Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday

And Other Advice on Love, Sex, and Dating


From celebrity heartthrob, esteemed host of The Viall Files podcast, and adored member of Bachelor Nation Nick Viall comes Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday-a no-holds-barred dating-advice book.

“Nick has hard- and well-earned wisdom to share from his own journey-from heartbreak to healing to discovering real and lasting love. In his usual compassionate and humorous voice, he offers great advice . . . like an older brother who is way cooler and wiser than you!”-DR LAURA BERMAN, relationship therapist and host of The Language of Love

“Modern dating, with all its norms and expectations, is rapidly changing and it can be hard to keep up. In Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday, Nick dispenses fresh and candid advice to readers, all while interweaving colorful, personal stories from his own dating life that help bring these insights to life!”-DR. MAYA SHANKAR, behavior scientist and podcast host of Apple’s Best Show of the Year, A Slight Change of Plans

“I texted my ex ‘hi’ on Christmas and then I read this book. Required reading for anyone else embarrassing themselves on a daily basis.” -CAZZIE DAVID, New York Times bestselling author of No One Asked For This

“Nick’s book is the opposite of what you’d expect from an alum of The Bachelor. It’s a self-help guide for his fans and followers. Nick’s words are approachable and conversational, as if you’re talking to a friend-well, one who doesn’t sugarcoat the red flags. Plus, you’ll get a few personal anecdotes from one of reality TV’s most memorable stars.” -ELIZABETH WAGMEISTER, chief correspondent at Variety


ISBN: 9781419771668 Category:

Nick Viall


With his trademark charm, relationship expertise, and exclusive sex and love Q&A series, Nick guides readers through topics of love, lust, dating, and heartbreak. Nothing is off-limits as he delves into situationships, how to identify a player, and defining healthy love vs. toxic love. Trying to figure out if friends with benefits is worth it? Unsure if they’re really into you? Is this guy a walking red flag? Can you come back from being cheated on? Viall is here with all the answers and more. Filled with stories and one-liners you’ll be texting your friends, Don’t Text Your Ex Happy Birthday is an honest, entertaining, and heartfelt relationship handbook that actually answers the question, “What does it mean when they say . . . ?”

Additional information

Weight 342 g
Dimensions 13.3 x 20.3 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 20 January 2024
Number of pages 224
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 13.3 x 20.3 cm
Weight 342 g


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Nick Viall is a Los Angeles–based entertainment personality and entrepreneur who is best known as the host of the E! People’s Choice Award–nominated podcast The Viall Files. Previously, Nick starred in the 21st season of ABC’s The Bachelor after participating in three prior seasons of the franchise. Viall has built a name for himself as a contemporary and very opinionated dating-advice guru, in addition to working as a TV actor, with roles on shows such as Insecure, Teachers, Speechless, and Family Guy.