I don't think I've laughed so hard in a while! The super-savvy Libbi Gorr and her hostess with the mostess, the gorgeous Dixie Marshall (who offered to sleep with Map Guy - it's a long story), who have been good friends for years, had Aunty Penny and I almost wetting ourselves laughing. Tricky wasn't too impressed because he was asleep on my lap and every time I guffawed he would startle. Sorry, Tricks, but Mama needed a little break in the tension.
I've admired Libbi (see that, we're totally on a first name basis now) from her days on Live & Sweaty when she was the Doc-Marten clad Elle McFeast - though I'll admit to not actually caring about the content (sport, ick), I just liked the way she was able to make hunky footballers feel uncomfortable by asking the questions no one else could. For someone like me who is a born shit-stirrer, it really appealed.
This is Libbi's first book, and it was "written in between feeds" and is perfect for reading that way too because it's little snippets of information and you don't have to remember plot or even characters (see Time, Never Enough p173). Plus you'll get a few giggles along the way!
You will learn the difference between a play date and just using a Mummy friend as a free babysitter (see Dumping, Children p45), how to get out of a play date when you really can't be bothered (see Hairdressing Appointment, Feigned p67), how to sound intelligent when your eyes are falling out of your skull (see Sleep Deprived p156; Dostoevsky p43) and how one may be punished if seen to be treating another Mummy ungraciously (see Chops, Quick Slap Across The p30; Bitch, She's Such A p19).
|If it wasn't for the AVO, we'd be besties|
If you would like to get your hands on this book, which will help you navigate your way around the social nuances of Mamahood, then run off to your local book stores and for $29.99 it can all be yours... or if you'd like to get your hands on a SIGNED COPY then all you have to do is be a follower of Where's My Glow? and leave a comment below telling me your best Mummy Manners tip (mine would be: Despite it's comedic value, it's best not to intentionally spray breastmilk on another Mummy). If you'd like a bonus entry you can tweet this giveaway then come back and leave a comment letting me know!
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Mummy Manners from HarperCollins Publishing... I chose to get that copy signed to give away.
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