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Ignore the front cover!!
on 13 March 2012
Please, get past the front cover. This book has so much more to say than the ice cream girl suggests.
Not only is it laugh-out-loud funny (there's a thing with a Toilet Duck, I'll say no more) but it deals with the really serious issue of how some men make women feel about how they look.
And how they eat.
And the hypocrisy of not-very-fit old blokes with big appetites telling women how they should behave around food.
Because it's a well-written piece of fiction - Stella Newman clearly knows what to do with a pen as well as a cake tin - Pear Shaped is totally absorbing about James and Sophie's relationship. But you can substitute for James all the powerful communicators who tell women what to look like and what to buy - and what to deny themselves - in order to look that way. And you can substitute for Sophie all the women who struggle daily with how we're 'supposed' to be.
It's important for all of us that Sophie breaks free of James (read the book to find out if she does...!)
Because, despite the daft cover, there's a lot more than ice cream at stake.