Mums on Strike Paperback – 16 Jan 2014
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"Funny and poignant, it's an enjoyable read many women will relate to." (Sun)
"Brilliantly funny. This book could spark a revolution!" (Fiona Gibson, author of MUM ON THE RUN)
"A book that is so NOW where many mums are trying to get their "me" back. I wanted to shout "Yes" at every page but I was too busy laughing and nodding my head in recognition. A must read for any mother going through the mumopause." (Claire Smith AKA Ministry of Mum)
Funny and poignant, it's an enjoyable read many women will relate to. - The SunSee all Product Description
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A crushed grape is what finally tips Lisa over the edge. She is fed up of being the only one to do the housework the dinner, taking care of the children as well as holding down a job and yet it seems to be a given that this is her job! Well she has had enough and is now going on strike and so now husband Adam is about to get a shock to the system.
All Lisa wants is for Adam to change his ways and help out with the day to day chores but he is reluctant to agree but soon things begin to get a little out of hand when other women hear what Lisa is doing. Will Lisa get Adam to agree to do half the chores?
There are going to be so many tired and stressful mums who are going to love this book and really relate to Lisa. I don’t have children but even I could relate to her as it is more to do with those pesky lazy husbands who we seem to love but hate! Running alongside Lisa’s story of woes is her best friend Cal and her troubles and also the lovely Mandy and the terrible time she is having with her Italian husband. Adam who is Lisa’s husband was a great character, like a lot of men he took his wife for granted but fair play to him he redeems himself in this book.
The storyline is an easy, light read that has some witty humour ( especially Lisa’s DIY!) but also touches upon some more serious issues. It took me no time at all to read this as it was an easy writing style and the book flowed well.Read more ›
Even though I'm not (yet) a mum myself, I always love reading novels about motherhood and the challenges that come with it. `Mums on Strike' has an original idea at its core which I thoroughly enjoyed; you often hear about mums who feel there is still a rather old-fashioned idea out there in the world that it is the woman who has to do the ironing and keeping the house clean, instead of this being a team-effort. Laura Kemp used this idea and managed to turn it into a funny and captivating read that focuses on a mum going on strike and forcing her husband to rethink the task division in their home, including the troubles and difficult moments that come with this decision.
Lisa is a lovely heroine and a true example to many female readers, I think. She is strong, ambitious (I really liked how she wants to be a great mother and a wonderful wife, but also an independent woman who has her own dreams and ambitions) and she stands up for her beliefs. Laura Kemp shows both sides of Lisa's strike; the pro's and con's and how it influences everyone around her, including her young children, which is part of what makes this novel good. `Mums on Strike' is an entertaining, funny and feminist read and I wouldn't be surprised if this will put ideas in the heads of wives and mothers all around the world!
Contained some sentiments any 'Mum' could relate to regarding being taken for granted and bearing overall responsibility for mountain of daily household tasks but overall certainly didn't absorb me as other books do.
At price paid was disappointing.
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