Author: Matt Dunn
Title: Ex-boyfriend’s Handbook
Description: Edward’s girlfriend of ten years, Jane, has left him—he wakes up one morning to find her gone, with only a note listing all of his failings. Jane’s off to Tibet, and Edward determines to correct all of his flaws by the time she returns.
Review source: Free on Kindle.
Plot: We never find out much about Jane, or about Edward and Jane’s relationship. Mostly this is a catalog of self-improvement efforts: decorating, weight loss, teeth whitening, etc. etc.
Characters: We see Edward change—not just outwardly, but inwardly, as he becomes ever more self-aware and begins to question not just his failings as enumerated by Jane, but who he really wants to become as a person.
Writing style: Humorous, male point of view.
Audience: Despite the fact that it’s about a guy and features a male first-person narrator, I’m thinking this is chick lit.
Wrap-up: It was free. 2.5/5*.