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Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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"Ruth Rothwax, the heroine of Lily Brett's Too Many Men, is back. The proprietor of a successful letter-writing business, Ruth has just branched out into a new greeting-card line. But it's not easy. Her father, Edek, is driving her crazy at the office. And the very people she thought would be most supportive - other women - are not. Instead of acting in one another's best interests, the women are catty and competitive, behaviors Ruth swears that she will never imitate. Until she meets the one woman who turns her aspirations of sisterly solidarity - and her life - upside down." "Fresh off the plane from Poland, Zofia is a buxom, sixty-something femme fatale with a talent for making balls. Meatballs, that is. When Edek asks his savvy daughter to fund his friend Zofia's restaurant, how can Ruth say no? But Ruth knows that gleam in Zofia's eye, and it means trouble is on the way for all of them." (Publisher's blurb).

Notes

  • You Gotta Have Balls picks up the story of Ruth Rothwax from Brett's earlier novel, Too Many Men.
  • Dedication: For David, my sweetheart and for Virginia Lloyd and her beloved husband John Gallagher, 1956-2004

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Picador , 2005 .
      Extent: 293p.
      ISBN: 0330421964
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      William Morrow , 2007 .
      Extent: 275p.
      ISBN: 9780060505691 (hbk.) 0060505699 (hbk.)
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Harper Perennial , 2007 .
      Alternative title: Uncomfortably Close
      Extent: 275p.
      ISBN: 9780060505707 (pbk.) 0060505702 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Chuzpe : Roman
Language: German
    • Frankfurt am Main,
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      Germany,
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Suhrkamp , 2006 .
      Extent: 334p.
      ISBN: 3518418270, 9783518418277
    • Frankfurt am Main,
      c
      Germany,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Suhrkamp , 2007 .
      Extent: 333 p. ; 19 cmp.
      Note/s:
      • Reprint of 2006 edition.
      ISBN: 3518459228, 9783518459225

Works about this Work

Untitled Adi Wimmer , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 213)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Greetings, that's a Novel Way to Spread the Joy Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 June 2006; (p. 2)
Pictures of Lily John Freeman , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 8-9)
The Many Faces of Author Lily Brett Jacqui Gal , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 21 October vol. 72 no. 4 2005; (p. 21)
Gilding the Lily Caroline Baum , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 November vol. 123 no. 6495 2005; (p. 90)
The Undeniable Charm of a Sitcom Lisa Gorton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 October 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
You Gotta Believe It, Anything Is Diane Stubbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2005; (p. 12-13)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
On Life, Love and Lying Kathleen Noonan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Too Everything Ilana Snyder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 276 2005; (p. 51)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Even Neurotic Girls Can Be Happy Helen Greenwood , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 November 2005; (p. 24)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Brett's New Saga Strikes a Chord David Langsam , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 11 November vol. 72 no. 7 2005; (p. 20)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
The Undeniable Charm of a Sitcom Lisa Gorton , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 October 2005; (p. 4)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
You Gotta Believe It, Anything Is Diane Stubbings , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 15 October 2005; (p. 12-13)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
On Life, Love and Lying Kathleen Noonan , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 15 - 16 October 2005; (p. 5)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Too Everything Ilana Snyder , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 276 2005; (p. 51)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Even Neurotic Girls Can Be Happy Helen Greenwood , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 5-6 November 2005; (p. 24)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Brett's New Saga Strikes a Chord David Langsam , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 11 November vol. 72 no. 7 2005; (p. 20)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Untitled Adi Wimmer , 2007-2008 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 21-22 2007-2008; (p. 213)

— Review of You Gotta Have Balls Lily Brett 2005 single work novel
Pictures of Lily John Freeman , 2005 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 September 2005; (p. 8-9)
The Many Faces of Author Lily Brett Jacqui Gal , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Australian Jewish News , 21 October vol. 72 no. 4 2005; (p. 21)
Gilding the Lily Caroline Baum , 2005 single work column
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 November vol. 123 no. 6495 2005; (p. 90)
Greetings, that's a Novel Way to Spread the Joy Gillian Lord , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 8 June 2006; (p. 2)
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