You Gotta Have Balls

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Pan Macmillan Australia Pty, Limited, 2006 - Conversation - 293 pages
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"Men have more straightforward relationships. They don't hang up phones in a huff with each other. They don't feud and not speak for months over insignificant issues. Men don't weep at something another man says. Or hate them for years because of it... " Ruth Rothwax likes women, but she wants them to like each other more, and not be so aggressive, so competitive with other females. She's even thinking of starting a women's group: a small group of smart women who'll care about each other and collectively gain more power for themselves and others. And Ruth practises what she preaches: every day she shows support for her close female friends. She's a good friend to have. If only all women were like her. Then her father's sixty-seven-year-old busty blonde girlfriend enters the scene, with a suitcase full of plans. So as Ruth's carefully calibrated life is turned upside down, all her sisterly solidarity, all her "we're here to support and nurture each other" ideals fly out the window. 'You Gotta Have Balls' is Lily Brett's funniest novel to date, and demonstrates in laugh-out-loud prose a writer whose brilliance for tragedy is rivalled only by her genius for comedy.

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Review: You Gotta Have Balls: A Novel

User Review  - LJ Grandi - Goodreads

I'm not often really disappointed with a book, but I was with this one. I was looking forward to a great read but the dialogue did my head in. Yes it's probably meant to be written in an ethnic, NY ... Read full review

Review: You Gotta Have Balls: A Novel

User Review  - Diana Taylor - Goodreads

I picked this up because of the title, and found myself quickly immersed in Ruthies' world! I enjoyed the trials and tribulations of Ruthie in the dealings with her father and his friends Read full review

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