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  • By: Lucy Mangan
  • Narrated by: Lucy Mangan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 40 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (172 ratings)

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Are We Having Fun Yet?

By: Lucy Mangan
Narrated by: Lucy Mangan
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Summary

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 in the life of 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.

©2021 Lucy Mangan (P)2021 W. F. Howes

Critic 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." (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)

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Brilliant and hilarious

Lucy Mangan was on Woman’s Hour with Emma Barnett a couple of days ago, and Emma said how much she laughed when reading this book, so I pre-ordered the audiobook (something I've never done before as I like to listen to a sample first).
It's absolutely brilliant. A seriously good laugh out loud.

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amazing thank you a fantastic book

From the minute I heard the review of this I was hooked. its real life you can relate to which doesn't hold back. Humour throughout I will be reading this again I'm sure.

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Excellent witty and totally relatable

Have recommended either as audible or paper copy to all my friends and already purchased some as Christmas presents!

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So funny!

This book is brilliant! So relatable and yet so so funny. I cried laughing at some of it and am now mourning the fact that I’ve finished it. The narration by the author is perfect and I hope that she writes another book soon so I can immerse myself in yet another wonderful masterpiece. Thank
You so much for making me laugh!

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Funny and scarily relatable

A witty, clever and accurate portrayal of motherhood. Loved it from start to finish. This is the first novel of Lucy’s I’ve listened to and will definitely be downloading more after this. Enjoy.

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Just superb.

I thoroughly enjoyed this, genuinely magnificently funny. Gives the Why Mummy Drinks books a run for their money. In fact I'd say it edges ahead. Superb narration too.

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Nice, easy listen and very accurate!

Like listening to my life at times! The author's voice took a little getting used to, but it grew on me. I enjoyed this.

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fantastic!

completely loved this - highly recommend - adore the dry wit, totally charming, clever and addictive

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Very funny

This book is real light relief. It is laugh out loud in spots with scenarios many of us can relate to.

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Brilliantly funny

So enjoyed this book. Laugh out loud funny and so, so, familiar. Perfect narration too.

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  • Monty
  • 28-05-22

Lucy Mangan shld be prime minister of the world... or the queen

I want to be Lucy Mangan when I grow up. Astute, witty and normal, whatever that definition might be.

Read this book.