You Gotta Have Balls

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Pan Macmillan Australia, Nov 10, 2007 - Fiction - 305 pages
14 Reviews
"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 runs a successful letter-writing business and has just branched out into a new greeting card line. She likes women, but she doesn't like the way they can be so competitive with each other. She's thinking of starting a group for smart women to encourage and care about each other, so they'll collectively gain more power for themselves and others. And Ruth's always believed she practises what she preaches.

But Ruth's about to meet the woman who will turn her assumptions of sisterly solidarity on their headľa buxom sixty-something with one eye for business and another for Ruth's father...

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  - Megan Kelosiwang - Goodreads

A joyous book filled with vivid, larger than life characters and the most deliciously imagined meatball meals. The contrast with the rigid, controlling life of the narrator is a nice, edgy tension through the book. Read full review

Review: You Gotta Have Balls: A Novel

User Review  - Victorialaforc - Goodreads

Loved this book; Had to read the next one by the same author; Lilly Brett. Read full review

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