The Bad Mothers Handbook – Kate Long

16 May

Synopsis – The Bad Mother’s Handbook is the story of a year in the lives of Charlotte, Karen and Nan, none of whom can quite believe how things have turned out. Why is it all so difficult? Why do the most ridiculous mistakes have the most disastrous consequences? When are you too old to throw up in a flowerbed after too much vodka? When are you too young to be a mother? Both hilarious and wise, it is a clear-eyed look at motherhood – and childhood – in its many guises, from the moment the condom breaks to the moment you file for divorce or, more optimistically, from the moment you hear your baby’s first cry to the moment you realize that there are as many sorts of mother as there are children, and that love sometimes is the most important thing of all.

my thoughts – this book reads almost like a diary, centering on three generations of the same family and how times have changed, and sometimes not so much! There are various things covered in this book, family relationships, single parents Alzimers, teenage pregnancy, relationships and more. This was a very enjoyable read and i did find it difficult to put down. it made me laugh in places, made me think in placees and in the end was very sorry that it ended.

ive just found out that this was made into a film/tv adaptation staring Catherine Tate and Robert Patterson, so im definitaly going to give that a watch 😀

rating – 4.5/5


One Response to “The Bad Mothers Handbook – Kate Long”

  1. Shirley May 16, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    A movie version! Should be interesting.

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