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"My Boyfriend Is A Twat" Blogger Scores Book Deal

We all have complaints about the people we love and live with, but typically they don't turn into book deals. But Zoe McCarthy (no relation to this reporter), a 44-year-old British woman who gained cult fame for operating a blog called "My Boyfriend is a Twat," has recently cashed in on her significant other's tics and quirks. McCarthy, according to the U.K.'s Observer, has received about a $10,000 advance from web-to-print publisher The Friday Project to turn her blog into a book. Not quite a Harry Potter-worthy figure, but nothing to scoff at either.

A twice-divorced office manager with three teenage children, McCarthy describes her blog as "an affectionate guide to spotting, dealing and living with a twat, aka the average English bloke." It's built up quite the following of readers and has won the Best European Weblog category in the user-picked "Bloggies" award for three years running.

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