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To be freaked out that ex has written a book?

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ApplesTheHare Tue 05-Dec-17 16:09:51

My ex has written a novel about relationships confused I keep telling myself it would be stupidly self-obsessed to worry that any of it will be about me but I can't stop feeling odd.

Would you read it?

Whitney168 Tue 05-Dec-17 16:12:36

Of course!

DianaPrincessOfThemyscira Tue 05-Dec-17 16:12:37


I try and keep my morbid curiosity in check and I suggest you do too, just in case you're right!

messofajess Tue 05-Dec-17 16:13:29

Oh god I wouldnt be able to stop myself. How long were you together for?

splendide Tue 05-Dec-17 16:14:33

I wouldn't be able to resist reading it I think

HappyVan Tue 05-Dec-17 16:15:25

Oh no. I don't think I'd be able to resist reading it though. Feel for you.

StickThatInYourPipe Tue 05-Dec-17 16:15:50

I would have to read it!

Nottheduchessofcambridge Tue 05-Dec-17 16:17:21

Ooh I would definitely read it, what’s it called?

Migraleve Tue 05-Dec-17 16:18:39

I would read it, but I know I wouldn't worry too much about his interpretation of our relationship. If that is likely to bother you I would probably not read.

DJBaggySmalls Tue 05-Dec-17 16:20:55

I'd have to read it and I'd probably make notes in green ink.

CynicalOleMe Tue 05-Dec-17 16:22:38

I'd totally read it, and probably piss myself laughing at the ego on him thinking he is capable of giving relationship advice.


FlaviaAlbia Tue 05-Dec-17 16:24:36

I'd read it, but I'd get it from the library, I wouldn't buy it and add to the sales numbers grin

IreneWinters Tue 05-Dec-17 16:24:48

If he was a decent guy and you split on fairly good terms, I'd probably read it. On the other hand, if he was a dick who liked to fuck with your head, I'd steer well clear.

WunWun Tue 05-Dec-17 16:25:38

I wouldn't read it as it would likely upset me. Ignorance is bliss.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 05-Dec-17 16:27:21

Tell us the book so we can try to work out which one you are grin

I'd be totally paranoid. Is he an arsehole?

NachoAddict Tue 05-Dec-17 16:27:22

I would read it without a doubt!

hamptonhangingpork Tue 05-Dec-17 16:29:05

I wouldn't read it nor would I buy it.

I have to ask though, has it been released through a publisher or has he self-published on Amazon?

NynaevesSister Tue 05-Dec-17 16:29:16

No way. Either this is more common than you'd think or I know you. Is he self publishing? Definitely read it.

QuimReaper Tue 05-Dec-17 16:29:37

Cynical OP says it's a novel, not a self-help book.

I'd have to read it OP grin Is it self-published?

Beware though, you'll probably find you see yourself all over the place in it in bits that aren't about you at all.

rachelracket Tue 05-Dec-17 16:30:24

my sister who i am vlc with has written a book (and published!) about sisters. my parents said i shouldn't read it confused

titchy Tue 05-Dec-17 16:30:27

Has it actually been published?

TheEgregiousPeach Tue 05-Dec-17 16:30:58

Christ, yes I'd read it. And then send it back to him with my corrections added.

PeppaPigTastesLikeBacon Tue 05-Dec-17 16:31:17

I would read it.
If your friends know about him writing a book then you’ll need to know what they might find out about you

ApplesTheHare Tue 05-Dec-17 16:32:14

NynaevesSister how strange, perhaps there are lots of people worried about this very dilemma!

So I don't want to say what it's called but it's a proper big publishing house, not self published.

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Tue 05-Dec-17 16:32:25

Leave that book (probably a very slim volume) well alone.

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