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  • ISBN 1594489440
  • ISBN13 978-1594489440
  • Language English
  • Author Fiona Neill
  • Publisher Riverhead Hardcover (July 5, 2007)
  • Pages 352
  • Formats mobi lrf rtf txt
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Womens Fiction
  • Size ePub 1396 kb
  • Size Fb2 1671 kb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 621

A debut novel based on the popular London Times Magazine column by the same name follows the misadventures of stay-at-home mom Lucy Sweeney, who struggles between the chaos of caring for three young boys and her ideals as inspired by a perfectionist reality-television style program.

Fiona Neill is a novelist and journalist. She was born in 1966. Her first novel The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy, based on her column in The Times Magazine every Saturday, was published in 2007.

Fiona Neill is a novelist and journalist. It was widely acclaimed and went on to become a Sunday Times bestseller that sold in twenty-five countries. Brought up in Norfolk, she now lives in London with her husband and three children. Fiona is Fiona Neill is a novelist and journalist.

Fiona Neill is a features writer for The Times Magazine and author and creator of its hugely popular ‘Slummy Mummy’ column. The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy. For Ed. ‘Every woman is a science, for he that plods upon a woman all his life long shall at length find himself short of the knowledge of her’.

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Slummy Mummy is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who . Fiona Neill is a features writer for the London Times Magazine, where her weekly Slummy Mummy column appears. She lives in North London with her husband and their three children.

Slummy Mummy is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who never discovered their inner domestic goddess.

A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took Helen Fielding s Bridget Jones to heart a decade ago-and now has kids. Lucy Sweeney has three sons, a husband on a short fuse, and a tendency toward domestic disaster.

Электронная книга "Slummy Mummy", Fiona Neill A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones to heart a decade.

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Urreur
I am continuing to listen to the audiobook because I paid for it. And I like Katherine Kellgren's voice narration. And I'm often bored in the car. Not sure those are the best reasons to finish a book but that's all I've got. The premise of the book is what drew me in - working mother juggling virtually all of the responsibilities of children, home, and life in general. However, Lucy Sweeney (the main character) is NO Kate Reddy (of I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson). She is, to be quite honest, a mess. Every mother finds herself in frantic moments from time to time, but there is no way anyone is this inept. Mold in the car? Losing your credit card 9 times? And the whole eyebrow thing was just stupid. I work full time and have two children and still manage to not let mold grow in my car. I'm not perfect by any means but come on! The total lack of concentration and complete cluelessness about how to run a house and children (after 8 years! seriously??) began as cringe-worthy and morphed quickly into annoying and frustrating. There are spots where the book really clicks and Lucy appears to be a normal person, but they are unfortunately rare. Lucy relies far too heavily on outright lying or gilding the lily to answer to or excuse everything she says or does. Everything about this character is mess. Even her parents are written as a human form of disorganization. Mess is the primary descriptor for this book. I'm not a "neat freak" but this just crosses the borders of ridiculous and teeters on the edge of being downright slapstick and not at all in touch with reality. I will finish the book but I'm done backing up to catch things I've missed due to the monotony of the storyline. It's difficult at times to keep the thread of the story. I gave this story 2 stars because of the idea of the book, the rare "real" moments and the narrator.
Kerahuginn
This is a wonderful book -- outstanding, heart-felt observations of motherhood and domestic life, combined with wonderfully wry humor and a good plot. Her lines are pitch perfect and spot on -- Neill writes "a silent toddler is akin to an unexploded bomb" and anyone who has ever had small children can sympathize with the state of Lucy Sweeney's car. But Neill also has much that is thoughtful to say about friendship/marrieds and singles/and marriage and children themselves. It is wiser and truer and more artful than Bridget Jones -- such as her few descriptions of the passage of time in children's lives. When I finished the book, I tried another and then decided to return and re-read this again. It's that good -- and the second time it more than held its own. This belongs on any mother's bookshelf. It's something you'll want to share with your friends. Bravo!
Anaragelv
Slummy Mummy is not fine literature, and the situations are improbable. But for those of us cornered into giving a ride to someone in our less than pristine car, or who have been caught on a quick run to pick up kids in pajama bottoms and sweatshirt; it provides a welcome, warm laugh. I enjoyed Lucy and her friends.
Agalas
This book definitely had some funny and interesting moments but those moments were strung together with a lot of whining and rambling.

The endless forgetfulness and silly excuses might be cute and funny when the character is a young single person but by the time someone grows up and has children it's time to get it together.

What really baffled me is that the character supposedly once held a high powered job with a lot of responsibility but now can't seem to keep track of her keys. That's simply not cute or amusing.

Motherhood is hard whether you stay at home or hold a job outside the home, we all know this. We didn't need this book to endlessly whine on about how hard it is. If it's that bad, take birth control. Once you've made the choice to be a mother get on with it.
Jay
This book is a fun, lighthearted read - but one that also has well drawn characters and deep insights into motherhood. Some of the situations you have to take with a grain of salt, but most of the experiences the protagonist has are spot on. I am a mother so I can appreciate much of what she writes and I laughed out loud many times. I would definitely recommend this book to all moms.
Garr
For anyone who wrote a negative review I would have to first wonder if they have children at all or second wonder if they have a sense of humor. This book is great to relate to for anyone struggling to keep it all together and can laugh at themselves! LOVE IT.
Cherry The Countess
If you loved Bridget Jones' Diary as a single woman, you'll love Slummy Mummy as a Mom!
I just don't get all the great reviews for this book. It was ok but nearly as funny as it was hyped to be. The situations she finds herself in were not believable and it read more like a series of columns rather than a novel. I have found other "mommy lit" much more entertaining. If you really want to read it, I would suggest checking it out of the library rather than spending your money.