The Breakup Monologues by Rosie Wilby
Long story short:
Comedian Rosie Wilby was dumped by email and, since then, she’s been on a quest to investigate, understand and conquer heartbreak.
Thank you so much to @tandemcollectiveuk for having me on this readalong.
I’ve been trying to read more non-fiction books recently, and whilst I liked this book, I didn’t love it.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good book, but I don’t think it really resonated with me as much as it would do with other people.
The style is very informal and colloquial and you really get a sense of intimacy with Rosie Wilby. It’s a great exploration of how sexuality can affect one’s self-perception in regards to relationships and love.
I really loved the chapter on friendship breakups – it was something different that I had never really thought of. Some of the case studies and ’expert’ evidence were very interesting!
I just felt that some parts went on a little bit of a tangent, and were more of a thread of thoughts. It was a little bit scrambled!
The novel was very different to what I thought it would be, but I think this is definitely a me problem. Perhaps, I would have preferred a collection of essays? Who knows!
For me, it was an averagely okay book. But if you enjoy light-hearted non-fiction, then this is the book for you!
N.B.: I was kindly gifted this book in exchange for an honest review.
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