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2.0 out of 5 stars Purrrleeeezzzzz......, 18 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife (Kindle Edition)
Once upon a time there was a clique of yummy mummies, who owned a whole bunch of real estate, like luxury homes, beaches houses, log cabins by the lake with their own speed boats etc.etc. They talked to their kids as if they were adults and their husbands as if they were children, and life was one long, sad toil of holidays at said real estate, lobster lunches, dining clubs, children's parties, yoga classes, therapy sessions, shopping, tennis, getting their kids' teachers fired and bitch-fests. Along the way one or two (too many) martini cocktails are sunk to cope with life's travails - like finding your best friend has a NBF - and one of the yummy mummies (the one who thought other people would like to pay for the privilege of reading her tedious diary) decided to join AA. Predictably enough, she has a hard time identifying with America's impoverished, exploited, disenfranchised underclass who makes up the majority of attendees but gets (more or less) sober anyway. She then flaunts her sense of moral superiority over her frenemies by hosting the first alcohol-free book club evening. The End.

Yet again there seems to be no relationship between the price of the Kindle download and the quality of the end product. Evidently the author believes that, like her, we all have more money than sense and don't mind throwing it away on this pile of drivel. If you are interested in recovery literature, I heartily recommend that you give this a miss and instead try the vastly superior `Unwasted' by Sasha Z Scoblic, `Cleaning Up' by Tania Glyde or `Drinking: A Love Story' by the late Caroline Knapp. These authors are true story-tellers.
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