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Ebook Getting Personal by Chris Manby read! Book Title: Getting Personal
The author of the book: Chris Manby
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Reader ratings: 6.6
Edition: Red Dress Ink
Date of issue: May 25th 2004
ISBN: 0373250606
ISBN 13: 9780373250608
Language: English
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 16.23 MB

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This is Chris Manby's fourth book to be published. I've been meaning to read it for a while, but kept putting it off. I bit the bullet today and sat down to read it.

Lou, Ruby, and Martin are best friends. They meet up once a week for quiz night, and are very close. They're all single and Ruby's coming off a brutal breakup with someone she works with. At a wedding of a distant friend, they find out the married couple met through personal ads and decide to write ads for each other to help sort out the riff-raff. Anything that can go wrong will, and I enjoyed reading it, even though I winced more than I laughed.

While the book could have been completely predictable, it wasn't always and I liked the twists as they came. I felt eager and on edge to find out what was happening next. It could just be me, but even though all three are very good friends, it seemed Ruby got more "air time" than Lou and Martin. All in all, I enjoyed the book, and look forward to reading more of Chris Manby's books.



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Ebook Getting Personal read Online! This author has also released books under the name Chrissie Manby.

Encouraged my by English teacher, Mrs. Pocock, I published my first short story in Just Seventeen when I was fourteen years old. The story was called ‘Whatever happened to the wonderful boy I fell in love with’ and I published it under the pseudonym ‘Carolyn Lane’ because it largely consisted of a transcript of an argument I’d had with my boyfriend. I bought a black denim jacket from C & A with the proceeds.

I continued to contribute short stories to Just Seventeen to help pay my way through university. I studied Experimental Psychology at St Edmund Hall in Oxford. Alas, I devoted rather too much time to my social life and staggered away with an unimpressive 2:2. In retrospect, that 2:2 saved my life. It meant that none of the graduate training schemes I had hoped to join would have me. I wouldn’t become an accountant after all. I moved to London and took a series of temp jobs to support myself. It was while I was working at Prelude Audio Books, a company which took erotic ‘classics’ and put them on tape, that I met my first real novelist: David Garnett.

David is a very well respected science fiction writer, who once dabbled with writing erotica under the name Angelique. Prelude was recording the Angelique novels. One afternoon, David spent a couple of hours sitting on my desk, waiting for my boss to come back from a very long publishing lunch to discuss some unpaid royalties. I told David I’d always wanted to be a writer. He dared me to write a novella like Angelique’s. A few weeks later, I handed him my first full-length manuscript. David cast his experienced eye over my scribblings, helped me tweak it and then passed it on to his editor at Little Brown. Incredibly, she made an offer on it. My dream of becoming a proper writer was reborn.

That first book was called ‘Inspiration’. It centred on the sexual shenanigans of a group of artists in St Ives. Wary of embarrassing my parents, I published ‘Inspiration’ as Stephanie Ash. Four more Stephanie Ash novellas followed, helping me to pay my rent and attract the attention of a literary agent. In 1997, I published my first Chris Manby novel, ‘Flatmates’…

Thirteen novels on the single life as Chris Manby later, I’ve just published ‘Getting Over Mr. Right’ as ‘Chrissie Manby’ (apparently too many people are under the impression that I am a bloke!).

I live in London and when I’m not writing (in fact, even when I’m supposed to be writing) I spend an awful lot of time on Twitter. Follow me on @chrissiemanby.



Reviews of the Getting Personal


TOBY

A hard book, obviously not for everyone.

LOUIE

The most cool book

MOLLIE

Why do you need to drive a phone?

HARLEY

The book caused contradictory feelings!

SOFIA

Frankly, double




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