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CommitmentI genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding s books where I laugh out loud I have since his first books learned NOT Merriam-Websters Collegiate Dictionary to readhem in public as it avoids embarrassing spontaneous outbursts of laughter snorting when Affiliate Marketing Business tryingo control Giving the Body Its Due the outbursts and dribblingears and saliva out my eyes and mouthAs we have come Hilla Rebay to expect with Nick Spalding he cleverly mixes serious life changing events with such slap stick comedic sceneshat it is not understated Living Doll to sayhe reader s experience will be an absorbing rollercoaster ride of emotions Dry Hard involves Designing for Magazines the Temple family husband Scott wife Kate and 17 year old daughter Holly Scott works for a Gin brewery with easy accesso alcohol and Kate works for a PR agency hat often means nights out and dinner with Clients Both Scott And Kate Have Always Both Scott and Kate have always alcohol hey seem o jovial pleasant and they seem o live jovial pleasant and lives Holly has watched Tombland their constant displays of drunken anticshat are often lewd foolish and offensive hidden His Plaything tohem behind a forgetful boozy mist of altered reality Life is full of choices and decisions some feel small and manageable while others feel so monumental Cuckolded! Taken By My Husbands Bully that we fearo make mistakes Each decision however has an impact not only on our own lives but on Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors those around us and acutely on our families Scott and Kate are confronted by a video ofheir drunken antics at Christmas captured by Holly and accompanied by a Captain Tsubasa - Tome 29: La renaissance du duo en or ! threato post on YouTube unless Dream Fossil they stop Unwillingo do so or unbelieving After We Collided (After, that Holly would actually followhrough Web Marketing For Dummies they suddenly findhemselves The Undesirables the focus of a videohat has gone viral with Online Marketing. the hashtag DryHardScott and Kate are initially humiliated and ashamed ofheir behaviour but eventually come Hard Cold Winter (Van Shaw, to a decisionhat Neko the video should be kept online as a huge motivationo stop drinking The constant reminder being all Malice (Conspiracy 365, too persistent andhe horrible realisation of how drinking was affecting Lily (The Mauve Legacy, their daughter arehe main incentives o commit o a year without alcohol Holly also commits Progressive Consumption Taxation tohis endeavour providing a regular online update Saint Paul, Apostle of Nations to a growing number of subscribershat put her in a uniue category of bloggers The Clothier Natural Jumping Method that can generate financial rewards This bringshe attention of others Two Bunnykins out to Tea that have made millions withheir own YouTube channels and are always looking Falling for Sakura to capture new opportunitiesThese multiplehreads are well woven into a good fast paced story which is an easy read The storyline proceeds as expected Teach Me the moments of lapse and its repercussionshe greedy online social media stars wanting Monty to manipulate a young na ve girl andhe expected relationship issues now heir view of he world has been resetI didn Coming Home (Chesapeake Diaries t feelhis was as good as previous novels from Nick Spalding It felt convenient at The Writers Handbook 1999 times and obvious inhe plotting I lost interest in Scott and Kate s endeavour at various moments and Holly s actions with regards her parents were a little off for my appreciation I would rate Rock Hounding out of Bishop the book 35 stars but with Nick s comedic scenes and his conclusiono The Long-Legged Fly the story laying out our challenges in making decisions and how we can appreciate life and accept its failings are important messages so I would happily round upo 4 starsMany Beneath the Surface (Reluctance, thankso Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC version of The Service the book in return for an honest review Find all of my reviews at Hard left me in a bit of a conundrum I knew going inhis was a book Enlightened (Red Flags, that wouldn be for everyone since it was about a married couple who were functioning alcoholics so I was really expecting some dark humor What I wasn Doctor Who and 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Fromhe bestselling author of Fat Chance and Checking Out comes a hilarious story about giving up but definitely not giving inKate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun with alcohol at Fap for the Mothman the heart of it After all what’s entertaininghan a good laugh and a large drink or sixBut recently hose rela. .
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Auflage: IDW Textausgabe to really sethis pair on Scribbleboy the roado Total Temperance Soon Scott And Kate Are temperance Soon Scott and Kate are an alcohol free life and finding out ElfQuest that staying sober can be a little sobering It s just SO MUCH HARDERo cope with every day annoyances without Dear Black Boy that pleasant buzz inhe background And what on earth should Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein theyalk about when ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) they re aloneogether Why The Professional Victims Handbook they re almost like strangers Could it behat Nightmares Angels their marriage is not as strong ashey In the Blink of an Eye thought it wasNowhough I m deathly afraid Las alas de la mariposa thathe foundations of our marriage are actually pretty damn weak and made out of empty gin and wine bottlesNever fear Turns out nothing unites a pair of married strangers like having a common enemy And sweet sweet revenge Whence the Black Irish of Jamaica? tastes betterhan even Rich Men, Single Women the sweetest wineSpaldingakes a serious Twice Retired topic and gives it a humorous spin You really care about his likable characters wincing whenhey screw up and cheering for Ten Twentieth-Century Poets theirriumphs R Well In the Days of the Comet Seventeen Short Stories (Works of H.G. Wells 10) this was a shocker I didn like Period Power this one Usually Nick Spalding can make me laugh until I hurt myself Dry Hard really didn work for me Biblical Standard for Evangelists though because Ihink Until Again that Spalding left out s As you would expect with a Nick Spalding bookhis is really funny In fact I don Jesus Calling think here is a chapter hat doesn involve an embarrassing incident drunken shenanigans he sublime or ridiculous leading o everything from giggles o full on belly laughs I mean you wouldn hink one couples attempt o give up alcohol for a year would be so funny but it is Yet within he humour here are clearly important modern social issues ouched up There is a lot about he whole YouTube fame culture and features assorted YouTuber here is a young adult who just wants her parents o drink less and as a result videos hem over Christmas and ends up with a viral video from which everything spirals Yet even before Christmas we meet both Kate and Scott in individual chapters where hey both have a rather ridiculous drunken mishap One involving a ractor and a wedding and he other involving fireworks and a gin distillery Then Holly s chapters felt like hey were written from an omniscient point of view but also fly on he wall documentary one It felt like he voice was all knowing but at he same ime it really was highlighting very key issues hat could resonate with readers This is actually a very clever novel I horoughly enjoyed whizzing hrough he pages and really didn want it o end Dry Hard had uite a different feel o it han other books I ve read and I hink it would ranslate perfectly into a sitcom with each chapter being a different episode Thank you o Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for his copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily If you ve seen he movie A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga here is one particularly cringe inducing hing hat Bradley s character does while intoxicated hat even hough you re watching what you know o be fiction causes you physical pain That s what reading about he characters in his novel do while under he influence hat is not funny it makes you wince Most often if a loved one doesn realize on her own hat she might have a problem with alcohol a person will stage an intervention In his case Kate and Scott s daughter uses her phone o record heir wild antics on Christmas Day She shows he video o hem and hough hey are mortified hey protest hat hey just like o let off a little steam every now and again Then Holly posts it online it goes viral and her parents admit maybe hey do have a problem and should stop drinking This is when he books stops being painful and starts being enjoyable There is some humor with he use of language but it s rarely laugh out loud funny They ry o stay sober hrough willpower but I don know any people who identify as alcoholic who would say hat willpower will sober hem up In his book hat word is rarely used but Scott or Kate might acknowledge hey have an addiction o alcohol After all if a person could will herself sober she could also just will herself o stop at a drink or wo Sobering up puts other challenges in Kate and Scott s path like what do hey alk about without liuid lubrication I do love stories where characters have a challenge and do heir best o overcome it and grow as human beings and in hat way his delivers For reviews please visit Dry Hard is. Xing drinks have become crutch han comfort and he couple have almost forgotten how o alk o each other soberThen heir eenage daughter Holly uploads a video of heir humiliating drunken escapades which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud and goes horrifyingly viralIn a last ditch attempt o prove
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Nick Spalding ☆ 6 summaryA hysterically funny novel hat chronicles one couple as hey move hrough he stages of addiction recovery From heir manic highs in he hroes of drunken oblivion o heir lows of hitting rock bottom author Nick Spalding infuses enough humor o make he journey one in which he reader fully engages cheering for he characters o make it o full sobrietySpalding s genius here is in his ability o make us laugh even whilst we simultaneously wince Kate and Scott Temple both in heir forties are given voice in alternating chapters he first several of which detail heir drunken behaviors in separate high profile awkward situations The farcical nature of heir retelling of events will cause even he most cynical of readers o ruly laugh out loud but not without an underlying feeling of unease and out loud but not without an underlying feeling
Of Unease And Evenunease and even bit of guilt over finding he couple s alcohol induced actions amusing This ightrope is walked hroughout we snort at heir slapstick antics hen silently follow Kate and Scott as hey explore he depth of heir self deception and fight o recover The other character here hat plays heavily into he plot is he couple s sixteen year old daughter Holly While her parents chapters are old as if Kate and Scott are speaking directly o he reader Holly s actions are retold hrough a narrator who addresses us as if we are sitting next o him This was an interesting choice on he part of he author and one hat results in seeing Kate and Scott as unreliable storytellers often drowned in heir own indulgences The recounting of events hrough an omniscient narration however is felt o paint a authoritative picture as we find ourselves audience o Holly s internal eenage angst revealed without a filter Dry Hard also akes a comical swipe at he iconography of British contemporary culture YouTube is featured as both a vehicle of destruction and of redemption and Spalding akes shark jaw sized bites out of Krav Maga Piers Morgan and even Boris Johnson Jools Holland s Annual Hootenanny is also skewered in one of he funniest paragraphs in he book The Temples are watching Jools Holland s Hootenanny Nobody in heir right mind watches Jools Holland s Hootenanny It s one of he rules of New Year The BBC broadcast it as is heir right and he entire population of Great Britain completely ignores it as is heirsOnly hose suffering severe infirmity or suicidal loneliness have ever sat hrough Jools Holland s Hootenanny To do so under any other circumstances would just be plain wrongIn he end Dry Hard does devolve into a bit of banality but he rip here makes his novel deserving of a read and worthy of high praise Well written with a focused plot no extraneous filler and loads of laughs Dry Hard may be destined o ake its place among he funniest books written his year Spalding will most certainly widen his fan base with his release and rightfully so The book definitely made a fan of his reviewerThanks o NetGalley and Publishing UK for providing me a copy of his book in exchange for an honest review This was a light read about a serious problem alcoholism Kate and Scott Temple are an English middle class couple in heir forties They have a eenage daughter and both are working long hours in heir respective jobs Drinking has become a crutch for when bored upset stressed etc Denial is heir middle name until heir daughter posts online a video of her parents drunk and acting stupid Sobering Dry Hard was a very uick read I don know if it s because I don find drunks funny but ruth be old I got irritated with our protagonists and heir first world problems At imes I found hem whinny and irritating even when some of heir struggles issues rang rue I also hought hat he author was rying oo hard o put a funny spin on hings It didn uite work for me 3 stars I ve received his novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This book has a strong beginning if you like cringing moments with your humour and a strong endingIt sagged for me a bit in he middle but works as a social commentary and a uick funny read 35 rounded up o 4 starsA lighthearted fun read hat was a good change up genre for me Kate and husband Scott are drinkersBIG drinkers functioning alcoholics o say he least They can be outlandish when hey drink and herefore some parts of his book were showing a serious issue in a downplayed manner When heir daughter Holly uploads an embarrassing drunken video of hem on social media it goes viral and hey are forced o address heir issues I really enjoyed how modern day social media involvement was brought into his story The alternating point of views from both Kate and Scott helped show he struggle both individuals went hrough which made you understand each character better I was cheering for Kate and Scott s sobriety had some laughs and really enjoyed his read Special Thanks o NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me an ARC in exchange for an honest revie. O he world hey’re han just boozy idiots Kate and Scott uit alcohol completely But with Holly’s er ‘help’ what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon #DryHardWith he eyes of he Internet upon hem can Kate and Scott stay eetotal and save heir marriage in he process.