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Richard Glover (2) (1958–)

Forfatter af The Land Before Avocado

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Richard Glover is an Australian talk radio presenter, journalist and author. He was born in Australia, but spent some of his early life in Papua New Guinea. He graduated from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He has written 13 books, including the humour book Desperate vis mere Husbands, which was a bestseller in Australia. Glover presents the radio show Drive on ABC Sydney. Glover's writing for the stage includes Lonestar Lemon, which has toured nationally with Genevieve Lemon, and A Christmas Story, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre in 1998. Glover is also a journalist for the Sydney Morning Herald. His weekly humour column has appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald since 1985. His titles include The Joke Trap, The Mud House: Four Friends, One Block of Land, No Power Tools, George Clooney's Haircut and Other Cries for Help, and Why Men are Necessary and Other News from Nowhere. His title Flesh Wounds made the Indie Awards 2016 shortlists in the Nonfiction category. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre

Værker af Richard Glover

The Land Before Avocado (2018) 122 eksemplarer
Flesh Wounds (2015) 88 eksemplarer
The Dag's Dictionary (2004) 48 eksemplarer
In Bed with Jocasta (2000) 22 eksemplarer
The Mud House (2009) 22 eksemplarer
Desperate Husbands (2005) 16 eksemplarer
The joke trap (2007) 4 eksemplarer
The dirt experiment (2003) 3 eksemplarer

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A deeply personal story from an author better known for humour and social commentary.
He tells us of his common dinner table competition: who had the weirdest parents? And he is rightly confident that his upbring will generally win the prize.
After reading this book, I'm happy to present him with the cup. His parents were beyond weird. But, remarkably, the author has come through as a normal, likeable person. And from all evidence has managed his own role as a husband and father remarkably well, in the circumstances.
So, searingly tough to read in parts, but made bearable by the outcome.
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mbmackay | 7 andre anmeldelser | Apr 15, 2024 |
Richard Glover's book is a great read - interesting, amusing, sad and insightful. I throughly recommend it.
JennyPocknall | 7 andre anmeldelser | Oct 19, 2023 |
A very honest and brave book. A great personal story with lots of wisdom for the reader. Thought provoking too.
pruthomas | 7 andre anmeldelser | Dec 14, 2021 |
A cross between a memoir and social history of Australia between 1965 and 1975 Glover's book asks the question "Were things really better then?" and brings plenty of evidence to answer that with a firm "no!". However the argument is made with a very light touch with plenty of humour and examples. For those of us who grew up then there's plenty to remember - the unreliable cars and the awful food had me laughing out loud, the drinking, smoking and prejudice were more sobering memories. A good read for young and old alike.… (mere)
Figgles | 6 andre anmeldelser | May 15, 2021 |



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