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THROUGH WILLPOWER BUT I DON willpower but I don t any people who identify as who would say that willpower will sober them p In this book that word is rarely Manon, Ballerina used but Scott or Kate might acknowledge they have an addiction to alcohol After all if a person could will herself sober she could also just will herself to stop at a drink or two Soberingp puts other challenges in Kate and Scott s path like what do they talk about without liuid lubrication I do love stories where characters have a challenge and do their best to overcome it and grow as human beings and in that way this delivers For reviews please visit nothing seems entirely impossible when you re three sheets to the wind does itAfter Kate Temple gets bombed at a client s wedding and has a disastrous encounter with a tractor she s forced to admit that maybe just a client s wedding and has a disastrous encounter with a tractor she s forced to admit that maybe just her drinking has gotten a little out of hand I should probably فرهنگ معاصر پویا/ انگلیسی-فارسی-دو جلد در یک جلد uit drinking At least for a while Prove I don t need it Prove I canite easily get through life without a glass of something fun in my hand Easy peasyAnd funny her husband Scott has been thinking the same thing about himself It s a horrible thing to admit but when life gets difficult or trying for me I tend to jump into a bottle of something nice to make it all betterBut it takes an embarrassing viral video T-Force uploaded to YouTube by their teenage daughter to really set this pair on the road to total temperance Soon Scott and Kate are living an alcohol free life and finding out that staying sober can be a little sobering It s just SO MUCH HARDER to cope with every day annoyances without that pleasant buzz in the background And what on earth should they talk about when they re alone together Why they re almost like strangers Could it be that their marriage is not as strong as they thought it wasNow though I m deathly afraid that the foundations of our marriage are actually pretty damn weak and made out of empty gin and wine bottlesNever fear Turns out nothingnites a pair of married strangers like having a common enemy And sweet sweet revenge tastes better than even the sweetest wineSpalding takes a serious topic and gives it a humorous spin You really care about his likable characters wincing when they screw Wilder Girls up and cheering for their triumphs Recommended to anyone looking for a light comic novel This book has a strong beginning if you like cringing moments with your humour and a strong endingIt sagged for me a bit in the middle but works as a social commentary and aick funny read CommitmentI genuinely have moments in Nick Spalding s books where I laugh out loud I have since his first books learned NOT to read them in public as it avoids embarrassing spontaneous outbursts of laughter snorting when trying to control the outbursts and dribbling tears and saliva out my eyes and mouthAs we have come to expect with Nick Spalding he cleverly mixes serious life changing events with such slap stick comedic scenes that it is not nderstated to say the reader s experience will be an absorbing rollercoaster ride of emotions Dry Hard involves the Temple family husband Scott wife Kate and 17 year old daughter Holly Scott works for a Gin brewery with easy access to alcohol and Kate works for a PR agency that often means nights out and dinner with clients Both Scott and Kate have always enjoyed alcohol and they seem to live jovial pleasant and relaxed lives Holly has watched their constant displays of drunken antics that are often lewd foolish and offensive hidden to them behind a forgetful boozy mist of altered reality Life is full of choices and decisions some feel small and manageable while others feel so monumental that we fear to make mistakes Each decision however has an impact not only on our own lives but on those around s and acutely on our families Scott and Kate are confronted by a video of their drunken antics at Christmas captured by Holly and accompanied by a threat to post on YouTube Strange Weather unless they stop Unwilling to do so ornbelieving that Holly would actually follow through they suddenly find themselves the focus of a video that has gone viral with the hashtag DryHardScott and Kate are initially humiliated and ashamed of their behaviour but eventually come to a decision that the video should be kept online as a huge motivation to stop drinking The constant reminder being all too persistent and the horrible realisation of how drinking was affecting their daughter are the main incentives to commit to a year without alcohol Holly also commits to this endeavour providing a regular online Its Only a Game update to a growing number of subscribers that put her in aniue category of bloggers that can generate financial rewards This brings the attention of others that have made millions with their own YouTube channels and are always looking to capture new opportunitiesThese multiple threads are well woven into a good fast paced story which is an easy read The storyline proceeds as expected the moments of lapse and its repercussions the greedy online social media stars wanting to manipulate a young na. Xing drinks have become crutch than comfort and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other soberThen their teenage daughter Holly The Seduction Expert (The Seduction Expert uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades which gets pickedp by YouTube superstar PinkyPud and goes horrifyingly viralIn a last ditch attempt to prove .
Find all of my reviews at Hard left me in a bit of a conundrum I knew going in this was a book that wouldn t be for everyone since it was about a married couple who were functioning alcoholics so I was really expecting some dark humor What I wasn t expecting was the first 25% to be full of over the top slapstick comedy such as Deciding it would be a good idea to DRIVE A TRACTOR while having zero experience as a farmer through a wedding reception Deciding it would be a good idea to OPERATE A PROFESSIONAL FIREWORKS DISPLAY while not even being a closet pyromaniac let alone a licensed professional Pretending to boff the Christmas tree and then adorning the lingerie purchased for the Mrs in an attempt to prove it wouldn t make her look like a prostitute as she suggested The last one served as the catalyst via a viral video that made the duo decide to try and give p drinking for a yearIt s also where the book took a strange turn and went from this To this Didn t see that one coming Yes the nderlying tone of this book most certainly is one that attempts to inform the masses that social media You Tube and its vloggers in particular may be what eventually leads Before Watchmen (Before Watchmen: Silk Spectre, us to There s a very good chance readers will need to see Shelby in order to pickp Don t forget to fill them out in triplicateI think I need to give this author s other book a shot to see what I really think about his stuff because this one was a mixed bag for me Good news is it costs zero dollars on Kindle Unlimited so if you have that you won t be out anything by picking it p ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review Thank you NetGalley This was a light read about a serious problem alcoholism Kate and Scott Temple are an English middle class couple in their forties They have a teenage daughter and both are working long hours in their respective jobs Drinking has become a crutch for when bored pset stressed etc Denial is their middle name The Harvest Murder until their daughter posts online a video of her parents drunk and acting stupid Sobering Dry Hard was a veryick read I don t know if it s because I don t find drunks funny but truth be told I got irritated with our protagonists and their first world problems At times I found them whinny and irritating even when some of their struggles issues rang true I also thought that the author was trying too hard to put a funny spin on things It didn t ite work for me 3 stars I ve received this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review As you would expect with a Nick Spalding book this is really funny In fact I don t think there is a chapter that doesn
T Involve An Embarrassing Incident Drunken Shenanigans The Sublime Or involve an embarrassing incident drunken shenanigans the sublime or leading to everything from giggles to full on belly laughs I mean you wouldn t think one couples attempt to give p alcohol for a year would be so funny but it is yet within the humour there are clearly important within the humour there are clearly important social issues touched The Pool By the Whispering Trees (Tim and the Hidden People Book C1) up There is a lot about the whole YouTube fame culture and features assorted YouTuber there is a young adult who just wants her parents to drink less and as a result videos them over Christmas and endsp with a viral video from which everything spirals Yet even before Christmas we meet both Kate and Scott in individual chapters where they both have a rather ridiculous drunken mishap One involving a tractor and a wedding and the other involving fireworks and a gin distillery Then Holly s chapters felt like they were written from an omniscient point of view but also fly on the wall documentary tone It felt like the voice was all knowing but at the same time it really was highlighting very key issues that could resonate with readers This is actually a very clever novel I thoroughly enjoyed whizzing through the pages and really didn t want it to end Dry Hard had Magic in the North uite a different feel to it than other books I ve read and I think it would translate perfectly into a sitcom with each chapter being a different episode Thank you to Lake Union Publishing and Netgalley for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily If you ve seen the movie A Star is Born with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga there is one particularly cringe inducing thing that Bradley s character does while intoxicated that even though you re watching what you know to be fiction causes you physical pain That s what reading about the characters in this novel do whilender the influence that is not funny it makes you wince Most often if a loved one doesn t realize on her own that she might have a problem with alcohol a person will stage an intervention In this case Kate and Scott s daughter ses her phone to record their wild antics on Christmas Day She shows the video to them and though they are mortified they protest that they just like to let off a
little steam every now and again Then Holly posts it online it steam every now and again Then Holly posts it online it viral and her parents admit maybe they do have a problem and should stop drinking This is when the books stops being painful and starts being enjoyable There is some humor with the se of language but it s rarely laugh out loud From the bestselling author of Fat Chance and Checking Out comes a hilarious story about giving p but definitely not giving inKate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun with alcohol at the heart of it After all what’s entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink or sixBut recently those rela.
Nick Spalding Ö 5 SummaryVe girl and the expected relationship issues now their view of the world has been resetI didn t feel this was as good as previous novels from Nick Spalding It felt convenient at times and obvious in the plotting I lost interest in Scott and Kate s endeavour at various moments and Holly s actions with regards her parents were a little off for my appreciation I would rate the book 35 stars but with Nick s comedic scenes and his conclusion to the story laying out our challenges in making decisions and how we can appreciate life and accept its failings are important messages so I would happily round p to 4 starsMany thanks to Publishing and NetGalley for an ARC version of the book
in return for an honest review Dry Hard is a hysterically funny novel that chronicles onereturn for an honest review Dry Hard is a hysterically funny novel that chronicles one as they move through the stages of addiction recovery From their manic highs in the throes of drunken oblivion Well this was a shocker I didn t like this one Usually Nick Spalding can make me laugh Love, and Other Things to Live For until I hurt myself Dry Hard really didn t work for me though because I think that Spalding left out some things that could have rounded out the book We hear about how badly Kate and Scott behave when they drink And there s even references to their families realizing it and avoiding them I think it would have been realistic to have the parents and siblings backp Holly their daughter about how they behave when drinking Instead Spalding seems focused on showing why YouTube stars are a problem Treasure Trail / The Crimson Phoenix / Model Murder (The Shadow, unless it s his characters reaping the benefit Dry Hard follows Kate and Scott who though are happily married wish that they had time together When both get stressed they like to drink Unfortunately when they drink they don t have a stop button and it causes both of them trouble at work When they finally turn into boozy messes on Christmas their daughter Holly films them and then posts it on her YouTube channel in order to get her parents to realize they need to stop drinking So that s what Kate and Scott pledge to do For a whole year no drinkingOf course we are supposed to laugh about them getting into scrapes and both wishing for a drink but I didn t find it very funny Both characters are alcoholics full stop Every description of them thinking about drinking drinking til they black out and the remarks made by friends and family shows that they are not seen as sobercompetent Unlike with the other couples Spalding has introduceds to over the years I couldn t warm Vanity Bagh up to Kate or Scott Them deciding to chronicle their non drinking on YouTube seemed out of character and also stupid Spalding does this to tie together the whole YouTube culture thing and it doesn t work at all I get we are supposed to be rooting against someone but the Kate and Scott were hot messes The other characters get very little development Even though we switch to Holly at times I think Spalding could have included of her issues with her parents drinking We get mentions of why she never invites friends to stay over You think her parents would realize that and also really really apologize for it The therapy session scene we get once again sucks The book wasn t that funny to me I mean at first I was smiling and then cringing the whole way through Probably because I have a brother whosed to drink to the point he would black out and wake p and accuse everyone around him of all sorts of things I also had an ex who was a functioning alcoholic I just couldn t find the book very funny I think I would skipped over this if the synopsis hadn t made it seem as if Kate and Scott don t really have an issue with drinking they just over drink a
and get in a viral moment The ending was so nrealistic I think we re supposed to cheer on how things end Preaching to a Post-Everything World up But I already have issues with so called YouTube starssing their platforms and how it can leave bad impressions on teens and adults I am not going to lie I will watch a video on how to snake a toilet or fix a sink However based on all the articles about BS influencers and how some people selling products are pretty much blackmailed into giving these stars money or get bad reviews I just have a bad taste in my mouth about the whole platform 35 rounded Mundane Grimoire up to 4 starsA lighthearted fun read that was a good changep genre for me Kate and husband Scott are drinkersBIG drinkers functioning alcoholics to say the least They can be outlandish when they drink and therefore some parts of this book were showing a serious issue in a downplayed manner When their daughter Holly ploads an embarrassing drunken video of them on social media it goes viral and they are forced to address their issues I really enjoyed how modern day social media involvement was brought into this story The alternating point of views from both Kate and Scott helped show the struggle both individuals went through which made you nderstand each character better I was cheering for Kate and Scott s sobriety had some laughs and really enjoyed this read Special Thanks to NetGalley and Lake Union Publishing for allowing me an ARC in exchange for an honest review. O the world they’re than just boozy idiots Kate and Scott it alcohol completely But with Holly’s er ‘help’ what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon #DryHardWith the eyes of the Internet pon them can Kate and Scott stay teetotal and save their marriage in the process.bit and get