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Cracks in My Foundation Bags, Trips, Make-Up Tips, Charity, Glory, and the Darker Side of the Story: Essays and Stories by Marian Keyes

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ISBN-10: 0060787031

ISBN-13: 9780060787035

Edition: 2005

Authors: Marian Keyes

List price: $14.99
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Go further under the covers and stay in bed a little longer with Marian Keyes in this winning follow-up to her smash essay collection, Under the Duvet. Written in the witty, forthright style that has earned her legions of devoted readers, Cracks in My Foundation offers an even deeper and more candid look into this beloved author's mind and heart, exploring such universal themes as friends and family, home, glamour and beauty, children, travel, and more. Marian's hilarious and thoughtful take on life makes her readers feel they are reading a friend, not just an author. Marian continues to entertain with her reports from the trenches, and throws in some original short fiction as well.…    
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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 9/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Marian Keyes was born in the West of Ireland on September 10, 1963. She was brought up in Dublin, and then she spent her twenties in London. She earned her law degree from Dublin University and then travelled to London where she worked in an administrative job in an accounts office. Keyes developed a drinking problem, and after a failed suicide attempt, entered a rehabilitation program. Keyes began writing short stories four months before she stopped drinking, in 1993, and when she left rehab, she sent them to a publisher. Included with her stories was a letter saying that she had also begun a novel, which she hadn't. The publisher liked the short stories so much that they wrote back and…    

Introduction
Essays
On the Road
Cheaper Than Drugs
Stack'n'fly
Thirty-six Hours in Jo'burg
Being Sent to Siberia
Climb Every Mountain
Health and Beauty
They Say You Always Remember Your First Time...
Hand Upgrade
Knickers: A Vexed Area
Your Bad Health
Hair-brained
Mirror, Mirror
Faking It
Once Were Worriers
Oh, The Glamour
Fabulous, Darling
Action!
I Shop, Therefore I Am
The Great Outdoors
The Real Thing
Friends and Family
Big Night Out
Villa-itis
Life Begins
Big Air
Eyes Wide Shut
Flaming December
Viva La Resolution?
Hurling Insults
No Place Like Home
Black Out
Queen of the Earplugs
We Really Must Get Together This Year...
Man Power
Season of Goodwill (and Chocolate)
But Seriously
Beyond My Wildest Dreams
Concerned
Rebuilding Children
The "F" Word
Introduction
Stories
A Moment of Grace
A Woman's Right to Shoes
Precious
Soulmates
The Truth Is Out There
Under
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