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.
WHAT’S HANG-UPS AND HANGOVERS ABOUT?
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.
Thanks for the shout out my friend! Working on the sequel as we speak and I expect it out in October.
Look forward to it!