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Cuckoo in the Nest: 28. Back in My Childhood Bedroom. Living the Dream... [Paperback]

Nat Luurtsema
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Book Description

12 April 2012

Keep your enemies close, your family less so...

Last year Nat found herself with nowhere to live. She considered sleeping on the bus and washing in the rain but inevitably ended up on her parents' doorstep. It was only for a month, she assured them, if that.. She repeated this phrase a lot over the next six months, while the housing market stagnated like a spoilt kid's fish tank, and her life followed suit. While her friends pursued normal adult lives, Nat was taking packed lunches to gigs and being treated to lectures on "Why It's Nice When All The Tins Face Forwards In The Cupboard." ("So we can see what they all are at a glance!")

Nat wouldn't say she and those like her were the real victims of the recession, but it would be nice if you did. Then she would do a tiny, brave smile.

A book for anyone who's been forced back to the family nest, parents who can't shake off their adult kids, or anyone who's ever excused themselves from a family gathering for a quick scream into a pile of towels.


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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (12 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444737147
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444737141
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 494,975 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Disgustingly talented. (The Guardian)

Wincingly funny. (The Observer)

Nat Luurtsema is definitely an original thinker. Her inventive, witty routines demonstrate a wonderfully warped logic, taken to the limits of imagination. (Chortle)

Nat's hilarious account of life with the folks will strike a chord with parents and their offspring everywhere! (Star)

Utterly unique, ludicrously funny (GQ)

Laugh-out-loud observational comedy... Fast, frenetic and scatologically funny, Nat's memoir keeps the jokes coming. (Marie Claire)

Side-splitting memoir (U magazine)

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A brilliantly funny memoir from comic Nat Luurtsema, about her time moving back in with her parents at the grand old age of 28

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5.0 out of 5 stars An hilarious treat 15 April 2012
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Before reading this the only writer who had made me laugh out loud on the train was Spike Milligan. Funny lines come thick and fast, and her imagination took me to places I never thought I'd go (or thought I would want to go)! I can't wait for the next helping.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good read 13 April 2013
By Hayley
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A laugh out loud book. The relationship the author has with her parents is so funny but also very moving at times.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud funny 25 Mar 2013
By Mrs M.
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My husband got so grumpy on the train because my laughing was disrupting his reading! I've not read a book this funny in a long time.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out Loud 10 Mar 2013
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As a mother of 2 of the Boomerang Generation I identified with every scenario in this book. I even checked with my daughter that she hadnt written it under another name! So funny & well written!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Laugh out loud 1 Mar 2013
By Lucy
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I loved this book, being in a similar situation to the author I relate a lot to the plot! The writing is brilliant and hilarious, I couldn't put it down. I would highly recommend this book.
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