Best Wishes

The funny new book from the bestselling, much loved and eternally hopeful author of The Land Before Avocado and Flesh Wounds


Making the world a better, less annoying place one wish at a time.



'I wish I could think, hope, laugh, dream and, indeed, write like Richard Glover. And I wish every Australian could read this book. A soaring tribute to the power of wishful thinking' Trent Dalton

'Glover asks life's big questions and helps us celebrate the simple joys - bin night, tax receipts that don't fade and the secret thrill of high-pressure hosing' Lisa Millar, co-host ABC-TV's News Breakfast

'Charming, funny and sincere, this is yet another winning book from the only Boomer worth listening to. A triumph!' Tom Ballard, comedian

'He is right about leaf blowers, for example, but quite wrong about breakfast in bed ... Richard's view of the world will frequently have you punching the air and shouting, "Yes!"' Jean Kittson, performer, writer and comedian

'If life is better when we laugh, then this book is the balm' Jacinta Parsons, broadcaster, writer and co-host of ABC Melbourne's 'Friday Revue'

'There is an eternal hopefulness in all this man does. I only wish more of his wishes were granted' Tommy Dean, comedian and regular on ABC 702's 'Thank God It's Friday'

Do you hate noisy restaurants, pre-ripped jeans and pedestrians who walk five abreast?

Do you also have a problem with plastic-wrapped fruit, climate-change deniers and take-away sandwiches priced at $14.95?

And, most of all, do you think the world would be a better place if people got back their sense of humour?

Here's proof you are not alone. Heartfelt and hilarious, serious but sly, Best Wishes is the encyclopedia of 'can do better'. It's a plea for a better world - one wish at a time.

About the author(s)

Richard Glover has written a number of bestselling books, including Love, Clancy, The Land Before Avocado, Flesh Wounds and The Mud House. He writes regularly for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Washington Post, as well as presenting the comedy program Thank God It's Friday on ABC Local Radio. To find out more, visit

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