What About Me? and What About Me, Too?
Author: Kate Figes
Published: April 2011 (eBook)
Kate Figes is the author of several books about relationships and family life, including Life After Birth, The Terrible Teens, The Big Fat Bitch Book and most recently Couples published in 2010. She is books editor at YOU magazine, the women’s colour supplement at the Mail on Sunday Newspaper and she writes regularly for newspapers and magazines.
What About Me?
The Diaries and E-mails of a Menopausal Mother and her Teenage Daughter.
Sue is a forty-six-year-old GP, mother of two, wife of one. Frankie is her older daughter, just fourteen, ready to start out in life. The pair are diametrically opposite in years and energy, yet both teeter on the brink of the next big thing.
For Sue, forty-six meeting fourteen is where menopause matches adolescence, anxiety is a mother’s middle name, and the new best thing is going to bed. And Frankie? She’s thrown off the sugar and spice chrysalis, is surgically attached to her mobile phone, and is learning about boys, padded bras and the absurdities of her parents.
Nothing in common? Well, for starters weight worries, man troubles and a shared desire to break free of the shackle that is home. Oh, and their emails and diaries…
Wickedly funny, perceptive and at times very tender, What About Me? is a wonderful portrait of real life in an average household, sure to strike a familiar chord with mothers and daughters everywhere.
What About Me, Too?
One toddler, two teens and a granny…
In this delightful sequel to What About Me?, we are a year on…
Sue is a GP, her busy life filled with demanding but lovable patients, demanding but lovable children, a husband and a new dog. But she has just enough time to notice the rather gorgeous neighbour who walks his black lab in the park.
Frankie is about to do her GCSEs, and is absolutely certain that no one is as stressed as she is, nor as in love, nor as confused.
Lola is eleven, and endearingly aware of those around her, including all her friends (and whether they are, or not), her Granny, her pain-in-the-neck but scrumptious new baby brother, and the fact that her Dad is spending a lot of time texting. And when she sneaks a peek at his calls, there are far too many to someone called Laura. Suddenly, Lola feels overburdened with guilt and responsibility, so just what is she to do?
What About Me, Too? is a searingly honest account of life in a normal London household, of how perceptive children can be, and how the dismantling of a marriage can be both devastating and liberating at once.
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