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Diary of a Mummy Misfit [Kindle Edition]

Amanda Egan
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Ever felt like you don't belong?

When Libby Marchant and husband Ned made the monumental decision to sacrifice luxuries and holidays to see their only son Max through private education, they hadn’t expected to meet so many unsavoury and dislikeable personalities along the way.

Happily, the cruel jibes of the pompous ‘Meemies’ are made more tolerable by the lasting and loyal friendship they strike up with the affluent Fenella & Josh.

Follow Libby’s journey as she discovers the chasm between the Haves and the Have-Nots in her mad new world of school committees, designer handbags, bitching and botox.

With Fenella by her side, Libby is able to maintain her sanity. But what happens when the credit crunch bites, you’re desperate for another baby and your Asian neighbour is trying to match-make you with her infatuated son?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 641 KB
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0053UNS60
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #9,121 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Born in London, Amanda trained professionally as an actress at 'Studio 68' and began writing chick/mummy-lit in 2011.

Her first two novels, the 'Mummy Misfit' diaries, have been enthusiastically received as a humorously perceptive insight into the easily recognised, self-obsessed mums found at prep school gates the world over.

Amanda now writes romcoms and has also released two Christmas novellas.

She has a passion for crafts and entertaining and enjoys actively engaging with her readers by sharing news and discussions on her 'Diary of a Mummy Misfit' blog. You can join in by following her on Facebook 'Mummy Misfit - Amanda Egan' or on Twitter @Mummy_Misfit.

Her latest release, Life After Seth', is available now.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well worth it 7 Jun. 2011
By Moira
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Thoroughly enjoyed this. Had a good chuckle and even the odd tear and found I didn't want to stop reading it once I'd started. Loved the characters, a few I recognised from my own life and I could really relate to Libby's character.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The crazy world of London Private Education 5 Jun. 2011
By Mike
Format:Kindle Edition
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 nearly a fifth of all Sixth 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 Mummies and their, almost, patient husbands.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 10 July 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I had never heard of the author Amanda Egan until I met her on twitter, within an hour I had downloaded all three of her books. Having felt like a misfit when I sent my own children to independent school I instantly recognised most of the characters and the fear of the never ending school fees. How ever you choose to educate your children Misfit Mummy is just like all of us, wanting the best for her child while worrying about money, redundancy and all the woes the life can throw at you along the way. At under £2 this book is great value and almost as cheap as a trip to the 99p store. I have now started The Darker Side Of Mummy Misfit and it is already brilliant.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very light and entertaining read - loved it! 14 April 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Firstly, I would like to thank Amanda Egan. When I asked her if I could review one of her books, she very kindly sent me her first one. I totally enjoyed reading it from start to finish. In fact I absolutely loved it and wished it had gone on forever, although luckily there is a sequel to this book which I can't wait to read!

Libby and Ned Marchant make the big decision to forego luxuries and holidays in order to put their only child Max through a private education. But, they never expected to meet quite so many unsavoury and dislikeable people and Libby finds it extremely hard to fit in with the other mums who are rich and snobbish 'Meemies'. Luckily though, Libby and Ned strike up a true friendship with Fenella and Josh, whose little boy has also started at the school. Soon Libby and Fenella become members of the school committee and find themselves lumbered with all sorts of tasks. With Fenella by her side, Libby is able to maintain her sanity even when the credit crunch hits her and Ned.

I found this book to be a very light and entertaining read. I like the style in which it has been written and I love the various nicknames Libby and Fenella gave the parents. Some of them were absolutely hilarious! The rather 'hip' Asian neighbour was funny too. She never gave up trying to match-make Libby with her son.

Whether you have children or not this book is most definitely worth reading. But I warn you, once you start reading it you might find it hard to put down, though it is easy to combine with other books as well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Diary of a Mummy Misfit 7 April 2012
By Jo
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly recommend you read this and and the sequel! I laughed a great deal while reading it, couldn't put it down and really enjoyed getting to know the characters. I think we can all recognise a meemie or two in our own lives and can identify with some of the situations Libby finds herself in! I think Amanda has a talent for writing in an honest, endearing way but managing to find the humour in a situation!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite read! 7 Feb. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I cannot begin to say how much I enjoyed this book. Maybe my un-vaccuumed floors, silent treadmill and unwatched programmes on my generic tv hard drive can indicate how long I have spent just sat reading it!

I think all Mummies can identify with the issues Libby faces in this book, I know I certainly can!

Definitely worth buying!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read 17 Jan. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
I don't know what made me buy this, but I'm glad I did! I love the characters and I love the format of a diary - not my usual type of book at all. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down! The characters are well constructed and recognisable not just from the public school set, but at every school gate in the country. Its crammed with giggles and fabulous lines that I'm determined to commit to memory to use as my own next time I meet 'that sort of person'. Brilliant book and I'd recommend it to any mum that has run the school gates gauntlet!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant funny, book!
A very entertaining book, made me laugh out loud many times! Characters described so well. Loved the double whammy ending too!
Published 8 days ago by HP
5.0 out of 5 stars ... first Amanda Egan book I've read and I really enjoyed it. I don't...
This is the first Amanda Egan book I've read and I really enjoyed it. I don't go in for "chic lit" very much but I did like this, it was funny, and a good story well told.
Published 9 days ago by Fab_and_Frugal
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Well,who knew a novel about the life of a school mum could be as entertaining? Love it.
Published 1 month ago by Deedoc
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Really entertaining - I couldn't wait to get hold of the follow on
Published 2 months ago by Nigel J Finch
1.0 out of 5 stars waste of time
predictable with utterly unlikeable main characters and full of dull stereotypes.
Published 2 months ago by A. Warren
5.0 out of 5 stars PMSL!
Firstly, this is not the kind of book I'd normally read but I had my reasons in doing so.

Secondly, I don't think I've laughed so much reading a book in all my... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Jamie Tucker Dougan
5.0 out of 5 stars It was funny well written and thoroughly enjoyable
Was really taken with this book from start to finish. It was funny well written and thoroughly enjoyable.
Published 4 months ago by Linda Brind
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
I couldn't put this book down. Soo funny and witty, I loved the characters, everyone should have a fenella in their life as well as a mrs S, really uplifting and also moving at... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Ann M. Duncan
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 7 months ago by angel
5.0 out of 5 stars Mummy Mayhem.
Absolutely loved this book! The main characters Lib and Fenella sound like the sort of people it would be such fun to hang out with. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Mrs. M. F. V. Mcknight
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