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Title: Why Mommy Drinks
Author: Gill Sims
Genre: Adult Fiction
Published: 19/10/17
Star Rating: ⭐⭐
 





Synopsis:

Boy Child Peter, Girl Child Jane and Daddy have exciting adventures with Mommy. Daddy likes gadgets. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mommy to drink. Written from the point of view of an exhausted mommy at the end of the day, it’s honest, it’s funny, and it’s a little bit sweary.

It is Mommy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel at a future of people asking if she wants to come to their yoga class, and book clubs, where everyone is wearing statement scarves and they are all ‘tiddly’ after a glass of Pinot Grigio. But Mommy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’, boasting about Boy Child and Girl Child’s achievements. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering FML over and over, and then remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…


Spoiler-Free Review:

*4 Stars*

First things first, I am NOT the target audience for this book, I am not a mum. However, being an aunt and having lots of little people in my life, I thought this one sounded like a really interesting, funny read. I’ve also never checked out the Gill Sims’ blog, which this book is based on, and which I assume is just as humorous.

This book follows a middle-class family life with young children, and is told in a diary format. It covers the everyday aspects of the life of a parent, highlighting the struggles and the funny moments – along with a fair few references to wine and swearing – all of which added to the humour for me!

I think this is definitely one to re-read if/when I have kids of my own, when I feel like these situations will be extremely relatable! Therefore, I would recommend this one to mothers/fathers who are looking for an insight into the struggles/humours of family life, which they are living.

I received this E-Arc in exchange for an honest review and would like to say thank-you to HarperCollins for providing me with an advanced-readers-copy of this book.

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