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April 2011








234 x 153 x 20 mm


200 g

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Fifteen Percent Pregnant

Tony Hardy is 43 and trying to become a dad for the first time. He is typical of those self-absorbed 40-somethings who live in the cashed-up inner suburbs. Delaying fatherhood wasn't a conscious act for Tony. Neither was getting older.

When he and his girlfriend struggle to start a family, he is forced to grow up. They commit to IVF and Tony is forced to reflect on his non-existent relationship with his father and whether he truly wants to be a dad. He is stuck. He is a man in the foetal position hoping to make a foetus.

Fifteen Percent Pregnant is an honest, confronting and funny book about a man's reflections on all things, while watching the girl he loves be pushed, prodded and hypnotised through IVF. Tony critiques childhood, sex, career, tarot cards, a women's pain tolerance versus his own, pregnancy, money, funerals and true love.


Tony Hardy

Tony Hardy is the author of Race Around the Sports World (published by The Slattery Media Group). He has written regularly for The Age, The Australian and Good Weekend. 

From 2008–09, he had his own weekly satirical sports ‘column’ on 612 ABC Brisbane’s Afternoon Show with Richard Fidler.   When not writing, he works as a freelance creative director and has won international awards for his advertising creative.

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