Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife - Niamh Greene Reviews
Description:ISBN 1844881369 / Author: Niamh Greene / Genre: Fiction / Publisher: Penguin Ireland / When Susie's maiden aunt gives her a housekeeping ... more
Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife - Niamh Greene ... journal, she expects Susie to use it for jotting down nutritious recipes and planning household budgets. But Susie has more important things on her mind ...Like how to keep sane while trying to control a four-year-old diva who thinks she's Judy Garland, as well as a thrill-seeking toddler with a death wish. Not to mention managing a demanding husband who expects a home-cooked meal at least once a fortnight and inconsiderate parents who seem to think luxury spa breaks are more important than spending time with their grandchildren. On top of that, there's the small matter of the Lone Father at the children's play group who is clearly smitten and Susie's passing interest in Posh'n'Becks, Wayne and Colleen, Brad'n'Jen'n'Angelina ...Susie's journal chronicles a hectic year in the life of a stay at home mother, whose one ambition is to possess an outfit that is free of snot stains.
Newest Review: ... is incredibly witty, and it was enough to keep me highly engaged when I first read it, but also when I have read it again ... more
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by - written on 26/09/13 (Very useful, 85 readings)
I went through a phase just after having had children myself where I didn't have a lot of time for reading, and I found it easiest to pick up Mummy fiction style books that were about women who had children. I had a lot in common with the characters, and I was also able to read without much brain power and it didn't take a lot of effort to follow and engage with the plot. The genre seems a little formulaic. Take a woman who used to have a career, then had a child or children. Show that it is not quite as easy as the woman thought motherhood would be as you follow her day to day activities. Have her doubt her relationship as her partner continues working and ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/06/10 (Very useful, 25 readings)
I felt an instant connection with this book as soon as I read the title on the library shelf. I am currently a stay at home mum and could empathise with the blurb about the constant battle with trying to run a home bring up two children whilst constantly trying to prove that you are indeed living a worthwhile existance and not just lazy and workshy. This book is written by an excellent author called Niamh Greene. I had never heard of this author before, but I was very impressed with her style of writing which was extremely witty and very engaging. The story revolves around suzie a mother of two small children. She used to have a succesful job in PR ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/06/09 (Very useful, 59 readings)
I was passed a copy of secret Diary of a demented housewife by a friend as they thought I might enjoy it after mentioning I like reading chick lit. The book is based around Susie Hunt, a thirty something wife or Joe, mother of Katie and Jack living in Dublin. Written in diary format, the book spans across almost a whole year in which obviously a lot can happen. I hadn't realised the format was a diary when I first accepted the book. I'm not usually a fan of reading someone's diary but I decided to give it a go. I'll point out now that I have started this book twice and put it down again at the bottom of my pile before finally going back to it and persevering to ... Read the complete review
by - written on 28/07/08 (Very useful, 208 readings)
Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife - Niamh Greene Suzie Hunt has given up her Very Important Job in PR to be a full time mother to her two children, Katie and Jack. The story begins just at the end of the summer holiday in Dublin in Ireland, where Suzie is on the verge of going crazy! Fortunately playschool for Katie begins again and Suzie can't help feeling a little tearful, however Katie feels completely the opposite and is full of energy for school again. She enrols in a playgroup for Jack, just fitting it in around her Very Busy Schedule because Dr Phil reruns just can not be missed. This brings new experiences and people, which may not be the best in ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/06/09 (Very useful, 33 readings)
I've jusst finished reading this book. As you may know from me, I tend to buy books and Dvds i've never seen or read, just because I have read the back of them and have decided that I will love it. This can happen, but sometimes it doesn't. I probably bought this about 2 years ago, so it's been a while coming. I'm trying to turn over a new leaf and have decided to read/watch all the things I haven't read/watched. If I love them, they stay, If I don't then they go to the charity shop. No point hoarding clutter! So i've heard of the author before - Niamh Greene. I think she's wrote a few books after this one, but this is the only 1 of hers that I have ... Read the complete review
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