Jun 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Started reading this book one evening and finished it by the end of a very lazy Sunday the next day, I could not put it down! The main characters are great, very likeable and so easy to relate to. There is a huge amount of truth in the advice given in this book - perfect if you've just come out of a long relationship! There were times when I laughed, times when I cringed, times when I got angry, and times when I cried - all these reactions make a perfect girly book! I really felt like I was in the book with them, and was gutted when I realised I had nearly finished. A great book to take on holiday with you, and an extremely easy and fun read. Well done Gemma Burgess, another fab book!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 22 Feb 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Nice easy read ,total escapism. I loved the way the main character kept addressing the reader as though we were there with her. Only down side was the bad language but I suppose it added realism. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a light hearted read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZZZIINGGG! 6 Nov 2011
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I got this book because it recommended to me by amazon....I didn't think much of it but I got it anyway cos I didn't have much else to read....BEST DECISION EVER!!!this book is most definitely one of my all time favourite chick lit books ever!!It's got the right balance of comedy and romance. And you really grow to love the characters so in the end you're really rooting for Abigail. The main character Abigail really speaks to me as see myself just like her :)
I COULD NOT put this book down which i think is the sign of an excellent book...
I definitely recommend this book to ANYONE who loves a good old chick lit book--you won't be disappointed!! Gemma Burgess is a genius writer cannot wait for even more books by her!:)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A girl like you! 2 Sep 2011
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a barrel of laughs!
Just what you need to turn that frown upside down!
Loved every page of this book. Was immediately hooked, kind of guessed the ending. That didn't bother me though, just made me want to read, read and read some more.
All the characters were a laugh a minute.
Already purchased The Dating Detox, I just hope it's as good as A Girl Like You!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
cant remember, read a while back..lol
Published 19 days ago by Mala
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
One of my favourite books ever :)
Published 22 days ago by mrs d l perrin
4.0 out of 5 stars a breath of fresh air
I have been stuck in the indie pub world for a while - so it was nice to read a less smutty, yet hilariously entertaining read. A great read from start to finish. Read more
Published 29 days ago by ORed
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous
I enjoyed every single page of this book! So thought provoking, funny, tear jerking! Can't wait to read more by this author
Published 1 month ago by Julieannmunday
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
I couldn't put this book down, I absolutely loved it, great characters. Can't wait to read more by Gemma Burgess.
Published 1 month ago by angie
5.0 out of 5 stars Best book I've read this year
What an amazing read. I love the characters and storyline. This book kept a smile on my face throughout and had lots of lol moments. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Katie huscroft
5.0 out of 5 stars Hugely entertaining! Chick-lit at its best!
I seriously enjoyed reading this book! I took it with me on my honeymoon anticipating a long flight ahead of me, and I finished it on the flight from Hawaii to Tokyo. Read more
Published 3 months ago by S. Shamma
5.0 out of 5 stars Great :)
Are you single? If yes, then you’ll probably understand Abigail ;)

Abigail is new to singledom. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Simona Elena
5.0 out of 5 stars Mental chewing gum!
An easy-to-read story about a hapless young woman and her relationship exploits. Enjoyable, funny and satisfying. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mrs Victoria A Valentine
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab chick lit!
I've read the Dating detox by Gemma Burgess so knew this would be great too and I wasn't wrong!
Great story of a girl who gets coached on dating by one of her friends with... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Ms. Claire E. Janssen
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