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Diary of a Mummy Misfit by [Egan, Amanda]
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  • 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
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Congratulations to the author on writing the first book in a long time that I was hesitant to put down (although unfortunately my Mummy Misfit life required that I sneak bits in here and there whenever I could). Diary of a Mummy Misfit is a `must read' book that draws you in by it's colourful characters and entertaining scenarios. This is a story that on more than one occasion had me likening particular events to my own life. The characters are relatable and you will often feel yourself getting caught up in the emotions that they are experiencing - be it anxiety, fear, joy or relief. Reading this book on a Kindle meant that I never really knew how many pages I had left in the book and whilst I wanted to read ahead and find the resolution to each hilarious issue that Libby encountered, I didn't want to reach the end of the book. I quickly felt enveloped into Libby's misfit life and have often found myself wondering what she is up to now. I can highly recommend this book as an entertaining and captivating read.
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I came to this after enjoying the frantic "May contain nuts" by John O'Farrell. I polished this off during a pleasant flight to the Sun - Thank you my lovely little Kindle!

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.
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As a male reader there were two issues that I had to deal with in my own mind before deciding that I would read 'Diary of a Mummy Misfit'. The first was that I am not an avid reader and that a 'diary' is certainly not my preferred genre. Secondly,I supposed that this would be a better 'chic' read than one for the male folks. Having read the diary I think my supposition had substance. However, through the urging of family members, I decided to 'give it a go'!
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!
Congratulations, Amanda!
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Absolutely loved this, but then, I'm a bit of a sucker for British Chick Lit/Mum Lit like this. Even so, I was surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. The characters were fun and so was the story. I felt completely absorbed into main character Libby's world and dilemmas, right through to the VERY satisfying ending.

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.
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As refreshing as Pimms on a summer picnic;
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!
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This is my first book review ( have thought about others) but this book needs
the recommendation.
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.
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