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While You Were Out [Paperback]

Stan DuBonnet
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Book Description

24 May 2012
You walk the streets for money, you don't care if it's wrong, or if it's right. For seven long years Stan DuBonnet was in that parallel universe that was Fort Apathe: the Cronx before he managed to escape through a rip in the space-time continuum and get back to the real world and he is here to tell you of his fantastic tales of the misshapen misfit misanthrope lords of misdelivery who put the While You Were Out card through your door While You Were In. While You Were Out – confessions of a postman.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (24 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1467931403
  • ISBN-13: 978-1467931403
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 15 x 22.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,022,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Stan DuBonnet lives in Paris where he works intermittently for a security consultancy.

Way back in the mists of time he produced obscure webtoons such as Flash Boyfriend and Flash Band. You can see these webtoons at www.stunnedbunny.com

After having destroyed his reputation in the web media industry he worked for the Royal Mail Group. During his time there he was suspended three times: once for not being into football and twice for taking on the section bully. He went on to sue the RMG for constructive dismissal. And won by a unanimous verdict.

He received a substantial payout.

The rest of his book is, of course, a complete work of fiction.

Other pointless information: Stan DuBonnet is a sad and embittered individual who spends most of his time watching the History Channel. Stan DuBonnet is bad at punctuation. And insists on starting a written sentence with 'And' as a means of getting his revenge back at his English teacher, Mr Watt. He is currently working on his next book: A Pretty Face Don't Make The Tea.

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About the Author

Stan DuBonnet is a very sad and embittered individual who spends most of his time watching the History Channel.

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5.0 out of 5 stars So familiar! 21 Mar 2014
By Nick
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I work as a postie in a large South London delivery office and love this book! Certain things, I'm sure, are exaggerated for comedic effect but all recognisable and witnessed at some point or another. The comedy, the banter, the characters, the weather and the negatives - it's all there. I believe I actually recognise the guy in silhouette on the cover! Well worth a read! Even one of my managers said it should be given to new recruits!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read and very close to what really goes on 10 April 2014
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I'm a Postie in London, I recognised the Landmarks in the book which gave me a clue as to where the delivery office is and was told that this is a fairly true account of what happened, many of the practices are familiar to me and some of the personalities would be pretty much the same in delivery offices up and down the country, I actually enjoyed ready about the mundane aspect of the job and is reassuringly familiar to me.

I wonder what happened to the author since he left Royal Mail a few quid richer.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book, amateur presentation 9 Nov 2013
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I am pretty sure this book has never seen a proof-reader; it is riddled with typing and grammatical errors. What's more, the layout appears to have been achieved on a home computer with no advice from anyone experienced in typography or book publishing. They are small issues (like page numbers appearing on the gutter side of each page) but it is touches like this that could, with relatively little effort, have turned this into a professionally produced product.
All that said, the author clearly can write. Some 400 pages of what is essentially exaggerated ranting would quickly get tedious in the hands of an amateur, but the author pulls it off and makes a very readable and fun narrative.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very funny 23 Sep 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Was a bit put off by the jacket design but it turned out to be an excellent read - you can't judge a book by its cover.....Very Very funny ...........maybe privatisation is not such a bad thing for RM...
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