This is by far and away one of the best books on how to deal with a breakup where you are certain that you really aren't done, and you want to try again with your ex. Here's why:
1. Gregg Michaelsen (the author) pulls no punches - he's direct, and to the point. If you are easily offended by "bad" words, you may not love this book - but I suggest you get over it because, if you are looking to *understand* what happened and why, and to *understand* what you must do in order to create the opportunity to try again with your ex, this is what you need to read, and to whom you need to listen. (Speaking of listening, I purchased this as an audio book.)
2. This book is concise! Michaelsen thankfully has *not* taken the route that many authors do of padding their book to make it longer by adding extraneous filler, or restating something 15 different ways in order to bulk up the book. He gives you what you need to hear, keeping it lean and, again, to the point. The book is 52 pages; the audio book is about an hour and 15 minutes. Because this stuff *isn't that complicated*, but it also is rarely revealed, especially coming *from a guy*!
3. The advice makes *sense*. In fact, once you read or listen to this book, you'll look back and go "Well, duh!" But it's not advice that you'll ever hear from your girl friends, or your family - you know, those people who are dispensing 'wisdom' designed to make you feel better in the moment, but not to actually move forward, let alone get back together with your ex.
4. The advice is backed up by others. I've read/listened to Rori Raye, Matthew Hussey, Marie Forleo, and Cat Volz, all of whom, except for Forleo, give good practical advice which *boils down* to much the same advice that Michaelson gives, but *none* of the others in such a clear, direct, and concise way as does Michaelson - "Here's the situation, here's why, and here's what you need to do." Bam. Basically, I've dived into them all so you don't have to. This is the book you need, and it's the one that will get you up and running the fastest.
To paraphrase a line from a most excellent movie, LISTEN TO THIS DUDE GREGG, he knows what he's talking about!