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Summerlandish : Do as I Say, Not as I Did - Summer Land

Summerlandish

Do as I Say, Not as I Did

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A hilarious memoir of a 25-year-old 'average American girl' growing up Gen Y in Gainsville, Florida, as the outspoken outrageous child of an alternative single mum.

Summer Land may only be twenty-five years old, but her attention-hungry discretion-free egomaniacal disposition has landed her in more hot water situations than you've had changes of underwear. This collection of outrageous stories marks the quarter-century long journey of Summer Land from babyhood in Gainesville, Florida to how in holy hell she ended up shacked-up, married-up and knocked-up in Mudgee with an Australian who spends most of his time 15km underground (even on Valentine's Day).

Summerlandish is all the hard-won, scar-leaving, tattoo-regretting, butthole-tearing lessons Summer has learned over the years - summarised here in all their glamorously gory detail, so you don't have to bother with learning them yourselves. And, unsurprisingly, she seems to know quite a bit about love, life and awkward moments involving too much caffeine and/or lack of restraint.

About the Author

Summer Land is a an Emerson College Alum and hails from the US. She began blogging in 2010, released the first of her four stories as an ebook at the end of 2011, and then managed to get someone at the Sydney Morning Herald to write about it. She went on to pitch her collection of short stories (that now make up most of this book) at the 2012 Sydney Writers' Festival where she met her now publisher, and the rest is just beautiful history.

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  • Easy to read (7)
  • Page-turner (6)
  • Well written (6)
  • Deserves multiple readings (4)
  • Engaging characters (3)

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    • Gift (6)
    • Travel reading (6)
    • Younger readers (5)
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    5.0

    The BEST memoir I've read!

    By Nicola

    from Sydney

    About Me Casual Reader

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Read
    • Funny
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Beach Read
      • Gift
      • Travel Reading
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Summerlandish:

      Summerlandish was so hilarious, I was laughing out loud in public - one of the funniest books I've read in a long time and instantly felt like one of her girlfriends!

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      5.0

      Made me feel NORMAL!!

      By Nelly

      from Figtree, AUS

      About Me Casual Reader

      Pros

      • Easy To Read
      • Loved The Short Blurbs

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        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Travel Reading
        • Women
        • Younger Readers

        Comments about Summerlandish:

        So much fun to read, made you feel like a normal woman rather than being a complete weirdo!!! soooooo easy to relate to :)

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        5.0

        Perfect Beach Read

        By Julie

        from Paddington, Australia

        About Me Casual Reader

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Read
        • Engaging characters
        • Page-Turner
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gift
          • Travel Reading

          Comments about Summerlandish:

          This is a seriously funny book! Reminds me of Lena Dunham and Tina Fey!

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          5.0

          Very funny TMI

          By Donna

          from Mudgee, NSW, AU

          About Me Everyday Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Ages 14 To 94
          • Candid
          • Easy To Read
          • Humorous
          • Page-Turner
          • Refreshing
          • Well Written
          • Women And Men

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            Best Uses

            • Beach reading
            • Travel Reading

            Comments about Summerlandish:

            This is a book about some of Summer's life experiences. A few tales are shocking to some people, but make other people feel normal. I read it in one sitting and it took the place of exercise that day because of the belly-laughing!

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            5.0

            Such a fun girly book!!

            By Sassy Sally

            from Sydney, AU

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            Pros

            • Deserves Multiple Readings
            • Easy To Read
            • Engaging characters
            • Informative
            • Page-Turner
            • Well Written

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              • For Girlfriends
              • Gift
              • Travel Reading
              • Younger Readers

              Comments about Summerlandish:

              If you want to read about a cool gal who has had fun adventures and isn't embarrassed by anything? Summer is the girl you want to be your best friend. And your friends will also want her to be their best friends - so you should all buy her book and have a drunk book club!

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              5.0

              Absolutely hilarious!

              By Big girl

              from Wollongong

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              Pros

              • Deserves Multiple Readings
              • Easy To Read
              • Engaging characters
              • Page-Turner
              • Well Written

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Younger Readers

                Comments about Summerlandish:

                This is one of the best books I have read in a long time! The book is engaging from the first page and I couldn't put it down after I'd started! Her life is an adventure that you wish you were a part of, or at least witness to! A great read for the beach, the plane or for a laugh before bed!! Could not recommend it more highly!

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                5.0

                A great beach read!

                By Big Em

                from Wollongong

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                Pros

                • Easy To Read
                • Page-Turner
                • Well Written

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Gift
                  • Travel Reading
                  • Younger Readers

                  Comments about Summerlandish:

                  Easy to read, prefect for travelling or the beach. Light hearted and definitely relatable, though we aren't brave enough to admit it!

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                  ISBN: 9781742706443
                  ISBN-10: 1742706444
                  Audience: General
                  Format: Paperback
                  Language: English
                  Number Of Pages: 224
                  Published: 1st September 2013
                  Publisher: Hardie Grant Books
                  Country of Publication: AU
                  Dimensions (cm): 20.8 x 13.8  x 2.2
                  Weight (kg): 0.27