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Slummy Mummy Paperback – Bargain Price, July 1, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is not dedicated exclusively to adultery. Ms.Neill provides amazing observations about the nature of being a mother, about the responsibilities, difficulties and rewards of motherhood. Lucy's life is a nightmare of sleepless nights, chronic fatigue and endless flow of domestic routine, and yet there's a rare sparkle of such overwhelming feeling that may only be felt towards a child.
..."I feel time passing like sand slipping through my fingers. Perhaps it is good that we remember only fragments of their childhood as we grow older. Otherwise, the loss would be too great to bear."...
Lucy's fears, worries, anxiety, loneliness and exhaustion are not her own. It all sounds so utterly familiar, as if someone overheard your own thoughts and shared your own experience. And yet, the Slummy Mummy does not hold a tiny bit of depression. As if Lucy Sweeney pondered on one of the big-sized dilemmas of her life "To laugh or to cry" and finally voted for the former.
If you are the kind of Mom who finds herself overwhelmed by backpacks filled with "parental contracts," requests that you become an unpaid teacher's assistant not to mention nasty cliquish behavior of some mothers groups--you may end up cheering this book. I know I did.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Definitely a "laugh out loud" read. Funniest parts were some I could relate to personally.Published 23 months ago by Tracy Squires
I loved this book! It was hilarious and on point. For those of us that struggle with the daily tasks associated with motherhood, this book is for you! It's a light, fun read.Published on July 9, 2014 by A. JACK
This book was a really fun read. It was hilarious in many places because Lucy just has the worst luck. Read morePublished on November 13, 2013 by Author Jane B Night
This book definitely had some funny and interesting moments but those moments were strung together with a lot of whining and rambling. Read morePublished on August 27, 2013 by M
Slummy Mummy is not fine literature, and the situations are improbable. But for those of us cornered into giving a ride to someone in our less than pristine car, or who have been... Read morePublished on September 24, 2012 by Amelia Gremelspacher
Have a need to escape from your boring predicable world? Stressed out from trying to balance society's expectations regarding motherhood, wife-hood, and career pressures? Read morePublished on August 14, 2012 by Amazon Customer
With the new school year starting and all the committees, committments, and everything that those things entail - I was looking for some Mom Solidarity!! Read morePublished on September 13, 2011 by asiapyn
The main character frustrated me to no end. She let her kids rule the house at the expense of having a strong marital relationship. Read morePublished on July 29, 2010 by MartifromNY
I thought this book was going to be a lot better than it was. It started off slow. I couldn't get into it and could only manage to read one chapter a day, if that. Read morePublished on May 24, 2010 by Brooke