Special Delivery: New Mother, New Country and Unexpected New Life

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Funny, moving account of three months in London that changed three lives forever, following the premature arrival of baby Jack, by wife of comedian and film star Denis Leary. An affectionate take on the Brits: why a consultant goes from Mr to Dr to Mr; the filthy taste of Lucozade and the weird but ultimately successful workings of the NHS. An incredible series of events kicks off during what was supposed to have been a brief, weekend trip to England for Denis to appear on 'Live at Paramount City'. At the time, Denis was an unknown comic still struggling for his big break and Ann was just five-and-a-half months pregnant. Their weekend getaway took an unexpected turn the morning after their arrival, when Ann's waters broke as they strolled along Oxford Street. The premature start to Jack's entry into the world saw Ann end up in University College Hospital while Denis used the following months to make it in Britain as a stand up star, partying with Joe Strummer and Mick Jagger in his spare time. It would be five months before the family would return to the United States. The Leary's lives were suddently altered as they now revolved around the NHS, poll tax riots, mad cow disease and a 24-hour badger watch on British TV. This account of the Leary's three months in London is a travel log, an intimate and moving look at family life and the birth of a baby, as well as an insider's account of launching a major career in show business.

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Ann's credits include the feature film, Two If By Sea, starring Sandra Bullock, and Lust, a film written for Showtime Television which received a Cable Ace award in 1998

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'Ann Leary's account of her young family's triumph over adversity is fresh, heartfelt and hilarious. It's like spending quality time with your smartest, funniest friend and learning there's even more there to admire. I loved this book.' Michael J. Fox 'To my surprise, considering it's about babies and things, I loved it.' Frank Skinner

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