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How Hard Can it Be?

In my opinion...

I found that I had to repeatedly rebuy 'I Don't Know How She Does It', as every friend I passed it to loaned it on to another friend, so I do take credit for Allison Pearson's previous success in achieving sales targets!

When I was given the opportunity to review 'How Hard Can it Be,' I was apprehensive.

It had been a long time, I'd changed.

I hoped Allison wouldn't try too hard to produce those witty, pithy, unforgettable one liners, but ,all is well, Kate Reddy has aged too.

Sadly I can empathise all too easily with her life, those cringing , toe curling moments. I even laughed out loud on the train-I never laugh at books on the train! I confess I do try and hide the book a little if I'm sitting beside a man so he can't see some of the more ,er, graphic parts of the story, such as the Berkeley Square scene... I have lived that moment and was with Kate all the way.

And that's the brilliant thing about this story, it's funny but it's real. I felt it was absolutely written for me and my group of friends ( again!).

Looks like I'm going to help Allison have another great success- and deservedly so. Thanks for writing it, it's for us and about us.

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Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is fifty, but not in a good way.

Fifty, in Kate’s mind, equals invisibility, and she’s caught between her traitorous hormones, unknowable teenage children and ailing parents.

She’s back at work after a break, now that her husband Rich has dropped out of the rat race to master the art of mindfulness. But just as Kate is finding a few tricks to get by, her old client and flame Jack reappears – complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it…

My rating?

A cracking four glasses, I'm still laughing, and feeling tearful...

Thank you and Harper Collins for my review copy


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