I read this after my partner finished it. He found it hilarious where as most of the time I nodded sadly thinking, yes – I remember times like that. Whether you enjoy the humour or find some solace in the pain, the book is definitely worth reading. There is plenty of easy to absorb science to help the reader understand why they might keep making terrible choices in partners, and why the world can seem a terrible and oppressive place. It covers love, sex, marriage, genital mutilation, consent, rape and age of consent (which vary hugely and remain absent in some countries).