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  • Wicked stepmothers everywhere have cause to cheer. Waldman tells it like it is: Tough, touching and very very funny

    Bella Pollen, author of Hunting Unicorns
  • 'I felt utterly wrung out after I'd read it. Such powerful, honest writing ...All through the story Ayelet Waldman maintains the balance between candidly demonstrating all her heroine's flaws and yet never once losing our sympathy...Fantastic'

    Kate Long, author of The Bad Mother's Handbook
  • Waldman hooks us from page one ... Tells it with a wittiness and pace which never slacken

    Independent on Sunday
  • What is excellent about this book is its realism, crisp observations, and the easy identification it successfully invites

  • 'This book deals with a painful theme in the funniest, most touching and intelligent way. It charts the excruciatingly recognisable traits of mothering brilliantly. I read it in one sitting. I was filled with envy and awe

    Arabella Weir, author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?

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