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Thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking. Loved it.
on 7 June 2015
I loved this book. I have known about Stephanie Pearl McPhee for a while, and seen bits of her blog, but then I bought the books and was hooked. They are proper snort-your-tea-through-your-nose-funny, and if ever I wake up anxious in the night, they make reassuring night time reading (unlike Jodi Picoult, I don't recommend tackling her in the small hours if you need cheering up). I was slightly anxious about buying this because someone had said it didn't live up to her previous books, and it's always really sad when that happens. I downloaded a sample, though, and the fact that I was crying with laughter at her cycling trials (I still feel a bit guilty about that) made up my mind. Knitting doesn't feature very prominently, but that's ok, because the things it makes way for are big and true and thought-provoking, and as with her other books I reached the end greatly saddened that there weren't more words still to come. There aren't any knitting tips in here, but if you want some interesting and reassuring observations on life, I thoroughly recommend it.