This is no misery memoir, but a tell-it-like-it-is account of Stan's trials, tribulations and small triumphs, in and out of the bedroom. One part love story, one part family saga, eight parts outrageous, laugh-out-loud tragicomedy - and then, just for luck, another part love story - Bete De Jour wrenches at the heart strings and the funny bone, and will drag you screaming with laughter through the whole gamut of human emotions.
CHORTLE! as Stan pops his cyber-cherry with the aid of a light sabre, a bowling ball and a large knob of butter.
GASP! as Stan is blindfolded, tied to a bed and abused with an IKEA spatula.
DESPAIR! as the pretty nose of yet another potential love interest wrinkles in utter, utter disgust.
The story of one man overcoming his hurdles and making something wonderful of a miserable life, this ever-hopeful tale will resonate with anyone who's suffered pain and rejection, anyone who's vowed to transform their life and anyone who's ever learned to laugh in the face of adversity.