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Not bad for my first girlie book!
on 30 January 2007
Me and my wife read totally different books. I like thrillers, adventures and suspense and she likes girlie stuff like yummy mummy. So I thought I'd have a go and see what the fuss was about.
I was determined not to like it but it was OK, funny in small parts but not side splitting. Seemed less like a piece of fiction and more like an exagerated version of the author's own experiences and acquaintances perhaps. The main character once a go-getting career girl seemed a bit too dowdy post baby as if she had lost all sense of the style she once had.
OK OK so I'm a bloke and probably don't appreciate how things change for new Mums (at least my wife has told me that!). But think on - the main male character in this book was a good and caring fella and it was the yummy mummy who got him all wrong as she did the shallow, tofu eating pilates teacher!
It was good, light hearted, lightweight reading with some bits that I could identify with (the NCT group took me back to ante-nate classes!). But I'm going to return to a book which actually has a plot!