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Best book I've read in years!,
This review is from: The Secret Diary of a New Mum (aged 43 1/4) (Paperback)
I have loved every single moment of this brilliant book and was fortunate enough to meet the fabulous author briefly, as she lives in my local area.
It has so many laugh out loud moments that I have shared with so many friends. In fact we have chosen this title for our next book club meeting. Living in Cari's local area, I recognised every description from being at the same ante-natal class, to the same GP surgery etc and I can honestly say that as entertaining as her account of these events are, they are also 100% accurate- no exaggeration! I too found myself shut out of the GP surgery when I didn't have the infamous lock for the buggy and had to get my 3 week old baby weighed. It was so utterly stressful! Funnily enough, I also remember it raining that day for me too. Her comments about the dreaded words 'catchment area' ring so true. I had always assumed that living in a leafy middle class area of London meant we'd be just fine..... but how very mistaken I was!
I would thoroughly recommend this book to all mums, regardless of age, as I believe it is such a steep learning curve for us all.
This book was a joy and a pleasure to read, especially for anyone who grew up at the same time. Memories of Sunday afternoons trying to tape the top 40 are priceless as is my Holly Hobbie doll that I still have!
I bought it as a gift for my sister who is aged exactly 43 and a quarter and expecting her first baby next week - thank you Cari Rosen, she is going to LOVE it!