So last week was book club and what with the rude commenter taking up so much time and all, I completely forgot to chat about last months book. As you are all well aware, this is a light book club and we pride ourselves on our senseless books that are full of humor. But last months book had had quite a few of us feeling a little bitter.
The book last month was I Don’t Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson and centered around a workaholic mom named Kate, who is a married with 2 children. The book is based in London, although Kate travels all around the world for her uber important job with a high powered brokerage firm. Basically the only time Kate doesn’t feel inferior is in her career which keeps her away from her children & husband far too much, but yet she still continues to chose her career over her family time after time. I personally lost patience with her constantly running late to every meeting, every trip to the airport, every trip to the kid’s school, etc. She left me feeling exhausted just reading the book because she was always in a rush. However, there are some pretty funny moments in there that we can all relate to, like the night she stayed up late pounding store-bought mince meat pies with a rolling pin in an attempt to make them look homemade (Sandra Lee would be proud!).
I will say, at the end of the book she finally got her act together and quit her high stress job to spend more time with her family and take over a dollhouse making company. This worked out perfectly though because her entire family was able to partake in this venture (what with her husband being an architect and all). All in all, I will say I recommend this book, but only if nothing else catches your fancy at the bookstore first. Looking ahead, May’s book is One for the Money by Janet Evanovich and I’m really excited to read it because I’ve heard great things about the author. I’ll keep you posted!