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Say It Again In A Nice Voice
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Say It Again In A Nice Voice

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Meg Mason is not ready to laugh about any of this yet, but that doesn't mean you can't ...

'Mothers. those women with purses the size of meat trays that hold an entire deck of school portrait photos and a chequebook, make a casserole without a recipe, make the tightest bed you'll ever sleep in and only swear under extreme duress. How, how, would I go from me to that?'

At 24, Meg Mason was newly married to a man 'essentially indistinguishable from a young Matt Damon' after landing her dream job, writing for the times in London. What could possibly go wrong? A holiday in Greece, an accidental shortage of birth control, and eight months later she was sobbing on the side of a road over trading her career for something she knew zip about. On October 8, 2003, she invented motherhood by Having A Baby. On October 9, she discovered a bunch of women had done that already. But still they couldn't tell her how to do it. thanks to a helpful neighbour she knew that convincing a newborn to take a bottle by letting it lick a Dorito first to 'get more thirsty' didn't always work, but not what to do when your child won't sleep for roughly two years in London or in Sydney, or how to remove your hand from a stroller - after you've superglued it to the handle. Hair-raising, terrifying and hilariously funny, along the way she discovers that being a mother, however disaster-prone, just might be the only thing that she is truly irreplaceable at.

Title:Say It Again In A Nice Voice
ISBN:0732293529
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:304 pages
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    Say It Again In A Nice Voice Reviews

  • Cass
    Jul 22, 2012

    I think I wrote this book. I am sure that I wrote this book.This is the story of motherhood. It follows a young woman from late pregnancy through to the fifth birthday of her second daughter. The auth...

  • Carla Coulston
    Sep 18, 2012

    It's been a while since I've bestowed a five star rating but this book is defintely worth it. You know how people claim books to be "laugh out loud funny"... in reality I reckon I've laughed out loud ...

  • Tiffany
    Jul 11, 2012

    Meg Mason had me at her dedication. For the Magnets. I loved this book so much that by the time I got to the end, I wished I was one of her magnets. Say It Again In A Nice Voice makes you want to read...

  • Steph
    Aug 06, 2012

    Meg Mason, I hope you read these reviews, because I want to thank you for your wonderful book. Being a Mum to very young children is a tough gig. Your raw and humorous book cemented the fact that thin...

  • Megan Whitaker
    Sep 13, 2012

    This is THE mummy memoir by which all others should be judged. The truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. Meg Mason, I will read anything you write. You have climbed into my body and lived...

  • Belinda
    Aug 23, 2012

    It has been a very long time since I have read any book (not just of this genre, but of any genre) that is as well-written, entertaining, enlightening and insightful as this absolutely gem from Meg Ma...

  • Aga
    Jul 25, 2012

    Awesome book! A funny, honest and terrifying look at motherhood. This book should be read by any woman thinking of taking the plunge, and every new or newish mum. The first to prepare you slightly for...

  • Rosemary
    Sep 16, 2012

    I only read 2 chapters of this book as it had to go back to the library. There was nothing wrong with the writing, which was clever, but it's not my sort of book - the author came across as a spoilt b...

  • Sarah
    Aug 06, 2012

    Took me a bit to get into it but once i did it was an enjoyable read, although it put me off having anymore children lol. The style of writing drove me batty at times but all in all, it was good. Ther...

  • Tracey
    Jul 29, 2012

    The writing was frustrating at times, but I'm sure that every mother could relate to at least part of this book. I laughed out loud at so many of her stories - a recommended read. Just a short review...