The story of one man, two birthdays and a fifty-two week attempt to tackle the To Do List.
Would a proper adult ignore the spilt milk under the fridge for weeks?
Would a proper adult take three years to post a solitary Christmas card?
Would a proper adult have decades-old underwear in active service?
Mike Gayle is nowhere near being a proper adult even though his tenth wedding anniversary is looming; his second child is due any moment; and in less than twenty-four hours he is going to be officially closer to forty than he is to thirty.
Appalled by this lack of maturity, Mike draws up a To-Do list containing every single item he s been meaning to do but just keeps putting off...
He's got a lot of stuff that needs doing. But unlike previous To-Do lists, he promises himself that this one will actually get DONE. And along the way, Mike will learn stuff about life (323), love (999), friends (1004) and family (9) and finally work out what it means to be a grown up (846).
Brilliantly funny - Daily Mail
A book guaranteed to appeal to disorganised slackers everywhere - Mail on Sunday
'You'll laugh out loud throughout this brilliant and utterly hilarious read' ***** - Closer
I gave this to my chick-lit reader not realising it was non-fiction. She loved it, quite fell for Mike and was inspired to make her own list. I tell you this to reassure you his fiction fans will love it. - Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller
Give it to your boyfriend straight away - Look
A hilarious tale of a man's struggle to maturity - Now
It's a bright read for any dull winter's day - News Of The World
A funny, inspirational book - Daily Record
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 eighteen novels, including The Man I Think I Know, selected as a World Book Night title, and Half A World Away, selected for the Richard and Judy Book Club. His books have been translated into more than thirty languages. In 2021, Mike was the recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists' Association.
He lives in Birmingham with his wife, kids and greyhound.
You can find him online at mikegayle.co.uk and on Twitter @mikegayle.