Richard Glover's deeply skewed stories of everyday life are heard each week on ABC radio's 'Thank God It's Friday'. He creates a world which is both weird and wry--a world in which Henry VIII provides marriage advice, JD Salinger celebrates tap-water and naked French women bring forth a medical miracle. It's also a world in which shampoo is eschewed, the second-rate is praised and George Clooney's haircut can help save a relationship.
Bizarre yet commonplace, funny yet relatable, absurd yet oddly warm-hearted, in Richard Glover's hands you'll experience the true strangeness of the life you are living right now.
INCLUDES: The Bin-It List: 25 things to avoid before you die.
Read Caroline Baum's Review:
This collection of Glover’s column for the SMH covers all the conundrums of being a contemporary male, from domestic hazards to linguistic irritations, relationships speedbumps, parental roundabouts not to mention diets, fads, and other social dilemmas. Throughout, Glover maintains the good-humoured tone of the bloke next door, though he is anything but, with a prodigious work ethic, enviable stamina, inexhaustible curiosity and a great bullshit detector. Makes me feel tired just thinking about him.
Other reviews -
"Warning: Until you know how Glover's writing affects you, do not read in public. Noisy, convulsive laughter and uncontrollable hilarity among probable side effects..."
"Like an Australian Seinfeld, Richard has the great gift of highlighting the ridiculous nature of human beings, and finding delight in this crazy thing the rest of us call life."
About the Author
Richard Glover is the author of twelve books, including the bestsellers In Bed with Jocasta, The Dag's Dictionary and Desperate Husbands. He writes a weekly column for the Sydney Morning Herald and presents the comedy show Thank God It's Friday on ABC radio.
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Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st July 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.7 x 13.4 x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.28