finished reading

It took me a couple of attempts to get into this book.  The main character, Andy, is self-indulgent and whiny.  The story examines Andy and Jen's relationship.  Microscopically.  Andy is trying to figure out how he missed signs of Jen's unhappiness, leading to his being blindsided by the breakup.  There are some witty insights, but Andy's lack of self-awareness was ultimately repetitive.  At the end, Jen's voice is heard.  And I related to her.  I liked the look at male friendships and how they evolve from bro to brother over time.  And I liked Andy's career as a comedian and host.

From the publisher:
Andy loves Jen. Jen loved Andy. And he can't work out why she stopped.

Now he is. . .
Without a home
Waiting for his stand-up career to take off
Wondering why everyone else around him seems to have grown up while he wasn't looking

Set adrift on the sea of heartbreak, Andy clings to the idea of solving the puzzle of his ruined relationship. Because if he can find the answer to that, then maybe Jen can find her way back to him. But Andy still has a lot to learn, not least his ex-girlfriend's side of the story…

In this sharply funny and exquisitely relatable story of romantic disaster and friendship, Dolly Alderton offers up a love story with two endings, demonstrating once again why she is one of the most exciting writers today, and the true voice of a generation.

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