Slummy Mummy

Slummy Mummy

Book - 2007
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A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took 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. It has been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than three feet high, months since she remembered to have sex, and weeks since her toddler started using the trash can as a toilet. Lucy is living in a constant state of emergency, caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No. 1 and competitive Alpha Mum, making it hard for her to remember exactly why she exchanged her career and sanity for less than blissful domesticity. When she begins a flirtation with Sexy Domesticated Dad, a father from the school car-pool lane, the string of white lies to cover up the trail of chaos and illicit desire starts to unravel and disaster looms. "Slummy Mummy: The Secret Life of Lucy Sweeney" is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who never discovered their inner domestic goddess. Pitch-perfect and satisfyingly smart, it does for the stay-at-home mother what Allison Pearson's blockbuster bestseller "I Don't Know How She Does It" did for the working mom: It offers a lovable, flawed character who resonates, entertains, and undoubtedly has it worse than you do.
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9781594489440
1594489440
Branch Call Number: Fic
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 24 cm.

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