There’s an easy way to sum up Hang-Ups and Hangovers by Kyle Milligan.
If you’re a man who has ever struggled with girls, you’ll really relate. And you’ll probably laugh. You might even want to cry.
If you’re a girl, you’ll enjoy the read and will probably laugh at the poor character’s misfortune. But you won’t get it.
While a fictional novel is sort of outside the scope of this blog, so I hesitated to review it for a long time. However, after going through my Kindle Library the other day for some housekeeping, I opened up Hang-Ups and Hangovers again.
I decided that ultimately that are enough lessons, relatable stories, and just plain laughs in Hang-Ups and Hangovers that I think readers of This Is Trouble will enjoy it immensely.
Simply put, it’s a “Game journey” type of book, except it’s written in a complete fiction and novel style. How much of the story comes from Kyle’s real life adventures, I’m not entirely sure (but God damn, I hope it’s a lot of them).
But, that’s the beauty of fictional stories. You don’t have to give it all away. And whilst you certainly won’t take as much actionable advice away from a book like, there is nothing wrong with reading fiction (many people in this corner of the web like to hate on it). It’s far better use of time to read a fictional novel than a ten-hour NetFlix binge.
However, the tone of in a novella fashion makes it very entertaining, and a very different style than a book like The Game by Neil Strauss or Death by a Thousand Sluts by my friend John Bodi.
It’s entertaining enough that I read the majority of the 348 pages of Hang-Ups and Hangovers in one sitting, and was left wanting more.
While the ending wasn’t exactly what I’d hoped for, that might take a wild swing in the sequel to Hang-Ups and Hangovers. Goodness knows the main character, David McCleary, took a hell of a wild journey from broke loser to aspiring playboy.
In many ways, his journey wasn’t that much different than many of ours.