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Meet David Sedaris: Series Three

By David Sedaris
Read by David Sedaris

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The uniquely perceptive and hilarious David Sedaris reads from his essays and diaries for his third series for Radio 4.
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  • ISBN: 9781405525565
  • Publication date: 23 Apr 2013
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  • Imprint: Hachette Audio
Piatkus

The Mumsition

The Creators of Mush
Authors:
The Creators of Mush

The era of prescriptive parenting advice is over. Who needs people telling you what time to go to bed when there are thousands of mums online muddling through just like you . . . at all hours of the day?Introducing The Mumsition: basically your smartest, wittiest mum friend. It will cover everything you'll go through in that crazy first year in a way that's useful and informative - but also funny, chatty and above all, real. We know that's what modern mums want: that's why hundreds of thousands of them have joined Mush to chat to other mums going through the same thing.We know that milestones aren't just about your baby smiling or walking or sleeping through the night for the first time, but about everything YOU'RE going through too: the first time you manage to leave the house, the first time you get on a plane (or train) with your little one and the first time you have sex with your partner again.The Mumsition is clued-up without being judgemental or patronising, funny without trying too hard and sympathetic and supportive without being saccharine. We know that becoming a mum is the biggest thing you'll ever go through and so, from the moment you go on maternity leave until your baby's first birthday, we've got your back, making this the perfect book for new mums.

Sphere

I Really Didn't Think This Through

Beth Evans
Authors:
Beth Evans

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Running Press Adult

Fart Dictionary

Scott A. Sorensen
Authors:
Scott A. Sorensen

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Little, Brown

Calypso

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Sphere

Assume the Worst

Carl Hiaasen
Authors:
Carl Hiaasen

This is the ultimate hilarious, cynical, but absolutely realistic view of a college graduate's future. And what he or she can or can't do about it."This commencement address will never be given, because graduation speakers are supposed to offer encouragement and inspiration. That's not what you need. You need a warning."So begins Carl Hiaasen's attempt to prepare young men and women for their future. And who better to warn them about their precarious paths forward than Carl Hiaasen? The answer, after reading Assume the Worst, is: nobody.Illustrated by bestselling author/illustrator and National Book Award winner Roz Chast, this book is bound to be a classic, sold year after year come graduation time. Although it's also a good gift for anyone starting a job, getting married, or recently released from prison. Because it is not just funny. It is, in its own Hiaasen way, extremely wise and even hopeful. Well, it might not be full of hope, but there are certainly enough slivers of the stuff in there to more than keep us all going.

Virago

In Conclusion, Don't Worry About It

Lauren Graham
Authors:
Lauren Graham
Constable

Reading Allowed

Chris Paling
Authors:
Chris Paling

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Virago

The Observing Eye

Muriel Spark
Authors:
Muriel Spark

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Running Press Adult

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Victoire Bourgois
Authors:
Victoire Bourgois

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Hachette Audio

Meet David Sedaris: Series Six

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris

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Running Press Mini Editions

The Little Box of Feminist Flair

Lauren Mancuso, Anna Fleiss
Contributors:
Lauren Mancuso, Anna Fleiss

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Running Press Mini Editions

Festivus/Seinfeld: Celebration Kit

Running Press Adult

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Authors:
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Running Press Mini Editions

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Quentin Letts
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Quentin Letts
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Authors:
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Hachette Audio

David Sedaris: Live for Your Listening Pleasure

David Sedaris
Authors:
David Sedaris
Hachette Audio

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Tom Holt
Authors:
Tom Holt
Constable

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Stephen Glover
Authors:
Stephen Glover

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