35 year old pop music fanatic Rob, the owner of a vintage record shop has just broken up with his longtime girlfriend, Laura. Rob tries to ease his misery by writing a list of his desert-island, all time, most memorable splitups. And he is not including Laura in the top five list. She would maybe sneak into the top ten. Nick Hornby has written a book about life. And, according to some readers, a dangerous weapon in the hands of women. All men should read this book – and probably some women, too..