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              Books by Jessica Dettmann

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              How To Be Second Best

              How To Be Second Best (Paperback)

              By Dettmann, Jessica

              • RRP: $22.99
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              Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the ...best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best. 'Hilarious, heartwarming [and] all too relatable ... Ultimate summer read' Herald Sun 'Sharp and crisp and funny. I was dazzled.' Mia Freedman 'A refreshing and honest depiction of the delirium of modern family life ... while it is undeniably laugh-out-loud funny, it is also incredibly heartwarming and real' Better Reading 'Heartwarming yet biting' Sunday Telegraph 'Full of funny moments, this debut takes a wry look at parenthood, divorce and the messy reality of blended families. ' Who Weekly 'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heartwarming reading.' Ben Elton
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              ISBN 9781460755976
              Published NZ 6 Jan 2020
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              How to Be Second Best
                

              How to Be Second Best (EPUB ebook)

              By Dettmann, Jessica

              A hilarious and heartwarming novel about the complicated, messy, delightful struggles of modern life, for all fans of Marian Keyes, Holly Wainwright and Zoe Foster Blake. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathe...rs a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast.No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix.Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.'Hilarious, heartwarming [and] all too relatable ... Ultimate summer read' Herald Sun'Sharp and crisp and funny. I was dazzled.' Mia Freedman'A refreshing and honest depiction of the delirium of modern family life ... while it is undeniably laugh-out-loud funny, it is also incredibly heartwarming and real' Better Reading'Heartwarming yet biting' Sunday Telegraph'Full of funny moments, this debut takes a wry look at parenthood, divorce and the messy reality of blended families. ****' Who Weekly'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heartwarming reading.' Ben Elton
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              ISBN 9781460710005
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              Language en
              Published NZ 17 Dec 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              How To Be Second Best

              How To Be Second Best (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Dettmann, Jessica

              • RRP: $35.00
              • $26.25
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              A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Three years after her husband left her, Emma is beginning to realise that her ex and his new wife mig...ht be taking her for a ride .... Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she has to try to be the best stepmother and the best ex-wife, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new man to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, How to Be Second Best is a heart-warming, funny and biting look at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best. 'Jessica Dettmann is a fine comic writer. She has an eye for the small details, irritations and inspirations of life which coupled with a truly original turn of phrase and great way with a gag makes for sparkling and heart-warming reading.' Ben Elton
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              ISBN 9781460755969
              Published NZ 17 Dec 2018
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              How to Be Second Best [Bolinda]
               

              How to Be Second Best [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Dettmann, Jessica; Read by Banas, Michala

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
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              Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the ...best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.
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              ISBN 9781460791370
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              How to Be Second Best [Bolinda]
               

              How to Be Second Best [Bolinda] (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged edition, Contains 1 CD-Audio)

              By Dettmann, Jessica; Read by Banas, Michala

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $46.74
              • Save $8.25
              • In Stock At Publisher

              Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneously fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the ...best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.
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              ISBN 9781460791387
              Published NZ 29 Jan 2019
              Publisher Bolinda Publishing
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              How To Be Second Best
                

              How To Be Second Best (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Dettmann, Jessica

              • RRP: $59.99
              • $59.99
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              A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneous...ly fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.
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              ISBN 9780369300423
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2019
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              How To Be Second Best
               

              How To Be Second Best (Paperback, [Dyslexic Edition])

              By Dettmann, Jessica

              • RRP: $64.99
              • $64.99
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              A hilarious and heart-warming debut that captures the dramas, delights and delirium of modern parenting. This is Marian Keyes meets Allison Pearson, with a dash of Caitlin Moran. Going from one child to two is never all that easy for a family, but when Emma's husband simultaneous...ly fathers a third child three doors up the street, things get very tricky, very fast. No longer is it enough for Emma to be the best wife and mother - now she's trying to be the best ex-wife, and the best part-time parent to her ex's love child, and that's before she even thinks about adding a new bloke to the mix. Set in an upwardly mobile, ultra-competitive suburb, this is a funny, biting, heartwarming modern comedy that looks at the roles we play, how we compete, and what happens when we dare to strive for second-best.
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              ISBN 9780369300942
              Released NZ 18 Feb 2019
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