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Summary

You'll be wincing in recognition and scratching your head in incredulity, but like Marian herself you won't be able to stop laughing at the sheer delightful absurdity that is modern life - because each and every one of us is clearly making it up as we go along. She has wonderful and tickling words of advice for those fast approaching 50.

©2016 Marian Keyes (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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"When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own." ( Daily Express)

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Disappointing

I am a huge fan of Marian Keyes but this book is not worth spending your valuable time or money. It's full of trivia, neither funny nor witty and I did not enjoy the way the narrator read it out.

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Would you try another book written by Marian Keyes or narrated by Aoife McMahon?

Marian Keyes is a hugely popular author but this was my first read of one of her books. There were a few wry smiles here and there but on balance, the book is just boring. I managed to get about half way through and then my interest was well and truly lost.

I've read lots my narrator Aoife McMahon - she's first class !

Would you ever listen to anything by Marian Keyes again?

I'd have to try another Keyes book based on feedback from other readers. Maybe I was unlucky on this occasion.

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laugh out loud funny

enjoyed it and had giggle moments and lol moments. very honest and witty writing and thought the author was writing about me although I'm not irish or an author lol.

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Hilarious!!! Interesting insight into my fav author and

Marian is a V V funny lady.. Also warm, open and honest. She has a lot of serious dark personal mental struggles but manages to explain them with hilarious antidotes and stories that u can't help but laugh with her. I wish she was my auntie has she loves her family V much and would be Quare craic to be around :) love u Marian!!!

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Entertaining x

Entertaining. Great titlle. Thats what most atracted me to purchase. I have to say it listens more like a partial memoir. And yes Marian, it does seem you are constantly on a holiday.
I felt it ended a little abruptly but will listen to it again and look forward to listening to more from Marian Keynes x

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humorous bio

very funny. Mariann Keyes is an amazing raconteur and her stories are worthy of listening.

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My favourite author

I adore Marians writing style, I read Watermelon whilst pregnant 18 years ago and Marian remains my favourite.
love hearing her thoughts and descriptions , love her!

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funny book

A bit slow in places but loved the stuff about holiday places and experiences. A funny book...

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Perfect for walking the dog


A great collection of amusing anecdotes that let 'pick' it up and put it down. Very well narrated and made me laugh out loud on many occasions

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Mixed bag!

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Several of the early chapters are pretty funny. Some are, well, a bit silly, and not in a good way! A couple, are a little boring. The best chapters are where Keyes writes seriously about depression, addiction and womens issues. The narration is excellent.

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  • 02-04-18

light and fun

very light and easy ... each chapter being a new episode of Ms Keyes life .. ever entertaining .. especially if you are too busy for a proper story

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Pure Enjoyment!

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I really enjoyed this book, I found it to be very funny and insightful at the same time. I wish it would have gone on longer. The narration was excellent, I forgot that I wasn't listening to Marian herself.