+612 9045 4394
 
CHECKOUT
Best Laid Plans - Kathy Lette

Paperback

Published: 18th April 2017
In Stock. Ships in 1-2 business days from Australia
RRP $32.99
$25.50
23%
OFF

Uproariously funny and provocative, tender and life-affirming, this is Kathy Lette at her very best.

TO DO LIST
1) Buy hummus
2) Pay Pilates teacher
3) Find prostitute for son...

When it comes to sex, even the best laid plans come unstuck – in the stickiest way possible

As a crossword-addicted English teacher, Lucy never expected to be arrested for kerb-crawling. But her autistic twenty-year-old son Merlin is desperate to lose his virginity, and a prostitute seems like the only option . . . only Lucy picks up an undercover policewoman instead.

Let off with a suspended sentence, Lucy resigns herself to the fact that her son will never have sex, let alone find love… until the morning she miraculously discovers Merlin in bed with a girl.

But is tough, tattooed Kayleigh just taking Merlin for a ride? If so, why? And what has brought Lucy’s snake of an ex-husband wriggling back into their lives?

As all her best laid plans for Merlin’s happiness chaotically unravel, will Lucy ever be able to cut her son’s psychological umbilical cord and start to live her own life? And will the funny, quirky and marvellously magical Merlin ever find real love?

With plenty of comic twists and emotional turns, Kathy Lette’s riotous yet heartrending novel tackles the taboo subject of sex for the ‘differently abled’ – and shows us that when it comes to sex, we all have special needs …

WRITE A REVIEW

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Best Laid Plans
 
4.0

(based on 1 review)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 1 customer

Displaying review 1

Back to top

 
4.0

Cleverly wicked!

By 

from Sydney, Australia

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Read
  • Engaging characters

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Travel Reading

    Comments about Best Laid Plans:

    You will feel you are reading a personal diary of a mother so desperate to do whatever (and i mean whatever) it takes to ensure her special needs son gets to experience all the highs of a "normal" life without the lows. But the more she tries the more disaster she finds until she learns a lifelong lesson that you cannot live life without those lows. Merlin is by far the most extraordinary character who makes all others seem somewhat ordinary!
    You will laugh terribly, find yourself hitting your head copying Homer Simpson's famous "doh" expression as one catastrophe follows another for this helpless mother...A truly pleasant beach read for those you have an open heart and wicked sense of humour!

    Displaying review 1

    Back to top

    "With the wisecracking Lette at the helm, the gags flow thick and fast . . . But it is the thread of seriousness in the writing, the insistence on respecting people as individuals and not labelling them, that makes this an exceptional novel." * Mail on Sunday * "With her usual mixture of huge heart and humour she rips the stigma out of autism" * Ruby Wax * "Deliciously rude and darkly funny, but with compassion and humanity at its heart. Read with relish." * Nicole Kidman * "A novel that'll have you laughing and crying" * OK! * "Alternately hilarious and heart-breaking, I loved every minute I spent reading this." * The Daily Mail *

    Kathy Lette

    Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer, demented mother (now there's a tautology) and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn't have a clubbed wheel.

    Kathy first achieved succés de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, which was made into a major film, directed by Bruce Beresford and an 8 hour mini series.

    After several years as a singer with the Salami Sisters and a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York (collected in the book Hit and Ms) and as a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles, her novels, Puberty Blues, Girls Night Out, The Llama Parlour, Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows, Altar Ego, Nip'N'Tuck, Dead Sexy and How To Kill Your Husband (and Other Handy Household Hints) (recently staged by The Victorian Opera, Australia) became international best-sellers.

    Her novels have been published in 14 languages around the world. Kathy appears regularily as a guest on the BBC and Sky news. Kathy Lette's plays include "Grommits", "Wet Dreams", "Perfect Mismatch" and "I'm So Happy For You I Really Am." Her latest non-fiction book is"Men - A User's Guide."

    She lives in London with her husband and two children. Career highlights include a stint as writer in Residence at London's Savoy Hotel, receiving an honorary doctorate from Solent Southampton University in 2010 and teaching Stephen Fry a word. (Misogamist. Look it up.)

    Kathy is also an ambassador for Women and Children First, Plan International and The White Ribbon Alliance.

    "The best thing about being a writer," she says, " is that you get to work in your jammies all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it research. (Although her husband says he should have the affair as it would give her a better book.)

    Visit Kathy Lette's Booktopia Author Page


    ISBN: 9780593071366
    ISBN-10: 0593071360
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 320
    Published: 18th April 2017
    Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.42