My Legendary Girlfriend

My Legendary Girlfriend

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A debut that took Great Britain by storm, "My Legendary Girlfriend" introduced the world to the loveable, lovestruck Will Kelly. It's been three years since his heartthrob, Agnes, wrecked his life with a chat that started, "It's like that song. 'If you love somebody, set him free.'" But no matter how much time goes by, Will doesn't feel very free. He still makes lists of each birthday present Aggi ever gave him, has gymnastic fantasies about a perfect reunion night with her, dwells on the first words she uttered to him.
How long can a person stay down in the dumps after being dumped? And how much longer before Will dumps Martina, the sweet but clingy girl he's seeing? Will anyone ever measure up to his Legendary Girlfriend?
Fresh, endearing, and full of humor, "My Legendary Girlfriend" tells a story that will ring true for everyone who's ever tried to mend a broken heart. "From the Hardcover edition."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 277 pages
  • 132.08 x 203.2 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Broadway Books (A Division of Bantam Doubleday Del
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0767906551
  • 9780767906555
  • 2,348,682

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A debut that took Great Britain by storm, "My Legendary Girlfriend introduced the world to the loveable, lovestruck Will Kelly. It's been three years since his heartthrob, Agnes, wrecked his life with a chat that started, "It's like that song. 'If you love somebody, set him free.'" But no matter how much time goes by, Will doesn't feel very free. He still makes lists of each birthday present Aggi ever gave him, has gymnastic fantasies about a perfect reunion night with her, dwells on the first words she uttered to him.
How long can a person stay down in the dumps after being dumped? And how much longer before Will dumps Martina, the sweet but clingy girl he's seeing? Will anyone ever measure up to his Legendary Girlfriend?
Fresh, endearing, and full of humor, "My Legendary Girlfriend tells a story that will ring true for everyone who's ever tried to mend a broken heart. "From the Hardcover edition.
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Review quote

"A delicate blend of realism and whimsy...funny and clever."
-"The Guardian"

"Funny, sharply observed, and right in tune with aging adolescents desperately clinging to the wreckage of their youth."
-"Marie Claire"

"Isn't it nice to be reminded that men face the breakup blues, too? This book delivers all the testosterone laden details with enough humor to keep you turning the pages."
-iVillage

"Mike Gayle has carved a whole new literary niche out of the male confessional novel. He's a publishing phenomenon."
-"Evening Standard"

"Romance and humor mix brilliantly in this winning novel from the author of Mr. Commitment."
"-Booklist"

"If you have ever faced the agony of a breakup, My Legendary Girlfriend is for you...[It] will strike a chord with hopeless romantics everywhere."
-"Heart and Soul"

"A book for anyone who has ever been dumped, dumped on, or just needs a good laugh."
-"Chicago Tribune"

"Gayle writes the kind of sparkling conversations everybody wishes they were witty enough to have in real life...hugely enjoyable, touching, and funny."
-"Publishing News"


"From the Hardcover edition."
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About Mike Gayle

Mike Gayle is the author of "Dinner for Two" and the British bestseller "Mr. Commitment." He's also a freelance journalist and a former advice columnist. He lives in England. "From the Hardcover edition."
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2,192 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 18% (389)
4 30% (666)
3 32% (700)
2 14% (309)
1 6% (128)
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