Marsha Mellow and Me Paperback – 4 Mar 2004
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'Hilarious' -- More
'try this refreshingly different romantic comedy Hilarious and entertaining -- Closer
A right laugh that will keep you hooked to the end -- Daily Star
This months must-read: the girly wit of Kathy Lette meets lashings of raw sex. -- B
About the Author
Maria Beaumont is an ex-lap dancer who now works as a high-class escort in order to support her two small children and her drug-addicted husband. But don't tell her mum. It's a secret.
Top Customer Reviews
Amy Bickerstaff has written a book - a dirty book, at that. All because her self-obsessed sci-fi author boyfriend dumped her, and writing was a way to deal with the anger. But since her book was published (all due to her sister) more problems have arisen. Very well, so the book is a bestseller, dubbed as 'filth' and 'the teen sex textbook' by much of the press. But Amy has not even told her old-fashioned mother that she smokes, let alone that she has earned a fortune from a book all about sex.
There are plenty of laughs in this book, and amusing yet practical characters. Will Amy finally come out and admit that she is Marsha Mellow? Working as an secretary at the offices of small publication Working Girl, the secret is bound to come out sometime...
Scandalous, funny, and simply terrific. This is one of the best books I have ever read. It is guaranteed to keep you amused, and you will not be able to put it down. A definite must-read!
I was wrong. Marsha Mellow and Me turned out to be an entertaining and very funny page-turner. I have to admit that it did remind me of Bridget Jones in style, but that's no bad thing. In my opinion, many a book has been written since Helen Fielding's contribution to the chick-lit genre that are an insult to intelligence. But not this one.
The story revolves around Tanya. She's written a dirty novel under the name of Marsha Mellow which, she hoped, would keep her identity secret. However, after The Mail get hold of a copy and blast it for it's explicit content, Tanya unexpectedly finds her book at the top of the best seller charts and herself at the centre of a witch hunt to uncover Marsha Mellow's true identity. Add to that a mother who dresses like Edwina Curry (not unlike Bridget's, it has to be said), an adulterous father, a love rat, a gorgeous boss, a gay best friend and a crocked private investigater and you're in for a riotous ride. And trust me, it's as action packed as you're going to get in a book of this kind.
My conclusion: it's fast, fun and a little bit rude. It's not going to stay with you for a long time after you've read it, win any prizes or stir any strong emotions, but if you stick with it (and please do because the very beginning can be a little off-putting!) I'm sure you'll be glad you did. It would make an excellent film, come to think of it.
It is a really humane book that is bound to make you laugh and wince in sympathy with the character. Like all of us the lead lady is scared of the things she shouldn't be and braver than she ever realised. Well worth the purchase price... and if Sophie is reading this - BUY YOUR OWN!
I'd recommend this book to all; men, women, cats, dogs ... I'm sure Nuns would even approve. Buy this book now - yes NOW then lock yourself away and try reading it without laughing; it's like trying to say a famous brand of pate without saying.....
Excellent from start to finish - so buy it now - you'll love it!!!. Guaranteed!.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It started off ok, but I didn't particularly like the character, and it just seemed daft. It seemed to stay at the same ridiculous level all the way through like a Benny Hill... Read morePublished on 16 May 2009 by Amazon Customer
Lies, this is what this book is about, the lies we tell to save ourselves and then the things we have to do to keep those lies going because telling the truth makes things very... Read morePublished on 6 Oct. 2007 by Wyvernfriend
This is a realy fab story. Its got loads of realy great twist that makeyou just want to burst out laughing. Read morePublished on 25 April 2004 by kathrine
I found this book such a great read! I laughed constantly and i badly want 'Marsha's' life!! Read this book if you wanna laugh your socks off with recognition of the characters! Read morePublished on 13 April 2004 by N L Taylor-Ryan
I read a review of this book and took a chance - I'm so glad I did! It's the best book I've read in a long while. It made me laugh out loud. It made me cringe for her! Read morePublished on 1 April 2004 by Susan Dawn Cornwall