THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
The prequel to How Hard Can It Be?
Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. Always time-poor, Kate counts seconds like other women count calories. Factor in a manipulative nanny, an Australian boss who looks at Kate's breasts as if they're on special offer, a long-suffering husband, her quietly aghast in-laws, two needy children and an email lover, and you have a woman juggling so many balls that some day something's going to hit the ground.
In an uproariously funny and achingly sad novel, Allison Pearson brilliantly dramatises the dilemma of working motherhood at the start of the twenty-first century.
'If you could buy stock in a book, I would stake all my savings on the success of I Don't Know How She Does It. Here at last is the definitive social comedy of working motherhood' Washington Post
'Funny, fast and full of nail-on-the-head observations' Daily Telegraph
I can't think of a woman who wouldn't want this book
I love Kate Reddy... Her tale made me cry twice, and laugh often
A very clever and frequently hilarious book
Very smart, very funny and very sad...it nails what it means to lots of us to be alive and female in 2011
Pearson is a very witty and moving writer. Her prose is spare and skilful, spiked with ingenious similes, waspish truisms and spot-on social observations