The laugh-out-loud debut novel from one of Britain's best-loved comediennes.
Millie was at one time quite well known for various TV and radio appearances. However she now has no money, a best friend with a better sex life than her, a daughter in Papua New Guinea, and too much weight in places she really doesn't want it. When she's asked to be the frontwoman for a new diet pill, she naively believes that all her troubles will be solved. She will have money, the weight will be gone, and maybe she'll get more sex.
If only life was really that easy. It doesn't take her long to realize it's going to take more than a diet pill to solve her never-ending woes....
©2015 Helen Lederer (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.
Nothing like the blurb. It gets off to such a slow start then just doesn't really move on. I got the impression that the writer had a good idea but then had to fill the book up with additional words to meet some sort of quota.
Just not funny at all.
The characters were totally unbelievable.
So good to listen to a story that's a bit different and very cleverly observed from life
Wonderful writing style and clever interaction of characters - cliche I know, but laugh out loud funny and it takes a lot for me to do that!
This book was just up
my street - I love novelty and this book had it. Helen Lederer - you are a natural at story telling - more please!
This book was funny and the character of Milly charms and resonates with many women of a certain age I should think. Overall there was a bit too much skipping over the difficulties she was having and whole chunks of time passed in a paragraph or two where things had got resolved 'magically'. The last chapter is a case in point and totally jars.
I expected better. The bronchial narration without any narrative emphasis made what could have been a very funny book dreary. The plot was very promising.
Jersey, Channel Islands. Addicted to books. Wilde/Coward especially. Adore comedy, memoirs, biographies, history, witches /wizards & silly.
Not having suffered this.
I think it was doomed from the start.
Such a shame, Helen is an incredible actress whom I'm admire, but this was total dross. I shall be seeking a credit refund. Hugely disappointed.
"Could not relate"
I feel bad to say it, but I didn't enjoy it at all. I listened it till the end tho. My biggest issue was that all characters seemed unacceptable for me - I'd never keep contact with anyone so dull, stupid, selfish etc etc. and all characters were like that.
In epilogue it was said that book was suppose to make reader laugh a bit - I didn't crack a smile even once.
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