- Paperback: 354 pages
- Publisher: Sourcebooks Landmark (Nov. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1402243456
- ISBN-13: 978-1402243455
- Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.7 x 2.4 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,573,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook Paperback – Nov 2010
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More About the Author
Previously, he's worked as a professional lifeguard, fitness-equipment salesman, and most recently, an I.T. head-hunter (where his success in re-writing other people's CVs made him think he might have a talent for fiction), but he prefers writing novels for a living, so please keep buying his books!
Visit the author at www.mattdunn.co.uk, or follow him on twitter at @mattdunnwrites
Funny, moving, and a guaranteed page-turner. Brilliant!
-- Mike Gayle --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
About the Author
Matt Dunn is the author of five previous novels, including the bestselling The Ex-Boyfriend's Handbook, which was shortlisted for both the Romantic Novel of the Year Award and the Melissa Nathan Award for Comedy Romance. He's also written about life, love, and relationships for various publications including The Times, Guardian, Cosmopolitan, Company, Glamour, Elle, and the Sun. Matt was born in Margate, but escaped to Spain to write his first novel, in-between working as a newspaper columnist and playing a lot of tennis. Previously he has been a professional lifeguard, fitness-equipment salesman and an I.T. head-hunter, but he prefers writing for a living, so please buy his other books. Visit the author at www.mattdunn.co.uk
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Top Customer Reviews
When I did start reading it it became one of those books that you know you'll keep picking up at some point during your life and re-reading it, just because it's a pretty good picture of the modern bloke. I wish I'd read it when I was single!
I couldn't help but be a little disappointed by the ending, partly because by the time you got to it, you kind of already expected it. Plus, as much as I loved the book, it just felt like it could of been a bit longer, or that there could have been a bit more detail, but I guess I'm just a chick flick kind of gal!
Still a really funny book and It's seriously worth a read.
It's quite rare for a male author to show such understanding of females.
Although it's quite a light hearted story, it did make me think about my own relationship - I'm off to Tibet tomorrow!
A really great read.
The characters are brilliant from page one, such an easy book to read, funny and it really makes some great points as well. I was gutted when I got to the end of the book. It's not often you come across a book that has you laughing at almost every page.
Based on this book I will definately be reading Matt Dunn's other novels.
A definated read for guys or girls alike, don't miss out on this read. PLEASE!!!!
It's about Edward a young man who's girlfriend secretly emigrates, taking all her possessions, leaving him only with a note saying she's dumped him because he's let himself go. He spends all his time trying to change his life, particularly his physique in order to win her back. This involves a lot of jogging and gym with his attractive personal instructor and countless nights in the pub (drinking water) and discussing his predicament with his best friend Dan. Although Dan is completely arrogant and self-centered, he's completely likable and their exchanges are very funny. As is the continued banter between Dan and the barmaid.
All the characters are likable but just as I was relating to Edward, it's revealed he has 50 grand stashed away in the bank which enables him to simply go out buy a brand new car, a complete new wardrobe and everything else he needs to transform himself. His friend Dan is even richer. If you're looking to empathise with someone not quite so fortunate, the character in Nick Hornby's High Fidelity is worth checking out, although his character is less optimistic and more melancholic than Edward.
It's a novel packed full of funny lines and funny situations which make you laugh and feel good. It's not heavy, nor serious, just a fun, romantic, easy-going, page-turner. The ending was a bit abrupt for my liking but then again his next novel: Ex-Girlfriends United follows on from this so you can continue the saga with that one with more from the same characters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An easy read, funny and perceptive. I read whole thing in one session as its kind of book you don't want to put downPublished 11 hours ago by Paul
It's not deep and meaningful, naturally, but it's an easy read and very entertaining. It made me laugh out loud. Dan is a scream.Published 2 months ago by B. Bampton
Great read, really good characters, was desperate for it to go well for Edward, a good page turner. Would recommend.Published 7 months ago by Emma Pearson
An easy read, quite enjoyable. The predictable one liners/innuendos get a bit tedious. Won't change your life but good holiday read.Published 11 months ago by Book Bee
Thoroughly enjoyed it. So wonderful to get the male point of view when the majority of stories like this are from the female side. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacqueline H.
It's a nice read. Predictable and light hearted. Not laugh out loud.Published 11 months ago by Jobkr
It's good to see things from a guy's perspective.
A funny book but serious on some levels.
Will be reading some more of Matt's books