About the book
A hilarious and heart-felt story of love, self-discovery and finding true happiness, from award-winning Wiradyuri author, Anita Heiss.
Peta Tully thinks taking a man to Melbourne would be like taking a sandwich to a smorgasbord. That's why she is leaving him at home.
Peta loves her life in Sydney. She has a great job, three deadly best friends – Alice, Dannie and Liza – and a doting boyfriend. The only trouble is, she’s not sure she’s ready to settle down yet. So when she’s offered a twelve-month contract in Melbourne, which might just win her the job of her dreams, she doesn’t have to think twice. She packs her bags and jumps on a plane.
Peta takes a vow of celibacy, but with Melbourne filled with eligible bachelors, sticking to it proves harder than she imagined. As her mum always says, though, being faithful means you can still look at the menu, you just can’t order off it … Right?
Few people could achieve the publishing double of a chick-lit novel and a literary anthology in the same year, but Anita Heiss is one of them - Annabel McGilvray Vive Magazine
Anita Heiss could well be Indigenous Australia's answer to Carrie Bradshaw - Judy Skatssoon AAP (Canberra Times, Adelaide Advertiser, Newcastle Herald, Courier Mail, Sunday Territorian, National Indigenous Times. New York Daily News)
Anita Heiss is a hoot. She is funny, generous, glamorous and looking for Mr Right. When not publishing scholarly editions of Indigenous writing she has a deft way with Chick Lit. - Rosemary Cameron Festival Director, MWF 2008
Avoiding Mr Right is sassy, intelligent, strong, independent and brilliantly funny - Deborah Mailman star of The Secret Life of Us.
Avoiding Mr Right is fun, sexy and adventurous - Terri Janke author of Butterfly Song
Witty entertainment! - Woman's Day.
Cheeky fun...Anita Heiss' witty prose will have you hooked from the first page - Andrea Black, New Idea.
Anita Heiss boomerangs back with Avoiding Mr Right! - Jeanne Ryckmans Vogue Australia.
It's enough to make a red blooded Aussie male install a wall mounted book rack in the ensuite - Darryl Brohman radio personality.
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