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The Helen 100 : How I took my waxer's advice and cured heartbreak by going on 100 dates in less than a year - Helen Razer

The Helen 100

How I took my waxer's advice and cured heartbreak by going on 100 dates in less than a year

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A hundred dates in less than a year. Will they heal her broken heart or make it worse? Brilliant, hilarious and excruciating confessions from bestselling writer and journalist Helen Razer.

According to her range of dating profiles, Helen Razer was a 41-, 43-, or maybe 44-year-old woman. According to this book, she was heartbroken enough to require a crack team of doctors. But there is no hospital for the freshly deceived. Instead, there's The Helen 100.

One dry Melbourne summer afternoon, Helen's partner of fifteen years announced without warning that she 'needed to grow', and left in the Toyota. Helen remained in her pyjamas, ordering barbecue chicken, and crying on her cat.

After two days of disclosing her foulest thoughts on a XXX app, quitting her terrible job, and receiving bad advice from her discount shrink, she cried again; this time on her beauty therapist, who dared her to go on 100 dates inside a year.

Razer agrees to date 100 people, stopping only if she finds one who likes the smell of chicken.

About the Author

For more than two decades, Helen Razer has been broadcasting and writing her way into disagreement of various scales. She has been employed as a contributor by The Age and The Australian, and is now a columnist on dissent with Crikey and gardening correspondent for The Saturday Paper. Helen has produced four previous books of humorous non-fiction and her frequently published thoughts on the impotence of current public debate are extended in A Short History of Stupid.

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      My partner and I read this book and laughed from start to finish. Tragically hilarious. We loved it.

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          Possibly the most uninteresting book by one of our finest authors and essayists. It was for me a diatribe of self interest and at times loathing. There was occasional paragraphs of humour but it was mostly a yawn. Not one of the better books I have read.

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          ISBN: 9781743318287
          ISBN-10: 1743318286
          Format: Paperback
          Language: English
          Number Of Pages: 312
          Published: 25th January 2017
          Publisher: Allen & Unwin
          Country of Publication: AU
          Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3