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Flesh Wounds

Flesh Wounds

Publisher: HarperCollins

Fancy a game of Who's Got the Weirdest Parents? Sit back as Richard Glover describes his mother's Tolkein-inspired nudist colony, her invented past as a British aristocrat and her insistence that Richard was Australia's first child born through artificial insemination.

Flesh Wounds is a book for anyone who's wondered if their family is the oddest one on the planet. And wondered at the way so many of us survive - despite families that were not what we ordered.

"It's just wonderful" -Bill Bryson

"Sad, funny, revealing, optimistic and hopeful" -Jeanette Winterson

"Unputdownable" -Matthew Parris

"Poignant and wildly entertaining"
-The Sydney Morning Herald

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The Mud House The Mud House: Four friends, One block of land, No power tools

Publisher: HarperCollins

This frank, funny and thought-provoking memoir describes how Richard and his friend Philip built a mud brick house in the bush on weekends. This huge and exhausting undertaking -- it took eight years simply to make the bricks -- examines what it means to be a man, the nature of male friendships, improvised housebuilding techniques, and the extraordinary accomplishment of making something with your own hands.

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George Clooney\'s Haircut

George Clooney's Haircut
and Other Cries for Help

Publisher: HarperCollins

Richard Glover's deeply skewed stories of everyday life are heard each week on ABC radio's "Thank God It's Friday". He creates a world which is both weird and wry--a world in which Henry VIII provides marriage advice, JD Salinger celebrates tap-water and naked French women bring forth a medical miracle. It's also a world in which shampoo is eschewed, the second-rate is praised and George Clooney's haircut can help save a relationship.

Bizarre yet commonplace, funny yet relatable, absurd yet oddly warm-hearted, in Richard Glover's hands you'll experience the true strangeness of the life you are living right now.

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Why Men Are Necessary Why Men Are Necessary

Publisher: HarperCollins

Richard Glover's newest book, Why Men Are Necessary is a collection of his comic pieces as featured on ABC radio's Thank God It's Friday.

"Full-on, uncontrollable, laugh-till-you-weep stories. Glover has become the indispensible chronicler of Australian family life."
- Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer-prize winning author of Year of Wonders and March.

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Desperate Husbands

Desperate Husbands

Publisher: HarperCollins

Welcome to a world where household appliances conspire against their owners, fathers practise ballet in the hallway and dead insects spell out an SOS on the kitchen floor.

"Desperate Husbands is 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."
- Augusten Burroughs, bestselling author of Running with Scissors.

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In Bed with Jocasta

In Bed with Jocasta

Publisher: HarperCollins

For better for worse, in sickness and in health, in car park and shopping mall, get in bed with Richard Glover and his partner Jocasta. More stories of life from the author of Desperate Husbands.

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The Dag's Dictionary

The Dag's Dictionary

Publisher: ABC Books

The Dag's Dictionary is a very funny book about words that should exit - but don't.

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The No-minute Noodler The No-minute Noodler: Dag's Dictionary for Kids

Publisher: ABC Books

The no-Minute Noodler is a book about words that should exist - but don't. In this book you'll find brand new words for all those things that happen to kids but don't ever make it into the dictionary. You can even have a go at marking your own words for things that still don't have a name.

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The Joke Trap The Joke Trap

Publisher: ABC Books

Jesse's dad is one of the World's Most Embarrassing Parents. For a start, he keeps on making the same pathetic, lame jokes. Ben's Dad is not much better - whenever he sings he mangles the words to all the songs. In The Joke Trap you'll not only read some of the world's worst Dad Jokes, you'll also see how Jesse and Ben construct their own hilarious revenge.

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The Dirt Experiment The Dirt Experiment

Publisher: Hodder Headline

Amanda and Jesse's mum is a clean freak and they are always getting in trouble for making a mess, but the worst offender is their dad. But Mum is fed up with the mess and finally cracks. The house is divided in half - the Kingdom of Clean and Piggies' Paradise - to see who lasts longest.

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