The brilliant new novel from everyone's favourite chronicler of family, relationships and life as a modern man.
From My Legendary Girlfriend to Turning Forty, Mike Gayle's bestselling novels have taken his millions of readers through many key times for the modern man - friendship, courtship, stag weekends, marriage, work, holidays, significant birthdays - but SEEING OTHER PEOPLE is perhaps his most heart-warming, heart-stopping, heartbreaking novel yet.
Joe Clarke is about 78% sure he's just had an affair. Well, that is the beautiful office intern in bed next to him...
But, if Joe really has just cheated, why can't he remember anything about it?
Confused but mortified Joe vows to be a better husband and father. Until his wife Penny puts two and two together and leaves him.
Devastated, Joe will do anything to win his family back. But when he realises that the key to saving his marriage lies in the hands of the mean-spirited ghost of his least favourite ex-girlfriend, Joe knows he's in real trouble.
SEEING OTHER PEOPLE is a hilarious and bittersweet novel about love, parenthood and fidelity and how easy it is to get lost on the way to your own happy ending.
Wise, witty and wonderful . . . a triumph! - Jenny Colgan on TURNING FORTY
Unique, funny and full of drama . . . Genius! - Closer on THE STAG AND HEN WEEKEND
Not just readable, fresh and witty, but sophisticated in execution . . . funny but also poignant. - Independen on Sunday on TURNING THIRTY
A funny and frank account of a hopeless romantic. - The Times on MY LEGENDARY GIRLFRIEND
Mike Gayle has carved a whole new niche out of the male confessional novel. - Evening Standard on WISH YOU WERE HERE
Wise, witty and with endearing characters, this is a feel-good-read with lots of laughs. - Woman on WISH YOU WERE HERE
Mike Gayle was born and raised in Birmingham. After graduating from Salford University with a degree in Sociology, he moved to London to pursue a career in journalism and worked as a Features Editor and agony uncle. He has written for a variety of publications including The Sunday Times, the Guardian and Cosmopolitan.
Mike became a full time novelist in 1997 following the publication of his Sunday Times top ten bestseller My Legendary Girlfriend, which was hailed by the Independent as 'full of belly laughs and painfully acute observations,' and by The Times as 'a funny, frank account of a hopeless romantic'. Since then he has written thirteen novels including Mr Commitment, Turning Thirty and The Man I Think I Know. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2021, Mike is the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.
You can find him online at mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle.