I bought this book for my son, who's always hated to be considered 'middle class' despite a good public school upbringing. I thought he might enjoy laughing at himself and learn that everyone these days considers themselves middle class. I don't think I'm going to give it to him, though; it makes me laugh too much myself and I find myself looking at my friends in a different light and wondering which of the characters describes them best. Christopher Matthew writes with affection and gentle mockery and it's a very funny combination.
This would have been very good Seasonal offering coming out as it did before Christmas but very acceptable at any time - amusing and very well illustrated. How we love others mishaps but in other instances ........."we have all been there"! In all: a fine and well produced publication.