Making Divorce Work: In 9 Easy Steps

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An hilarious spoof self-help book from the star of Marion & Geoff and host of the new hit BBC comedy The Keith Barret Show.

‘I don't feel like I have lost a wife but that I have gained a friend. I would never have met Geoff if Marion hadn't left me.’

‘Marion and Geoff’ was one of the most-loved and most-acclaimed BBC comedies of recent years. Rob Brydon wrote and starred as cuckolded Welsh cabbie Keith Barret, recording a hopelessly optimistic video diary about his life as a divorcee. It was a heartbreaking show, darkly comic and brilliantly written. The series won Best Drama at the South Bank Awards, and Rob Brydon won a British Comedy Award for his performance as Keith.

In summer 2004 Brydon took his character Keith Barret to the Edinburgh Festival with a show (or rather a 'talk' or 'therapy session') entitled ‘Making Divorce Work’, which drew on all of Keith's experience as a divorcee. It was a sell-out, and the Daily Telegraph declared it 'More outright hilarious than the TV series'.

Now, after a highly successful series The Keith Barret Show, Keith Barret has settled down and written an indispensable self-help guide to surviving relationship break-ups. In Making Divorce Work, Barret offers advice for the broken-hearted on everything from getting access to the kids (‘my little smashers’) to dating again. It is a brilliant parody of the self-help genre (although Barret has written it with all sincerity), and an intimate portrait of Keith Barret; our favourite eternal optimist.

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Praise for Marion & Geoff:

'A masterpiece.' Express

‘An instant classic.' Heat

'A work of art.' New Statesman

'Bleakly funny and achingly poignant.' Mirror

'Marion and Geoff is remarkable for combining punch with poignancy.' Sunday Times

About the Author:

Rob Brydon is one of the most talented comic writers and actors of his generation. He has written and starred in 2 series of THE KEITH BARRET SHOW, 2 award-winning series of MARION & GEOFF, in the acclaimed series HUMAN REMAINS, the 90-minute comedy drama CRUISE OF THE GODS, the popular ITV series DIRECTOR'S COMMENTARY and the acclaimed LITTLE BRITAIN. Rob Brydon also runs a production company with Steve Coogan.

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