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Why Mummy Drinks

De : Gill Sims
Série : Why Mummy, Volume 1
Durée : 11 h et 7 min
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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 offsprings' 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....

©2017 Gill Sims (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Summer Layne
  • 04/04/2018

Truly a Laugh-Out-Loud Experience

Let me preface my review by noting that the author pulls no punches when it comes to extremely "salty" language. So this novel probably is not for the faint of heart. For everyone else ... read on!

I have very high standards when it comes to humor. TV shows, books written by comedians, my husband ... the exceptions are few and far between. When I read reviews promising laughs galore, I'm skeptical.

So, Why Mummy Drinks is a rare and precious find. I actually not only laugh out loud - a lot - but even throw my head back to do so, every now and then. The narrator's interpretation, pacing, and deadpan delivery, are simply tailor-made for this novel.

Because the author is British, many of her expressions and expletives are not commonly used here in the US ... but they are simply spot-on and I long to incorporate them into my own salty repertoire.

Ms Sims takes stock characters - perfect moms, latter-day hippies, intrusive relatives - to the next level. And her writing style is a treat, as well - the phraseology, the similes, etc - are delightful.

In short - if you are a free spirit with a sense of humor, this Bud is for you!

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  • Catherine W.
  • 26/02/2018

Very Funny!

Would you listen to Why Mummy Drinks again? Why?

Absolutely. It was just that funny to me. And i don't even drink.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Ellen. I think we (mothers) think like her we just don't say it. And she loves her dog - what could be better?

What does Gabrielle Glaister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She did an excellent job with the voices.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Not sure.

Any additional comments?

I never review books but I felt I had to with this one as i very much enjoyed this book. If you enjoy British comedy DO NOT let this book pass you by. I laughed out loud many times while driving down the road.

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  • FibonacciTurtle
  • 10/07/2018

Soundtrack of My Life

If you change the narrator to a black woman from the south then this would basically be the soundtrack of my life. Why Mummy Drinks makes me feel so much less crazy but simultaneously makes me realize how crazy I look to everyone else all at once. But I love this book and I absolutely recommend it to Mums everywhere. Turns out we're all a little nuts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 14/11/2017

Hilarious!

I laughed out loud over and over again It's certainly not for the faint hearted but it is bloody funny!

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  • Pinar Oncul
  • 26/11/2019

Great!!!

Bloody marvellous! Loved the narrator, laughed out loud, I really enjoyed this book! I think every Mum could relate.

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  • Leigh
  • 16/08/2019

Awful narration and whinge-fest.

The storyline is there but told through the eyes of a whinging wife and mother which is supposed to be funny. At first it was amusing and then I thought maybe i was getting sick of the whinging because the narrator’s voice did not match with the age and socio- economic status of the main character. But it droned on and on about all the dreadful things that Ellen should have had full control over, I realised that no one likes to listen to a whiner whining on and not taking control for chapter after chapter. With just 3 hours left of the book I gave up and flicked to the last chapter and read other reviews. It seems you either love or hate this book. I hated it.

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  • amhuerta
  • 12/08/2019

What a sad life this lady has, not funny.

What a sad life this lady has, not funny. upsetting. I wouldn't recommend this book for anyone that wants to be entertained positively.

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  • sophia
  • 29/12/2017

Funny as fuck

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This book gives plenty of good laughs. And who doesn't like humour?

What was one of the most memorable moments of Why Mummy Drinks?

Her recollection of the first time she made dinner for her husband.

What does Gabrielle Glaister bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

She's very expressive, bringing the character to life.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Laughed a lot

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  • Leanne Hegarty
  • 13/01/2019

Miserable and depressing

If you don't like your life and are looking for a sympathiser, this book is for you. Ellen doesn't like her life and just complains, complains, complains. She never really turns the corner and realises that she has what so many others want. Ellen could have an amazing life if she chose to make the most of what she has. She is just miserable. If anything, it made me appreciate the glass half full and being thankful for the things I have. It wasn't really funny. No real laugh out loud moments. This is just a diary of someone who doesn't like their life, doesn't appreciate the little things, doesn't really do a lot to change things, and expects it all to come to her without any effort. Don't bother.

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  • Michael & Nancy Ayala
  • 21/05/2020

Splendid

I think most moms will find this to be something they can relate to in some funny ways. I laughed out loud.

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  • BaS
  • 13/10/2018

Übertrieben, sehr britisch, gut zu hören

Sehr britisch! Die arbeitende Mum aus der Mittelklasse, die eigentlich alles hat, aber einfach ständig denkt, alles anderen bekämen es besser hin - oft dachte ich: Ja, so ist es mit jungen Kindern! Es ist gut gesprochen und lässt sich einfach so runter hören, natürlich sehr schlicht in Sprache und Anspruch.

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