You Gotta Have Balls: A Novel
Ruth Rothwax, the heroine of Lily Brett's Too Many Men, which was hailed as "irresistible" (People) as well as "funny," "powerful," and "chilling" (O magazine), is back. The proprietor of a successful letter-writing business, Ruth has just branched out into a new greeting-card line. But it's not easy. Her father, Edek, is driving her crazy at the office. And the very people she thought would be most supportive -- other women -- are not. Instead of acting in one another's best interests, the women are catty and competitive, behaviors Ruth swears that she will never imitate. Until she meets the one woman who turns her aspirations of sisterly solidarity -- and her life -- upside down.
Fresh off the plane from Poland, Zofia is a buxom, sixty-something femme fatale with a talent for making balls. Meatballs, that is. When Edek asks his savvy daughter to fund his friend Zofia's restaurant, how can Ruth say no? But Ruth knows that gleam in Zofia's eye, and it means trouble is on the way for all of them. An unforgettable, heartwarming story of embracing life, You Gotta Have Balls is a funny, moving triumph from the highly inventive Lily Brett.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - siri51 - LibraryThing
While I knew this should be funny, I didn't start laughing until more than half way through. Ruthie is a neurotic women not particularly likeable as a main character. This would make a good movie - with more laughs than the book. Read full review
YOU GOTTA HAVE BALLSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The further adventures of a tightly wound Manhattan businesswoman and her infuriatingly easygoing father.Brett apparently has a strong following in her native Australia, but it may not be so for much ... Read full review