- 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: #122,010 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Diary of a Mummy Misfit Kindle Edition
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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!
There was a little bit of coarse language at times, so anyone who doesn't want that in a book would probably not feel comfortable reading this. However, I skimmed over those little bits and just thoroughly enjoyed the story of Libby as she survived her first year with all the "Meemee" mums at the Manor school.
I don't know if this is Amanda's first book or not, but if it is, then she's off to a flying start. You know you've enjoyed a book when you actually feel a bit sad when it comes to an end. That's exactly how I felt at the end of Diary of a Mummy Misfit.
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.
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 8 months ago by S. Samuel
A wonderful read. Humorous, real and human, I loved every page!Published 11 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 11 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 12 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 13 months ago by Diana
Any mother who has a child at a private school will recognise the characters in this novel!Published 16 months ago by Kim Anderson
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