According To Yes Hardcover – 18 November 2015
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- Publisher : Michael Joseph; 1st edition (18 November 2015)
- Language: : English
- Hardcover : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0718159179
- ISBN-13 : 978-0718159177
- Dimensions : 15.75 x 3.3 x 22.1 cm
- Customer Reviews:
French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed (Independent)
There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better (Express)
An enlightening and feel-good read offering a fresh look at life and how to embrace it. Funny and enjoyable to the end (We Love This Book)
Another hilarious novel! (Bella)
French acknowledges in all of this that her happiness is not just chance. There has also been a significant change of attitude to her life. It's why she's called her new book According to Yes, and she writes of the main character Rosie: 'She is the person who, a couple of weeks ago, said no to all the even keel, and yes to grabbing life by the throat, yes to jumping off the edge, yes to what the hell's it going to be like? Yes to being afraid. YES, YES, YES, PLEASE!' (The Times)
A fantastic slam-dunk page-turner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud (Mail on Sunday (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
A hilarious snapsnot of family life in the twenty-first century (Sunday Express (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
Side-splitting, darkly humorous. It will make you laugh with delight (Heat (on 'Oh Dear Silvia'))
A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life (Women and Home (on 'A Tiny Bit Marvellous'))
About the Author
Her number-one bestselling memoir, Dear Fatty, was published to critical acclaim in 2008. A Tiny Bit Marvellous, her first novel, was a great success, going straight to number one and selling over half a million copies. Oh Dear Silvia is her second novel.
UK comedy star Dawn French is a judge for the 2013 series of Australia's Got Talent on the Nine Network.
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Throw in a lot of teaching kids to swear (not big, not clever), VERY odd slang and West Country-isms, and a highly sophisticated elderly New York wealthy lady who thinks 'Looe' sounds like a toilet (but surely that type of 'lady' doesn't pee or poop and certainly doesn't talk about 'lavatories' in public) and this is a book that takes quite a lot of suspension of belief and is a drag to get through.
Honestly? I wouldn't bother.
I love all of Dawn French's books, and According to Yes is no different. I will definitely read it again in years to come.
I thought the author was trying too hard setting the scene in the first few chapters but once she relaxed and got into the flow of the story it really flowed.
Certainly not your run of the mill book !!