- File Size: 753 KB
- Print Length: 355 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: June 1, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0053UNS60
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #160,937 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Diary of a Mummy Misfit Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
Her first two novels, the 'Mummy Misfit' diaries, were enthusiastically received as a humorously perceptive insight into the easily recognised, self-obsessed mums found at prep school gates the world over.
Amanda now writes romcoms and has also released two Christmas novellas.
She has a passion for crafts and entertaining and enjoys actively engaging with her readers by sharing news and discussions on her 'Diary of a Mummy Misfit' blog. You can join in by following her on Facebook 'Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan' or on Twitter @Mummy_Misfit.
Her latest release, 'Recipe for Change', is available now.
Top Customer Reviews
Diary of a Misfit Mummy is a much more anchored, realistic tale of life amongst the Battersea / Fulham set. Lot's of modern cameos - someone will have fun putting this on the screen - all the usual Mumsnet suspects : LK Bennett, Guardian readers, Bankers, Ac-tors, Cath Kidston, Alpha Mummies, Range Rover drivers. Those irreproachably, irredeemably middle class "Social Stereotypes" from the Telegraph.
As a book, it certainly makes you think - why have literally millions given up on Blair's Bog Standard State Schools and Academies in London? Why are more nearly a fifth of all Six formers in Private Education? And what is it about affluence that makes people even more insecure?
Curious that it's only on Kindle - you'd think it would have been a Blog which turned into a Paperback. Maybe there's a "Julie and Julia" style blog somewhere that I don't know about.
Going back to John O"Farrell's book - "May contain Nuts" was an amusing read, and an entertaining TV play, but would have been better without the exam substitution and ultimate conclusion.
Diary of a Misfit Mummy is the better book -realistic characters, and better social commentary on those terrifying Schoolgate Mothers. Could have done with some more polishing - think of it as the Yummy Mummy's version of the "Manchild" BBC TV series, but I enjoyed it, and I'm looking forward to Amanda Egan's next book.
Conclusion: Ideal holiday or commuter read - for Mumsnet Alpha Mummies and their, almost, patient husbands.
Without going into the details of the story, only because I believe that others should read it for themselves, I must say that the book was cleverly written. By reading it at a number of sittings in front of the computer, I was able to 'pick up' the threads of the story without having to remember what 'went on before' and losing the plot.
Guys, if your mothers, sisters, wives, girlfriends or partners access this book, have a read - you'll be surprised by the laughs you'll get and you may even find you can relate to the male characters, not the least of which being the husband, Ned.
There is one aspect of the story that amazes me, and that is that no-one died of alcoholic poisoning!
as sparkling as champagne on a first date;
as warm as cognac on a winters evening;
with as smooth a finish as a fine white.
And all for the price of a half-decent pint!
What a great read!
I bought this book to read on a flight to Hawaii ( 10 hours )
Started it just before I left, and couldn't put it down.
I cant remember the last time I have laughed out loud when reading a book.
I may have chuckled in others, but not laughed.
I just loved all the characters ( the good and the bad)
So as this is my first book review I will leave you with
I downloaded the sequel as soon as I finished.
Amanda accurately creates the world of private education where the "haves" often consider everyone else to be beneath them and the "have nots", who more often than not are just like us - normal people tackling real world challenges. Yes money does make life a lot easier, but most of us are making ends meet on average incomes and struggling to fit in and look right. (Even if we deny it).
Being a complete chick lit addict I can't wait for Amanda's next book! BTW I'm not a mum so will never get to experience the wait at the gate or the boring social evenings. Can't say I'm too upset about that based on "Diary of a Mummy Misfit"!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The diary format made for a fast, easy read. I also liked how the characters stayed consistent, right up to the end. The scenarios were funny and realistic. Read morePublished 2 months ago by S. Samuel
A wonderful read. Humorous, real and human, I loved every page!Published 5 months ago by Anna Becker
Rented from the Kindle store, only to buy later! Awesome author. A portrayal of being a mom in a judgmental environment. I was so entertained! Read it 5 times already!Published 6 months ago by Brianna
Such a fun read. Anybody who has been a stay at home mom will enjoy this little gem. Very British, so some of the terms are not known to Americans. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dean Keyes
I really enjoyed reading "Diary of a Mummy Misfit". When I finished reading this one I immediately borrowed and started reading the sequel. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Diana
Any mother who has a child at a private school will recognise the characters in this novel!Published 10 months ago by Kim Anderson
I found it very easy to relate to the realistic and down to earth life style of the main characters. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Kyla
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