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The art of not having it all : true stories of men, sex, and other disasters

Author: Melissa Kite
Publisher: New York : Thomas Dunne Books, St. Martin's Press, 2015. ©2012
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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"A hilarious guide to not having it all, with vague instructions on what to do when you've dropped all the balls you ought to have kept in the air, perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran Does an exciting weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you ponder marrying the Albanian builder who has just fitted alcove shelving because he's brought you more happiness in three days
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Genre/Form: Humor
Named Person: Melissa Kite; Melissa Kite
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Kite
ISBN: 9781250055149 1250055148 1466858230 9781466858237
OCLC Number: 890107213
Notes: "First published in Great Britain under the title Real Life by Constable Robinson."
Description: 278 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Real life
Responsibility: Melissa Kite.
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"A hilarious guide to not having it all, with vague instructions on what to do when you've dropped all the balls you ought to have kept in the air, perfect for fans of Caitlin Moran Does an exciting weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you ponder marrying the Albanian builder who has just fitted alcove shelving because he's brought you more happiness in three days than your useless ex-boyfriend brought you in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life. If you answered yes to two or more of these questions, clearly you too are a desperate single woman trying to survive in the modern world. If not, congratulations: you will have a good laugh reading this book. When Melissa first started writing a column in the Spectator magazine, she had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be heroically juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and waste collection schedules. In this hilarious, poignant memoir, Melissa details her adventures in not having it all, from her epic struggle to free a chubby angelfish which wedged itself in a plastic log, to her escape from a French holiday with her boyfriend gone terribly wrong."--

"Does a great weekend for you mean scrubbing all the grouting in your bathroom with a toothbrush? Do you fantasize about the handyman who in three days brought you more happiness than your useless ex-boyfriend did in three years? Do you write to-do lists that need paginating, and include items such as "re-mortgage house, get pregnant, climb Kilimanjaro"? Welcome to Melissa Kite's life and her hilarious, no-holds-barred memoir about the adventures of not having it all as a single lady in your prime. When Melissa first started writing a column in the Spectator magazine, she had no idea there was anyone else out there remotely like her. Nearly every other woman she knew seemed to be heroically juggling work and family life. By contrast, Melissa felt as though, in the fluttering mass of yellow Post-it notes on her fridge there was one that read, "Don't forget to get married and have kids," which had got covered in shopping lists, dry-cleaner receipts and trash collection schedules. If not having it all (the white picket fence, the kid, the job, the Mr. Right who helps you free your chubby angelfish who has wedged himself into a plastic log) means having just enough for you, then get ready to fall in love with your new best friend."--

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