Nagging for Beginners by Wendy Harmer

By Wendy Harmer

A wickedly humorous little illustrated reward publication at the artwork of nagging - excellent for girls to offer to their companions (and for terribly courageous males to provide to their better halves ) - from Australia's Queen of Comedy, Wendy Harmer.
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In any yard, in any suburb of Australia, on any day of the week you'll pay attention a nag. It's as Aussie because the cricket in the summer or sausages at the fish fry - hell, it's essentially a game for a few humans. yet a nag isn't only a nag. No, no, no, there's even more to it than that - it's an art.
For a begin, there's the entire other kinds of nags (the vintage nag, for instance, or the diversity nag); various humans to nag (everyone from one's wife to the neighborhood tradespeople); various events for nagging (after intercourse, on Christmas Day, etc); after which there's the ways that know-how can bring up the succeed in and effectiveness of nagging (think of SMS-ing or faxing your nags, utilizing them on your weblog, even making use of small Post-It notes which may usefully be left round the apartment . . .).
Wendy Harmer, Australia's best-loved comedienne (and a long-time gourmand of a great nag) has assembled some of the best nags during this fascinating little e-book that's certain to supply hours of enjoyment and inspiration.
example of the diversity Nag: an inventory of proceedings made with out drawing breath.)

Wendy Harmer is Australia's best-known, best-loved comedienne. She is a mom of 2, veteran of the Edinburgh, Montreal, Glasgow and Mayfest comedy gala's and hosted 2DayFM's top-rating Breakfast exhibit for eleven years. Wendy can also be the writer of 3 books for adults, together with the best-selling Farewell My Ovaries (Allen + Unwin, 2005) and Love and Punishment in addition to performs, a sequence of children's ebook approximately Pearlie, an city park fairy, and the libretto for Lake misplaced, a construction by means of Baz Luhrmann for Opera Australia. Wendy has hosted, written and seemed in a large choice of television indicates together with ABC's immense Gig and In Harmer's method. She has additionally hosted the 9 community tv Logies and has been a typical newspaper and journal contributor, writing columns for Australian Women's Weekly and the Sydney Morning Herald's stable Weekend magazine.

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This is comfortable and clean and familiar. Apart from a tendency among men of a certain age to wear knee-high socks with shorts, these people are just like you and me. This is wonderful. This is exhilarating. This is why I love to come to Australia. There are other reasons as well, of course, and I am pleased to put them on the record here. The people are immensely likable—cheerful, extrovert, quick-witted, and unfailingly obliging. Their cities are safe and clean and nearly always built on water.

And Pamela Harriman, the former ambassador and socialite who died in February 1997, a misfortune that evidently required recording 22 times in the Times. Put in the crudest terms, Australia was slightly more important to us in 1997 than bananas, but not nearly as important as ice cream. As it turns out, 1997 was actually quite a good year for Australian news. In 1996 the country was the subject of just nine news reports and in 1998 a mere six. Australians can’t bear it that we pay so little attention to them, and I don’t blame them.

They replied with simultaneous enthusiasm. Suppressing an urge to shriek, I turned in desperation to the man beside me—an educated-looking older man in a suit, which was striking because everyone else on the train was in casual wear. We chatted about this and that. He was a retired solicitor from Canberra on his way to visit a son in Perth. He seemed a reasonable and perceptive sort, so I mentioned to him, in a confiding tone, my puzzling conversation with the schoolteachers from Queensland. “Ah, Aborigines,” he said, nodding solemnly.

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