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Definately not her best work
on 12 September 2009
So Lucy follows her husband to Australia with their two children, only to be dumped shortly afterwards. Then starts drowning in her own self pity, and under the weight of Kathy Lettes jokes.
It made me think of a scene in Friends where Chandler and Monica were trying to figure out why some new friends hadn't called. Monica had been saying to Chandler 'but you were so funny, joke after joke after joke' and later she started saying 'joke, joke, joke, joke, joke!' rolling her eyes in exasperation. Thats what I felt like with this book. Too many jokes (or attempts, when you put that many in it becomes unfunny)that took away from the plot.
Also the subline on the cover 'He made love and now its war' isn't really indicative of the book, as the central character spends nearly all of the book playing the victim, so I felt slightly misled. There was also a poorly written sex scene at the end that wasn't needed.
Not terrible, just ok but don't let it put you off Kathy Lette's earlier work because they are worth a read.
Come on Kathy, you can do better.