Simpson's wry humor makes this collection a delight. The stories resonate with the middle-aged woman who's pondering where she's been, where she's going, and why life and relationships can't be easy, but who can see the humor in her situation.
Helen Simpson knows what it is like to be a mum of small children and describes it so well. a great short piece about two women in a coffee shop with one small boy and all the things they are thinking but don't get to say as the child holds the stage. Brilliant.