The hilarious diary of one man's struggle with life, lager and the female race.
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Billy's Log was inspired by a conversation overheard on a London tube train between two power-dressed, thirty-something career women. In the usual overly loud voices typical of their type, they were talking about the problems of being a single woman in this day and age, and what absolute pigs men were. And so, out of curiosity, and hopeful that I might finally learn something useful about women and what makes them tick, I listened in to try and find out what it was they were really looking for. But the more I heard the more I realised that the people most to blame for their problems were: other women!
For what books like 'Bridget Jones's Diary' and 'Men Are From Mars...,' all fail to realise is that for every female moaning about her age, weight and lack of a partner, there is some poor male somewhere doing exactly the same thing. And, if anything, it's even worse for blokes because if we suffer any kind of emotional turmoil, the only avenue open to us is to get drunk and go to football. And attractive though that is, it's hardly the same as a chic-flick and a choc-fest.
Having thought about this, I decided to write a book that would redress the balance and highlight how hard life as a single male can be these days. After all, not only do we have to deal with the stress of everyday life, we also have to cope with our fellow lads - the majority of whom seem to believe that any sign of growing up is a betrayal of their sex. But it is women who dominate our lives or to be more specific, the battle to deal with the tactics of sexual terrorism they are happy to employ. How we ever find someone to settle down with us is a mystery - but in Billy's Log we learn that even for the saddest of blokes, anything is possible. Eventually!From the Inside Flap:
For Billy Ellis, life is one long series of problems. He's sick of being single, can't hold his drink and his once secret lusting for older women has become the talk of the lunchtime pub. And then there's the trauma of buying soft-porn, the battleground of office sexual politics, and about a hundred other things he has to deal with each and every day. And at 29 years old, he's sick of it. The time has come to grow up.
From the author of the best-selling thriller The Crew comes a brilliantly funny novel that will have men everywhere wincing in recognition as their own failings and insecurities are held up to ridicule.
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Book Description Headline Book Pub Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0747263868