Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way.
Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility, and she’s caught between her traitorous hormones, unknowable teenage children and ailing parents.
She’s back at work after a break, now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by, her old client and flame Jack reappears – complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it…
If you want something a bit light hearted and very funny then this is the book for you. I found myself really warming to Kate and feeling sorry for what she has to go through with her kids and husband. I did feel as though I could slightly relate to her with her husband and his Bike collection. It really made me chuckle. I loved the story and what Kate gets up to and I shall be looking out for more of Allison Pearson’s books in the future.
I received an ARC copy of this book for an honest review from lovereading. Check out their website below:
Get your copy here:
It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’
But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.
Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…
If you are after a really funny book this is the one for you. I took this book on holiday with me and got some really funny looks for laughing, but I did manage to recommend it to a few women too. This is the first book and the second book why mummy swears is just as hilarious, as I said about why mummy swears you don’t have to be a mum to understand what mummy goes through. I am already looking forward to the next book, this one really cheered me up. Loved it.
Get your copy here: