You Gotta Have Balls

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You Gotta Have Balls is a 2005 novel by Australian writer Lily Brett.[1]

Ruth Rothwax is a character that has appeared in Brett's novels Just Like That and Too Many Men.[2] In this novel, Rothwax lives in New York and runs a successful letter-writing business.[2] The story, although told from her point of view, mainly concerns her father, Edek. He moves to New York and, with Zofia and Walentyna, two Polish women who have won green cards, sets up a meatball restaurant named You Gotta Have Balls that becomes a successful enterprise.[3]


  1. ^ "Rock Journalism and Holocaust Shadows: An Interview with Lily Brett". Wheeler Centre. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b Greenwood, Helen (5 November 2005). "Book review - You Gotta Have Balls". The Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 26 April 2016.
  3. ^ Gorton, Lisa (8 October 2005). "You Gotta Have Balls Book review - Undeniable charm". The Age. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 26 April 2016.