Are We Having Fun Yet? (Hardback)
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Are We Having Fun Yet? (Hardback)

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Hardback 320 Pages / Published: 14/10/2021
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An uncannily accurate portrayal of the whirlwind of modern family life, Mangan's side-splitting novel introduces Liz and her weird and wonderful brood as she attempts to make it through the year without losing it completely.

Meet Liz: all she wants is some peace and quiet so she can read a book with her cat Henry, love of her life, by her side. But trampling all over this dream is a group of wild things also known as Liz's family. Namely: Richard - a man, a husband, no serious rival to Henry. Thomas - their sensitive seven year old son, for whom life is a bed of pain already. Evie - five year old acrobat, gangster, anarchist, daughter.

And as if her family's demands (Where are the door keys? Are we made of plastic? Do 'ghost poos' really count?) weren't enough, Liz must also contend with the madness of parents, friends, bosses, and at least one hovering nemesis.

Are We Having Fun Yet? is a year with one woman as she faces all the storms of modern life (babysitters, death, threadworms) on her epic quest for that holy grail: a moment to herself.

Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781788161084
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 432 g
Dimensions: 218 x 140 x 36 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Utterly, utterly perfect and brilliant - I think it is, simply, a new classic, and the book every woman will be able to trust to make her happy when she picks it up. Lucy Mangan is a fucking genius. SO MUCH WISDOM IN IT. SO MUCH ANGER. SO MUCH LOVE. SO MUCH LOL. It's just exquisite.' - Caitlin Moran

'Utterly wonderful ... full of love. Enormously uplifting, funny and witty and wry.' - Marian Keyes

'A glorious, outrageously funny retelling of E.M. Delafield's Diary of a Provincial Lady. At once a celebration of the joy of family life and a cry of anguish at the utter hell of it. Laugh out loud, compulsive reading.' - Nina Stibbe

'I read everything by Lucy Mangan, she is one of the funniest writers in Britain.' - Jenny Colgan

'Family life under the microscope - scalpel sharp and gloriously real. Pure Mangan: witty and wickedly funny.' - Jenny Eclair

'Lucy Mangan nails the absurd pitfalls of modern life/marriage/small children so completely and honestly, but with a lightness of touch that means the overall effect is calming and nourishing and feels like having a really good chat with a kind and loving friend. And so funny! I was shaking the bed with my laughter.' - Cathy Rentzenbrink

'Compelling, connecting humour from start to finish ... motherhood made funny.' - Helen Lederer

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“Gorgeous slice of everyday life”

Thanks to NetGalley and Serpents Tail for ARC.

This is a terrific comedy of manners, focussing on Liz, her desire for a quiet life amid the boisterous reality of balancing work, children, husband, parents and the... More

Hardback edition
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MrsElsie

“A good chuckle”

This is essentially an autobiography posing as a novel.
The narrator ‘Liz’ (Lucy) tells us about her life through the trusty medium of her daily diary.
This is light and humorous but not hugely original (think... More

Hardback edition
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“Enjoyable!”

Are We Having Fun Yet?...A year in the life diary of Liz, her husband Richard and their young children Thomas and Evie. The daily grind of family life, schooling, holidays and friendships are retold with gusto and... More

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