Richard Glover's most recent book is "Flesh Wounds - a comic romp for anyone whose family was not what they ordered." It's been described by the British writer Jeanette Winterson as "Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful" and by The Australian as "a breathtaking accomplishment in style and empathy". Richard's weekly humour column has been published in the Sydney Morning Herald for over twenty years. He also presents the top-rating Drive show on ABC radio in Sydney.
His books have been published in Poland and Italy. He's also author of "George Clooney's Haircut - and Other Cries for Help", "Desperate Husbands", "In bed with Jocasta", "The Dag's Dictionary", and "The P-Plate Parent" (co-written with Angela Webber). His book "The Mud House" - the story of building a mud-brick house in the middle of nowhere with no power tools - was serialised on ABC radio's Australia All Over in 2012. Many of these titles are also available as e-books.
Richard has written a few stage shows, including Lonestar, a stage show about country music, which toured nationally with Genevieve Lemon, and A Christmas Story, which was performed at the Sydney Opera House, with Richard Wherrett directing. He was also one of the co-authors of Breast Wishes.
In December 2011 he and Peter Fitzsimons achieved a record for the world's longest radio interview, supervised by the Guinness Book of Records. In 2012 he was appointed state ambassador for the National Year of Reading.
Thank God It's Friday is also available as a podcast.
What the reviewers say
On "Flesh Wounds"
"Not since 'Unreliable Memoirs' by Clive James has there been a funnier, more poignant portrait of an Australian childhood."
"Heartbreaking and hilarious...I couldn't put it down"
"Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful"
"Magnificent. It is Catcher in the Rye, but sweeter and more raw."
On "Why Men are Necessary"
"Full-on, uncontrollable, laugh-till-you-weep stories. Glover has become the indispensible chronicler of Australian family life."
On "The Mud House"
"It's like a long letter home from a friend who's a particularly
gifted correspondent: sometimes chatty or funny, sometimes
confessional, never forced or overwritten; and, most of all, telling
a story, a fireside tale. I recommend it."
"This book manages, by some extraordinary feat, to be almost all
things to all people and is hilarious to boot."
On "Desperate Husbands"
"Desperately, wickedly funny. I devoured it in one sitting, greedily checking ahead to see that I still had pages left. Richard Glover has done the miraculous - he's made ordinary family life extraordinarily entertaining. This is a must-read for anybody who's ever had a wife or a husband or a mother or a stove or a child or a pulse. Go ahead and open a page at random - you'll laugh out loud."