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the breakup monologues by rosie wilby review

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.

#ANovelPage rating 5/10

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