The Best a Man Can Get

by John O'Farrell | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552998443 Global Overview for this book
Registered by laura0141 of Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on 4/26/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by laura0141 from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 26, 2005
The Back of the Book

'Punchline fuelled, relentless humour ... I don't think a woman is going to get much closer to the workings of a man's mind than this. Giggling several times a page with plenty of out-loud laughs is guaranteed. Is John O'Farrell funny? Very' The Mirror

Michael Adams shares a flat with three other men in their late twenties. Days are spent lying in bed, playing computer games and occasionally doing a bit of work. And then, when he feels like it, he crosses the river and goes back to his unsuspecting wife and children.

For Michael is living a double life - he escapes from the exhausting misery of babies by telling his wife he has to work through the night or travel up north. And while she is valiantly coping on her own, he is just a few miles away in a secret flat, doing all the things that most men with small children can only dream about. He thinks he can have it all, until his deception is inevitably exposed ...

'So funny because it rings true ... Packed with painfully well-observed jokes' The Times

'This is SO good ... so insightful about men, women, love and parenthood that you read every page with a wince of recognition. Fab, fab, fab' India Knight

'A hilarous confessional narrative. This wickedly observed page-turner lets bachelor nostalgia joyride to its absurd conclusion ... Piquant and irreverently sardonic' Literary Review


I read this on a ring when I was new to BXing and thoroughly enjoyed it. It's funny and sad by turns - and reminded me terribly of an ex, and much-loved boyfriend!

Released 14 yrs ago (5/24/2005 UTC) at Centre for Women's Health OBCZ in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 3 by Tallulah-Belle from Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom on Thursday, May 26, 2005
Was looking for 'Things Can Only Get Better' but this will have to do instead. Will read on my wee holiday to Portugal and release once finished.

Released 12 yrs ago (8/2/2006 UTC) at 13th Note OBCZ (on King Street) in Glasgow, Scotland United Kingdom

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Journal Entry 5 by toatie69 on Friday, August 04, 2006
Captured this book at 13th Note (OBCZ)Have heard a lot about the author and what I'd flicked through made me smile:)

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