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Not wishing to lead by example, Tim Dowling, does however have over 20 years of husbandly experience to offer those who would like to ask; Tim, how can I be a good husband? Guardian readers and ardent followers of Tim Dowling’s column will have some inkling of what to expect, others can start here for an answer to marital accord/discord written with some (light) black humour, wit and warmth.
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This book should in no way be read as a guide to a successful marriage. Twenty years ago Tim Dowling and his wife embarked on a project so foolhardy, the prospect made them shudder. They agreed to get married - with the resigned determination of two people plotting to bury a body in the woods. Two decades on they are still together, still married and still, well, he hesitates to say happy, if only because it's one of those absolute terms, like 'nit-free', that life has taught him to deploy with caution. But at the time of writing, Tim could confidently admit to being 100 per cent nit-free. This is the story of how Tim ended up here, along with an examination of what it means to be a husband in the 21st century. Is he a good husband? In a word: no. But Tim is prepared to outline his husbandly failures with jaw-dropping and, perhaps ill-advised, honesty, so the curious reader can pick up some handy hints on how to make a marriage as nit-free as Tim's.
Closing date: 14/06/2019
Praise for Tim Dowling's column:
'Tim Dowling is one of the funniest journalists around, with each of his pieces guaranteed to produce at least one belly laugh and further scattered smiles of appreciation
John Self, Asylum
'The highest-profile newspaper columnist in the UK'
Publication date: 09/04/2015
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 15/05/2014
Publisher: Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||15th May 2014|
|Publisher:||Fourth Estate Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Humour, The Real World,|
|Categories:||Humour, Family & relationships,|
Journalist Tim Dowling was born in Connecticut and moved to the UK at the age of 29. He is the author of 4 books (so far) including a novel, 'The Giles Wareing Haters' Club'. His popular weekly Guardian column has charted the ups and downs of family life, and his largely unsuccessful attempts to be recognised as a competent father and husband, combining self-deprecating humour with a perverse optimism. Author photo © Sam RileyMore About Tim Dowling