Why Mummy Swears
The hilarious second novel, and Sunday Times No 1 Bestseller, from author of the smash hit Why Mummy Drinks.
Welcome to Mummy’s world…
The Boy Child Peter is connected to his iPad by an umbilical cord, The Girl Child Jane is desperate to make her fortune as an Instagram lifestyle influencer, while Daddy is constantly off on exotic business trips…
Mummy’s marriage is feeling t
As a parent myself I've encountered many similarities in this wonderfully funny story - the days out to national trust places thinking you're doing the correct and intelligent thing to secretly disposing of end of year school work desperate not to be discovered. The p ...more
If you find yourself needing a bit of light relief from worthy heavyweight literature, then you can do no worse than to indulge your guilty-secret craving with something wickedly funny and undemanding like this follow-up ...more
However, there were some things I just couldn’t relate to:
a) Her choice of swear word is ’ bastarding ‘ - is that even a word?
b) She seems obsessed with her own middle-classness and with preserving her middle-class appearance
c) Her husband is a sexist and self-centred prick. But in a middle-class way.
I didn’t actua ...more
Covering a year from July, and the start of the school holidays, to the following July this hilarious look at motherhood, career adventures and family had me rolling with laughter.
I could write a novel with just my review and include all the times I giggled, snorted and wet myself laughing at life in this dysfunctional but very realistic household.
It is totally relatable and what I loved the most was 'Ellen's voice' it's like hearing a tale from your best friend like ...more
Ellen is such a great main character to spend time with. She is just down to ear ...more
While I admit the book started quite well - fast paced, with humorous moments where I thought 'me too', it quickly deteriorated. The continuous manic speed makes for a crude and abrasive read, and the constant barrage of sentences written in capitals, poor punct ...more
Why Mummy Swears is the second diary written by Ellen. Forty two year old Ellen is married to Simon and they have two children Peter and Jane.
It is another stressful year for Ellen. In a moment of madness she volunteers to become head of the PTA. After working from home for the last year Ellen gets a full time job with a trendy start up company.
This was a laugh out loud book helped by the narration of Gabrielle Glaister. The funniest chapter was the Christmas chapter ...more
Pages - 368
Publisher - Harper Collins
Source - Review copy
Blurb from Goodreads
Why Mummy Swears is the much anticipated new novel from Gill Sims, author of the hilarious Why Mummy Drinks and online sensation Peter and Jane.
It’s every parents’ nightmare – the start of the school holidays – and instead of sitting in the sun, reading a book over a cold, crisp glass of Pinot Grigio, Mummy has two bored moppets to attend to. After frantically booking sports c ...more
(copy from the author via NetGalley and voluntarily reviewed)
Why Mummy Drinks was hilarious and I couldn’t wait to read this. I’m so glad I did. I’m not a parent but I found so many things in this book made me laugh out loud. This book is great fun from start to finish. I was enchanted by it. I loved the part where the family have lunch in a self-catering café which is a hilarious nightmare because each person has their own menu quirk. This was a pleasure ...more
While this book definitely gave me some sidesplitting momen ...more
Why Mummy Swears is the story of Ellen, her husband Simon and their two "precious moppet ...more
Second, everything Mummy says and does in Why Mummy Swears is pure, solid, laugh-out-loud-f ...more
I get how some people would see it as humorous, but I just felt it was trying way too hard without actually being funny. When I first started the book, I was reminded of the way Sophie Kinsella writes and had rather high hopes for th ...more
I was given this as a Christmas present; I truly thought I’d managed to conceal my effing and blinding to behind closed doors at home.
I enjoyed this one; it’s very British, so I’m not sure that some of the gags will translate well for readers across the pond.
It’s actually the follow up book to the very popular ‘Why mummy drinks’. As it was a gift I read this one anyway, but feel that the better stories were *probably* used up in the first one.
I really do enjoy r ...more
I have read the blog which I have found funny, so I had high hopes, but this was really bad.
While I can see the humour in places, I found it all a bit tedious and repetitive. I also got a bit annoyed with the chapter near the beginning about the Guide camp, so obviously made up due to so many inaccuracies. It was a cliche of what a journalist thinks a Guide camp is like. Guide camps just aren’t run like that (I’m a Guide leader ). I ...more
Laugh of loud, amazingly funny book.
I would rate this book Eleventy Billion stars if I could.
Please tell me there is more to come, this can not be the end of Ellen and her fun and frollicks.
Sims is the author of Why Mummy Drinks which was the Sunday Times Fiction Bestseller of 2017, Why Mummy Swears published in 2018, and Why Mummy Doesn't Give A **** published in 2019.
In 2016, she began her Peter and Jane blog, which quickly gained a viral following. Her blog offers a comical response to issues facing parents. She has also writte ...more