From the bestselling author of Fat Chance and Checking Out comes a hilarious story about giving up… but definitely not giving in.
Kate and Scott’s marriage has always been a lot of fun, with alcohol at the heart of it. After all, what’s more entertaining than a good laugh and a large drink… or six?
But recently, those relaxing drinks have become more crutch than comfort—and the couple have almost forgotten how to talk to each other sober.
Then their teenage daughter Holly uploads a video of their humiliating drunken escapades, which gets picked up by YouTube superstar PinkyPud—and goes horrifyingly viral.
In a last-ditch attempt to prove to the world they’re more than just boozy idiots, Kate and Scott quit alcohol completely. But with Holly’s… er… ‘help’, what begins as a family promise soon escalates into a social media phenomenon: #DryHard!
With the eyes of the Internet upon them, can Kate and Scott stay teetotal—and save their marriage in the process?
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About the Author
Nick Spalding is the bestselling author of eleven novels, two novellas and two memoirs. Nick worked in media and marketing for most of his life before turning his energy to his genre-spanning humorous writing. He lives in the south of England with his wife.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Dry Hard is the book you can not wait to finish and at the same time the book you want to read slow. You want to know how it is going to end but it's a great read and you don't want to finish it fast. If you are not afraid of being caught laughing out loud while holding this book in your hands- Nick Spalding is for you. Dry Hard is about a husband and wife wanting to stop drinking for the sake of the family. It is also a book about younger generation reaching out to parents; a book about online presence, a book about conflict of generations. It is a story about Kate and Scott. We find them at a certain time in their lives. It has a lot to do with their love to alcohol. Their daughter Holly is tired of the way their family is now. Her parents are ridiculous and don't pay any attention to her. So being one of a progressive generation, she videotapes them at the "very best" and uploads the video to youtube. The attention that video received made Scott and Kate thought about their behaviour. They want to change. So they decide on quitting alcohol for 1 year. Can they do it? What would be the obstacles on their way in the real life and in their online world? Not everything is going to go well. The only thing that i am going to tell you is that the evil character's name is PinkyPud. #DryHard #netgalley
Sometimes I find books humorous enough to make me smile. This book had me laughing so hard that my husband asked me what was so funny. Nick Spalding has an amazing way with words. Dry Hard was a sweet, serious, but touching book about one family’s fight against alcoholism. Meet Kate & Scott, two 30-something worker bees who seem to have a wee problem with alcohol. While the first two chapters delve into the more humorous aspects of what their lives are like, the next chapter exposes us to how their behavior affects their teenage daughter. It’s heartbreaking to see how what they do makes her so unhappy, but she has one novel way of dealing with her angst. Her teenage vlog lets her journal her life for the world to see. And after one rather frightening night of seeing her parents drunken behavior ruin yet another holiday, she decides to use her vlog to expose their behavior to the world. Holly uploads the video of her parents enjoying their holiday just a tad too much. The video goes viral unexpectedly and the repercussions ensue. While Kate and Scott are mortified to know the world has seen them behaving badly, Holly wants to use this to her advantage to get them to quit drinking. This is how our story gets moving into the year of sobriety for Kate and Scott. Even though alcoholism is not a funny subject, Nick Spalding does an amazing job of allowing us to see human frailty and recognize that these people were just doing their best when the alcohol took over their lives. Stress and other influences took what was once just a social and occasional thing to another level. I really appreciated how Spalding dealt with such a tough subject in a way that most of us can relate to.