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Bedside Lovers (and Other Goats)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  17 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Have you ever wondered why you never see a woman playing chess? Why half the Swedes in Sweden sing in choirs? Why a pig's orgasm lasts for half an hour? Or why, when they neither chop nor stick, chopsticks are so called?If you relish laughing out loud at the expense of the pretentious and pompous and like your wit laced with insight and compassion, then take heart. Followi ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 21st 2002 by Scribner Book Company (first published April 2nd 2002)
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Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was ok
I don't quite know why, but this writer kinda annoys me - not to the extent that I can't stand to read his books, but just that level of annoyance whereby I just can't quite say 'yeah, I like his stuff'. Some of these pieces were clever, some amusing, and some downright funny or smart. I think my favourite was the one about the postcard. Others just fell flat or his opinion was so opposed to mine, that I just couldn't enjoy it.
Oh, and I hate the book's title. It has very little to do with the co
Jan 05, 2011 rated it liked it
I bought this at the used bookshop after noticing blurbs from Dave Barry and Bill Bryson on it. While it WAS amusing in places, it just didn't have quite the appeal I'd hoped for.
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Julian "Joe" Bennett (born 20 April 1957) is a writer and columnist living in Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Born in England, he emigrated to New Zealand when he was twenty-nine. Bennett is a columnist for Christchurch's newspaper The Press and the author of several books.

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