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My Pear-Shaped Life

Narrated by: Amy McAllister
Length: 8 hrs and 42 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Summary

Meet Greta.

She’s funny.

She’s flawed.

She’s hiding so much behind her big smile she’s forgotten who she is.

But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is...being you.

Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn’t matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?

Until Greta realises she’s the only one not laughing. And deep down, she’s not sure if she’ll ever laugh again.

But with her world feeling like it’s falling down around her, Greta is about to discover she’s stronger than she feels. And that sometimes the best moments in life come when it’s all gone a bit pear-shaped.... 

©2020 Carmel Harrington (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Funny, warm, heartbreaking - and so real and honest, it made me squirm in recognition at times. You've never met a heroine quite like Greta Gale and you are going to LOVE her." (USA Today best seller, Catherine Ryan Howard)

"Move over Bridget Jones, step aside Little Miss Sunshine, because Greta Gale has landed! Greta is as real as women come." (Caroline Grace-Cassidy)

"There's something about Greta we can all relate to, and her story has, perhaps, never been more relevant or important. This is a novel full of heart, wisdom, and courage, and you're in for a real treat!" (New York Times best seller Hazel Gaynor)

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Amazing

Awhhhhhhh I loved this book. Funny, moving, definitely relatable. Throughly enjoyable. Amy did a great job as narrator.

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you have to read this

what a fabulous book and a feel good read. no one is perfect but everyone is important. . I laughed out loud and cried too because everyone can see a bit of themselves is Gretta. you've got to learn to love yourself because everyone matters and deswrves it

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Such a magical listen !

This book was just fantastic loved it ! Loads of lol moments and loads or tears. If your having a bit of a hard time just now and feel like your needing a boost I highly recommend you listen to this fun, fear, friendship and family all rolled in to a perfectly narrated book well done this is a keeper for when I’m feeling rubbish

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Fantastic story, very well written

I could not stop listening to this book, it gripped me immediately. The author and the reader both bring the characters to life. Very clever use of The Wizard of Oz as a story back drop, with a warming yet realistic glimpse into modern life.

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Very enjoyable read

This relatable story was most enjoyable and heartwarming. Made my drive to work most enjoyable!

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Predictable chick lit, annoying narrator

Dreadful narrator who made male characters sound like blundering idiots and couldn’t seem to put a t at the end of any of her words. The story was light, boring and predictable.