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The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale: Finding a Formula for the Cost of Love

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale: Finding a Formula for the Cost of Love

by Haley McGee
The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale: Finding a Formula for the Cost of Love

The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale: Finding a Formula for the Cost of Love

by Haley McGee

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Overview

In this hilarious and heartfelt memoir, Haley McGee sets out to calculate—with mathematical precision—the exact cost of love, and whether all of her former relationships were worth it.

Haley McGee is in debt. The solution? A yard sale of gifts from her ex-boyfriends.

But when it comes to pricing, she gets stuck. Surely the ways we invest in our romantic relationships should be reflected in the price. But how? Is the mixtape from your first love worth more than the vintage typewriter from a philanderer? Does sitting on an X-Acto knife wedged between seats on a bus to see the boyfriend you lost your virginity to increase or decrease the value of the necklace he gave you? Should you be compensated for the miserable times or do they render an item worthless?

Haley decides to gamble on a larger payout. She interviews her exes and enlists the help of a mathematician to create a formula—with eighty-six variables—for the cost of love. As she's searching for answers, the one that got away reappears with a new proposition.

Female desire, heartbreak and the chance for integrity in the aftermath of both are held up in this whipsmart, original and daringly candid memoir. As Haley McGee interrogates her romantic triumphs and failures with unflinching detail and hilarity, her exquisite prose elevates this all too human conundrum: Is love worth it?


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780385694766
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Publication date: 02/01/2022
Pages: 392
Sales rank: 517,394
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Haley McGee was born and raised in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario. At seventeen she moved to Toronto, where she received a BFA in Acting from Toronto Metropolitan University and subsequently worked as an actor and playwright until she relocated to the UK in 2016.

Heralded as "the formidable Haley McGee" (The Globe and Mail), her award-winning, critically acclaimed solo shows have played in thirty-six venues in eleven countries and been translated into four languages.

Haley now lives in London, UK, where she thrives on variety—she writes, acts, performs improv, does voiceovers, teaches artists in an array of online courses and hosts The Cost of Love podcast. The Ex-Boyfriend Yard Sale is her first book.

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