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Hey Yeah Right Get A Life
Hey Yeah Right Get A Life
by Helen Simpson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.39

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Therapy, 28 April 2006
These stories are worth reading for their literary merit alone -even if you are not interested in the subject matter. This is motherhood, or rather, the choices facing women about whether or not to combine motherhood and work. For some of her examples, it's essential and for others, it's a terrifying thought. But Helen's invention new verbs like "satined" against his skin is gorgeous and original.

Instead of railing against the burden of parenthood, Helen appears to voice her feelings through her fictional characters. It must have been thoroughly therapeutic to do so. Husbands and wives who are trying to 'have it all' or struggle with the demands of parenthood and coupledom will relate to these stories.


Around The World In 80 Dates
Around The World In 80 Dates
by Jennifer Cox
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More than just a snogathon, 25 April 2006
This is an entertaining read for the descriptions of the places Jennifer visits as well as the unusual people she encounters. It is also a very personal book. You feel like you have been invited into her private world as she reasons with her feelings on the page. So, at the end, we are willing her Soul Mate relationship to work. She also includes a One Year On section and, so far, it seems the ending is a fairytale one.


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