Hilary Winston hilariously chronicles bad relationships in her collection of essays, My Boyfriend Wrote a Book About Me.

Winston bares it all with comedic flair, from seeing just what her ex-boyfriend thought of their five years together (in a nationally distributed novel, no less) to all the not-so-glorious relationships that came before and after.

How soon after the shock of finding out what your ex-boyfriend wrote did your thoughts turn to revenge?

I would say right away.

Despite everything, you’re still in contact with him. What does he think of your book?

He doesn’t mind it at all. He’s really egocentric; he likes the fact I wrote a book about him.

He did say the hard part was reading about all of the guys after him.

My whole book was a revenge — like mentioning about how he has white nut hair — but that is what really got him.