My Legendary Girlfriend by Mike Gayle

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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.

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About Mike Gayle

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Mike Gayle is the author of the British bestsellers Turning Thirty, Mr. Commitment, and My Legendary Girlfriend. He's also a freelance journalist and a former advice columnist. He lives in England.
Published August 20, 2002 by Broadway Books. 288 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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It’s difficult to feel much sympathy for a character so desperate and clinging, not to mention one saddled with an attitude full of, as he puts it, “sheer blatant crapness.” But Gayle is smart enough a writer not to make too big a deal out of these failings, and he packs all the love and despair ...

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The beginning of the climax adds some vigor, when Will proposes to Kate over the phone, then discusses his romantic approach with a radio talk-show host, but the resolution involving both Kate and Will's musician friend Simon is a clunker.

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Will Kelly, still mooning over the title character who dumped him three years ago, spends the better part of a weekend on the phone -- -mostly with a woman he hasn't even met face-to-face -- bemoaning his new teaching job, his lack of friends, his clingy current Fatal Attraction fling, and l...

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