Slummy Mummy

Slummy Mummy

Book - 2007 | 1st American ed
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Penguin Putnam
A smart, laugh-out-loud debut novel about a deeply flawed but endearing stay-at-home mom, a book for anyone who took Bridget Jones to heart a decade ago-and now has kids.

Lucy Sweeney has three sons, a husband on a short fuse, and a tendency toward domestic disaster. It has been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than three feet high, months since she remembered to have sex, and weeks since her toddler started using the trash can as a toilet. Lucy is living in a constant state of emergency, caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No. 1 and competitive Alpha Mum, making it hard for her to remember exactly why she exchanged her career and sanity for less than blissful domesticity. When she begins a flirtation with Sexy Domesticated Dad, a father from the school car-pool lane, the string of white lies to cover up the trail of chaos and illicit desire starts to unravel and disaster looms.

Slummy Mummy: The Secret Life of Lucy Sweeney is a hilarious novel about the dilemmas of modern marriage and motherhood for those who never discovered their inner domestic goddess. Pitch-perfect and satisfyingly smart, it does for the stay-at-home mother what Allison Pearson's blockbuster bestseller I Don't Know How She Does It did for the working mom: It offers a lovable, flawed character who resonates, entertains, and undoubtedly has it worse than you do.

Baker & Taylor
A debut novel based on the popular London Times Magazine column by the same name follows the misadventures of stay-at-home mom Lucy Sweeney, who struggles between the chaos of caring for three young boys and her ideals as inspired by a perfectionist reality-television style program.

Blackwell North Amer
As any mother knows, no degree of good intentions will counter the natural anarchy of children, and for Lucy Sweeney there is no respite. Lucy has three sons, a husband on a short fuse, and a tendency toward domestic disaster. It has been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than three feet high, months since she remembered to have sex, and weeks since her toddler started using the trash can as a toilet. Lucy is living in a constant state of emergency as she tries to keep up with perfectionist Yummy Mummy and hypercompetitive Alpha Mum, and the white lies to cover up the trail of "Slummy Mummy" destruction are escalating. When she begins a flirtation with Sexy Domesticated Dad, a father from the school carpool lane, the string of lies starts to unravel and disaster looms, making it hard for her to remember why she exchanged her career and sanity for this.
As her own life starts to implode, Lucy looks for answers in those around her - lives that look enviable in comparison with her own frenzied existence - but when she begins to scratch the surface of other people's worlds (including that of the dashing Celebrity Dad), she realizes that perhaps what she has is more precious than she thought.

Baker
& Taylor

Follows the misadventures of stay-at-home mom Lucy Sweeney, who struggles between the chaos of caring for three young boys and her ideals as inspired by a perfectionist reality-television style program.

Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9781594489440
1594489440
Branch Call Number: FIC NEI
Characteristics: 337 p. ; 24 cm

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