Jon Richardson - It's Not Me, It's You (2011, Harper Collins)
(Book 14/100 for 2012)
Jeremy, my boyfriend, is away at the moment in Darwin, setting up an experiment. He's been gone two weeks and it's wonderful. Wonderful, of course, because it means I get to have the house exactly as I want it. This means that if I tidy up the loungeroom, it stays tidy. If I put the last slice of pizza in the fridge so I can take it to work for lunch the next day - lo and behold, the next morning, the last slice of pizza is still in the fridge. I've rearranged the kitchen and tidied the cookbooks in order from smallest to largest, I've cleared all the random scraps of paper off the computer desk, and I've taken the liberty of folding and sorting all of Jeremy's clothes.
Don't get me wrong, I'm madly in love with Jem and I love our life together, but it's been so relaxing without him around. He's back on Thursday though and I'm really looking forward to seeing him again! He's not perfect, but he's perfect enough that the imperfections aren't important. And he's handsome, too.
This is the basic gist of the book. Jon Richardson is searching for his "significantly tidy other" but, unlike me, he's not willing to compromise. He's happy to stay single until he finds the ultimate woman. I think this is rather a shame, because life is awesome, and it's nice to share it with someone, even if they do keep forgetting to hang the bath mat up.