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How to Be a Husband

(2014)
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The much-loved Guardian columnist asks what it takes to make a husband, and looks to his own married life to provide the answer. (Anything resembling advice should be taken at listener's own risk.)

You'll never get divorced if you never get married. Not even your granny minds if you live in sin anymore. And if you're single you can choose curtains without somebody else butting in. So why bother with marriage? It can't just be an easy way round having to buy your own deodorant.

Guardian columnist Tim Dowling is a husband of some 20 years. His marriage is resounding proof that even the most impossible partnership can work out for the best. Some of the time.

So while this book is called How to Be a Husband, it's not really a how-to guide at all. Nor is it a compendium of petty remarks and brinkmanship - although it contains plenty of both. You may pick up a few DIY hints. You might learn that, while marriage is founded on love, it endures through bloody hard work. Most likely it will make you whimper with the laughter of painful recognition. How To be a Husband is a cautionary tale about throwing caution to the wind. It's the strange romance of two people consenting to share a roll-on. It's a new manifesto for marriage and an answer to why, even when we suck at it, we stick at it.

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Hardback Editions

August 2015 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 1-62899-649-8 / 978-1-62899-649-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Center Point
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February 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 0-399-17293-9 / 978-0-399-17293-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 0-14-751774-5 / 978-0-14-751774-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 0-00-752768-3 / 978-0-00-752768-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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June 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 0-00-759690-1 / 978-0-00-759690-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
ISBN: 0-00-752766-7 / 978-0-00-752766-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: Recorded Books
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: Recorded Books
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


May 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Be a Husband
Author(s): Tim Dowling
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon UK