Profanity, egging, Xanax-- these are only some of the things that men (and even some women) will resort to when love’s gone awry. In The Encyclopedia of Exes, 27 of today’s hippest male writers dig deep into their romantic pasts to present inspired pieces of short fiction on heartbreak and failed relationships. Their stories, ranging from the passionate to the cynical to the downright hilarious, address the age-old issue of how and why romance often fails—from a uniquely male perspective.

An encyclopedic approach to our most enduring mystery, The Encyclopedia of Exes offers insight, humor, top-notch writing, and an unparalleled look inside the male mind.