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How To Be Married

3.58  ·  Rating details ·  231 Ratings  ·  21 Reviews
Sadie Drew thinks she must be the world’s worst wife. She only needs to walk into a room to make it untidy. She wears flannel pyjamas in bed. Furry things breed in her fridge. But she’s a busy working mother not a wifebot and husband Tom loves her as she is. Until he gets a hot new job and things change. There are alpha-wives to entertain. Nuclear rows. Unsettling secrets. ...more
Paperback, 376 pages
Published 2010 by Headline Review
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Dec 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Sadie Drew thinks she’s the world’s worst wife. She doesn’t keep her home spotless, she’s a tad unorganised when it comes to paperwork and bills, and she’s not exactly fond of her mother-in-law either. However, she loves being a mum and wife to her husband Tom, and everything seems just okay as it is. That is until Tom gets a promotion at works and starts to change towards Sadie. Suddenly, he’s not happy with the Sadie of old and wants his wife to change so she mixes in better with the other hig ...more
Aug 05, 2010 rated it really liked it
A fun book, which makes you think twice about how you treat one another in a relationship. Funny twists throught the book.
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, ebook
Dolce amaro
Piccole perle di saggezza per far funzionare un matrimonio un po' spento riunite a formare una storia che fa si sorridere,ma anche riflettere e a tratti ha un retrogusto un po' amaro.
Ma alla fine si potrebbe riassumere con un:"...non si può cambiare ciò che siamo..."
Justine Frederick
May 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Inspired me to be different in my marriage. Tackled subjects I have struggled with due to clashing ideals of wanting to "be a good wife" but also being quite a feminist.
CriCra CriCra
Jun 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: prestito
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May 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: chi immagina un’eroina pasticciona, pronta a tutto pur di non perdere la sua famiglia.
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La storia di Sadie è una commedia piena di equivoci e situazioni paradossali, che ti trascina nella vita dei due sposini in un momento di crisi. Il nuovo lavoro di Tom lo tiene particolarmente impegnato, sempre a contatto con modelle bellissime, desidera una moglie che si comporti alla perfezione in modo che gli faccia fare bella figura. Ovviamente Sadie non è nulla di tutto ciò. È pasticciona, non rassetta la casa ed è sempre di corsa, rischiando d
Tracy Terry
Jul 11, 2014 rated it liked it
A likeable enough novel, ideal for those occasions when a light read is needed to bury oneself in.

Definitely one for those readers for whom characters are just as important as plot as it is quirky and eccentric characters such as Sadie, Enid, and Perfect Pam who carry the story.

A feel good book with just a tinge of sadness. Whilst How To Be Married isn't exactly laugh-out-loud fodder the scrapes Sadie got herself into certainly provided some welcome chuckles.

Warm, engaging and just that little b
Helene Harrison
Review - A great light read, although I was a little disappointed by it because it was not what I was expecting having read previous work by Polly Williams. I thought it could have been funnier in places. I really loved Sadie and Tom and their clashes made the book quite funny. I also really loved Enid and her wonderful outlook on life. I didn't really get the bit about Eddie and why it was really important, however.

Genre? - Humour / Chic Lit / Drama

Characters? - Sadie Drew / Tom Harrison / Rona
Mar 17, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition

Una premessa interessante, qualche situazione iniziale davvero spassosa, un'infinità di personaggi (la vecchia Enid, in particolare, che offre lo spunto per una parte strappalacrime) e uno stile frizzante. Insomma, tutti i presupposti per rendere la vicenda di Sadie, che vuole diventare una moglie perfetta per salvare il suo matrimonio, qualcosa di davvero originale, pur nella sua leggerezza da romanzo rosa.
Ma, come in gran parte dei chick-lit, l'imprevedibilità è un miraggio: tutto v
Christina Rochester
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. It was funny and fast paced with a great selection of characters. Enid had to be my favourite, she was an absolute laugh.

I felt that Sadie's character was really relatable. I could see myself reacting in the same ways as her.

Definitely worth a read.
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderfully charming book with great memorable characters that's not to serious and not to fluffy. Would totally recommend it for Nora Roberts, Sophie Kinsella, Danielle Steele, and Janet Evanovich fans.
Sep 03, 2011 rated it liked it
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Nov 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Had this book sitting for so long waiting to be read. Now that I have read it I wished it had of been soones as it was an enjoyable read. One picked up from the charity shops.
Jan 11, 2015 rated it liked it
I love a good British humor book... this one didn't disappoint
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
I've given up! The book just doesn't seem to be going anywhere!
Sarah Hird
Jul 19, 2011 rated it liked it
Schmaltzy, good holiday reading though- amusing in sections- could relate to the character's perceived imperfections!
Michelle Sibley
Jul 23, 2011 rated it did not like it
I couldnt get into this at all, i just couldnt get into the story line or relate to the characters.
Paula Cook
Nov 01, 2013 rated it liked it
was good but dragged in places x
Anna Royce
Oct 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this book, light hearted, thought evoking and a few twists
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