'Fabulous shoes, my badly made stews, an Antarctic cruise and ten pounds to lose.
Having to schmooze when I'd far rather snooze.
Skin care and bad hair and what should I wear?
All kinds of views, which I hope will amuse . . .'
Welcome to the magnificent Making It Up as I Go Along - aka the World According to Marian Keyes™ - A bold, brilliant book bursting with Marian's hilarious and heartfelt observations on modern life, love and much, much else besides.
Such as? you are determined to ask.
Well, how about her guide to breaking up with your hairdresser? Or the warning she has for us all after a particularly traumatic fling with fake tan. There's the pure and bounteous joy of the nail varnish museum. Not to mention the very best lies to tell if you find yourself on an Arctic cruise. She has words of advice for those fast approaching fifty. And she's here to tell you the secret secret truth about writers - well, this one anyway.
You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along.
An easy fun read. Lot's of short little tales of real life, and how you feel about certain things. Many of which you will relate to.
I loved the one about breaking up with your hairdresser, the guilt you feel when you want to change lol.
And the obsessions with nail polish, priceless. I could relate to so much in this book.
But it's one of those books, you can pick up an put down, read a bit or read a lot at a time.
I found many laugh out loud moments in this book, and was at one point asked what I was reading as I looked odd sat at the table in work with a silly grin on my face.
REal life, real stuff ready to read.
Unlike many other readers. I have not read many of Marian Keyes books, and without going checking my years old archive I could maybe say this is the first one. So with this book I wasn't comparing it to any other work.
I enjoyed the book, it was *different* i found it quite an easy enjoyable read, with the odd giggle and the odd gasp.
The book kept my attention to a certain degree, and overall it was an ok/enjoyable read.
Stella Sweeney is back in Dublin. After living the dream in New York for a year - touring her self-help book, appearing on talk shows all over the USA and living it up in her 10-room duplex on the Upper West Side - she's back to normality with a bang. And she's got writer's block.
Stella wants a clean break as she didn't exactly leave New York on a high. Why is she back in Ireland so soon? Who is it who keeps calling? Stella wants to get back to being the woman she used to be. But can she? And should she?
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