Bitter Bitch Paperback – 27 Jan 2011
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This is one of the books that really gets at you. And it is entertaining. (...) It is not just a polemic, not just divisive, not narrow-minded. After Bitterfittan the discussions round the dinner table can do more for equality than all the extremist speeches in the world. (Mattias Bergman Expressen)
Compelling and thought-provoking read (Florence Welch Dazed and Confused)
The book's strength lies in Maria Sveland's honesty and conviction - her anger, sorrow, powerlessness and rebelliousness reach out to us in a way that feels absolutely genuine. (Paulina Helgeson Svenska Dagbladet)
There should be a law demanding that all parents-to-be must read this book. (Moa Eriksson Hallandsposten)
If Maria Sveland's very first book isn't among the paperback bestsellers within six months, then I'll be surprised. Because here there is something sweet and something salty for everyone. (Agneta Rosendal Nerikes Allehanda)
The international bestseller that shocked Europe.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
This is a witty, truthful novelised look at the inequalities women and Mums still face, not just in the big bad world, but right at home. And, apparently, even in Sweden, supposed haven of equality.
I found myself thinking, YES! every few pages as Sveland's heroine uncovered the everyday unkindnesses, unfairness and lack of understanding most women have faced, but aren't supposed to make a fuss about.
She and her husband, who is a pretty good bloke, find their paths diverging more than they had ever imagined after they have a child. The central question is how can there be such inequality between a man and woman who love each other, and how can they survive it? Big, and taboo, themes tackled from a personal point-of-view: I'm buying copies for a few of my girlfriends, and their chaps!
If you prepare yourself to be underwhelmed, the book is probably still worth a read as it does genuinely air, no matter how weakly, many of women's frustrations with how backwards modern western societies still are when it comes to issues of equality.