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The Resource How to Be Second Best

How to Be Second Best

Label
How to Be Second Best
Title
How to Be Second Best
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Detmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best. 'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heart-warming reading.' Ben Elton
Summary
Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.
Theme
Award
Librarians' Choice (Australia), 2018
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10742338
Cataloging source
SALS
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Dettmann, Jessica
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Contemporary Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
How to Be Second Best
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_564372
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460710005
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
How to Be Second Best
Control code
BORROWBOX:HCP_564372
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781460710005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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