Slummy Mummy is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who never discovered their inner domestic goddess. Pitch-perfect and satisfyingly smart, it offers a lovable, flawed character who resonates, entertains, and undoubtedly has it worse than you do.
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"[A] crackling-with-wit debut." (Publishers Weekly)
"Hilarious...a literary phenomenon to rival Helen Fielding's Bridget Jones's Diary.....[Neill] plays with the chaos and comedy of 30-something metropolitan maternity and brings it to an unexpectedly moving conclusion." (Anna Wintour, Vogue magazine)
"Get your hands on a copy of [this] debut novel. The chaotic tale of the hapless Lucy will strike a chord with any woman who hasn't quite mastered the art of being a domestic goddess." (In Style)
I will finish almost every single audiobook cause they are so expensive, but I just cannot finish this one, so slow and dull. Not funny at all.
Slummy Mummy is well-known in England, and I'm glad the audiobook made it here! The story is one of Lucy, a really disorganized stay at home mom and the chaos she turns her life into through various missteps. Lucy is still a lovable character and her interactions with her husband, kids, and the other parents at school and in the neighborhood are hilarious.
The reader gives Lucy a great voice and tells her story in a relatable way which makes you sympathize with her (rather than finding her annoying, like some other chick lit characters). I can't wait to listen to the next book in the Slummy Mummy series now!
"Slummy Mummy" was terrific! It was wonderfully written, never predictable, and the ending was laugh-out-loud funny. It brought up some fantastic points about motherhood in the modern age, about the so-called "Mommy Wars" and about marriage. It's GREAT. I highly recommend it - I'm only sorry the author doesn't have another audiobook for sale now. But I'll be keeping an eye out for her next one.
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