I was in for a surprise hardly expecting it to be that pleasant. We haven't seen many female writers who can effortlessly blend a very nimble writing style with good story-telling.
The novel was funny and moving, except for the happy ending which seemed too contrived.
I am sorry I used up my book credit on this book. I downloaded this book the day my son started to cry when he sees me leave for work. Don't call me naive but I thought I would settle the doubt/guilt I feel as a working mother by listening to this book. I guess there are no right answers. If you are a working mother, just live happy with the knowledge that you made the best possible decision for your situation -- & pick another book.
I really enjoyed this book. It was very funny and I think most working mothers can relate to this story. The narrator did a wonderful job. I highly recommend this book.
I have to admit, I couldn't get through the end of this book. I had the thought that it would improve, but the story just seemed so endlessly discouraging and bleak. There were mildly humorous bits, just not enough to sustain my interest. The narrator is great, and I think the book may seem funnier to other people than it did to me. It seemed like all the bad parts of being a working mother and none of the good things.
I found myself distracted by the narrator and the lack of creativity in the book. I wonder if the audio version makes it more difficult to connect? Not sure. At any rate, I did not finish it since I felt I had heard this whining before and was bored. Spend your time with another book.
I can't get into the book because of the narrator's difficult to follow English accent and slurring of speech due to fast reading. This is not a review of the book but rather of the narrator.
I should have read all the reviews instead of looking at the stars (how did it get so many anyway?). I expected a good laugh, but instead I was so annoyed at this selfish, valueless, unloving, unwitty woman. What an embarrassment for working mothers. I have a pretty high tolerance for husband bashing, but I felt sorrier for her husband than any I have ever encountered. And her poor female staff! To say nothing of her children. I'd be interested to know who finds this book funny. This professional, married mother (even though they're grown now) sure didn't.
The main character is the worst of all martyrs.
Readers are expected to feel empathy for a character that cheats on her husband while badly juggling her kids and career. Perhaps I would have liked the main character better if she made at least one decision that made sense.