Thursday, 10 January 2019

Review: Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks Why Mummy Drinks by Gill Sims
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.

It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel of a future of people asking if she wants to come to their advanced yoga classes, and polite book clubs where everyone claims to be tiddly after a glass of Pinot Grigio and says things like ‘Oooh gosh, are you having another glass?’

But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’ and stand in the playground trying to trump each other with their offspring’s extracurricular activities and achievements, and boasting about their latest holidays.

Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering ‘FML’ over and over again. Until she remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

A good light hearted read to start the New Year. Most Mums, especially working Mums will be able to relate to this. Many of us will be able to say "been there" and "done that". We've all probably had the moment of enlightenment too where we realise none of us are perfect, we all struggle but we don't talk about it enough. Thankfully most of us won't have to cope with an influx of extra kids and their insufferable parents but it was fun reading about them. Realistic at times but mostly over the top, I enjoyed it.

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