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Avoiding Mr. Right - Anita Heiss

Avoiding Mr. Right

By: Anita Heiss

Paperback | 1 August 2008 | Edition Number 1

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Taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord.

'So it's final then, you're not taking James to Melbourne?' Liza asked. 'Are you kidding? Taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord.'

Peta Tully has found her Mr Right – the only trouble is, she's not sure she's ready to settle down. Not just yet, anyway - so when she's offered a twelve-month contract interstate which just might win her the job of her dreams, she puts her Sydney life on hold, packs her bags and jumps on a plane, leaving her doting boyfriend behind.

Peta takes a voluntary vow of celibacy, but sticking to it proves harder than she imagines …

This is Anita Heiss's second book about Peta, Alice, Liza and Dannie, four deadly, desirable and dynamic thirty-something chicks from Sydney's eastern beaches.

Reviews

* “Anita Heiss is a fresh and bold new Australian voice in the genre of chick lit. So get comfy, grab a copy of Not Meeting Mr Right and prepare to be entertained and delighted by gorgeous Alice on her quest for true luuurve! “- girl.com.au

* “Anita Heiss creates the genre of Koori chick lit in Not Meeting Mr Right” - Susan Wyndham ‘This Year’s Best Books’ in Sydney Morning Herald

*”There's lots of social commentary, hands-on sex, and brilliant satire here, heaps of black/white politics and revisionist history, and most impressive of all there's the most vivid, three-dimensional account ever written in any language of a truly serious hangover.”- Alex Miller

"Through its wit, charm and cheekiness, this novel is ... going to be dubbed the blackfella version of Bridget Jones¹ Diary, with one difference, this one comes with a spear." - Terri Janke, author Butterfly Song

"... An entertaining and often very funny, Bridget Jones-ish romp." - Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin

"Anita is Aboriginal Australia's answer to Whoopi Goldberg." - Jackie Huggins

"Great witty entertainment here, from a clever young Aussie author. More please." - Woman's Day

About the Author

Dr Anita Heiss is the bestselling author of Not Meeting Mr Right and Avoiding Mr Right, both published by Bantam Australia. Anita was recognised for Outstanding Achievement in Literature in the 2010 and 2011 Deadly Awards for her novels Manhattan Dreaming and Paris Dreaming. A writer, satirist, activist, social commentator and occasional academic, Anita is a member of the Wiradjuri nation of central New South Wales, an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a board member of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy. She lives in Sydney and but dreams of living in New York.

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