Study Guide

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Characters

Dr. Mel McGinnis

Mel is the main character, the guy doing most of the talking in this story. We learn right away...

Terri McGinnis

Over the first bottle of gin, Mel and Terri tell the story of Terri's ex, a man named Ed, who...

Nick

Newlywed Nick is our narrator. He mostly reports on the conversation and the amount of gin left...

Laura

Laura is thirty-five years old and recently married to Nick. We don't get to know her much...

The Old Couple

Mel offers the story of this couple as his example of true love, and as a contrast to Terri's...