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How to Have an Almost Perfect Marriage Hardcover – 25 Oct 2012

3.7 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Unbound (25 Oct. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908717092
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908717092
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 2.3 x 13.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 521,262 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Mrs Fry's best one-liners are polished until they shine. --Daily Telegraph

The clever wordplay and gags keep coming - consistently funny. --Irish News

Buy the wife's book or I'll never hear the end of it. --Stephen Fry

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Mrs Stephen Fry's guide to an almost perfect marriage. Just like hers. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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I bought this book because I had previously purchased Mrs Fry's Diary and found it to be clever and good fun, so I had high hopes for this. To be honest I think that the author has made a mistake by not sticking with the diary format. Mrs Fry is famous for her Tweets and she excels at that format with her quick and witty posts, this is why the diary was a good read because she played to her strengths by giving us bite-sized morsels of fun. Unfortunately here she has moved away from that format and the book suffers as a result.
A lot of the humour you can see coming a mile off and after a while that starts to get annoying and destroys any sense of fun. Don't get me wrong every now and then she does come up with a good gag or observation which makes you laugh out loud, but these are few and far between. The book makes me think of those successful sitcoms which get turned into feature films and fall flat because they are designed to work over 30 minutes and not over hours. The same applies here, there seems to be a lot of padding in the book to get it to the right number of pages and there appears to be a desperation to try to fit in jokes - even if they are not very funny......or original.
In short, if you get it for a bargain then it is worth a read as it can be entertaining. But don't expect too much fun.
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If you're a Stephen Fry fan, this is definitely worthy or a read. However, if you're not a Fry fan you may find the factual creation of an Unbound writing works to be 'tongue in cheek' whilst filled with intermittent humour that often gets lost in its own interpretation and translation. A comic genre specifically geared at the over 30s. As mentioned, if you like Stephen Fry's humour, it is well worth the purchase, it is certainly fresh, new and creative. This is an unbiased review and I recommend the purchase, try the book for yourself, for it's attraction is subject only to the reader. An enjoyable book, yet for me, not a book for one sitting, but many.
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I got this book as a wee present to cheer mydelf up. And by heck cheer me up it did. I am not going to give to much away but every married person should be given a copy of this on their wedding night. This will enable them to see what is ahead and how to handle it when it arises.
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Loved the previous Mrs Fry and loving this one too... Quite a fun stocking filler present for any Christmas reader.
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This is a crowd-funded book that puts the vanity into vanity publishing. It is NOT by Stephen Fry but some geezer called Ben Veal. It is a parody of a Debretts-style courtship and marriage guide. It contains no useful information - instead it is a string of lame "jokes". It hilariously suggests that you turn up to a first date in a snorkel mask and flippers, and then goes downhill from there. I threw it into a neighbour's recycling.
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very ammusing
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We are about to get married, and the advices from Edna are preparing us for all the ups and downs that come with Marriage.
This book is a "bible" when it comes down to real, proper marriage.
Don't listen to the Priest: listen to Edna. She knows what she is talking about.
The only shame? There is only one Edna and I respect too much Stephen Fry.

Do I need to add anything to convince you this is an amazing book? I'm usually a "slow" reader: finished this in less than 1 week (quite fast for my standard). A page turner!
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Loved this almost as much as Mrs. Fry 's Diary - had me laughing out loud on the DLR. to worry on many occasions!
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