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The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy

by Polly Williams

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LoveReading Expert Review of The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy

Who says women can have it all? The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy  follows the life a woman who tries to do just that.  When new mum Amy Crane tries to insert a bit of glam into her life post-baby, it all gets very complicated as she attempts to juggle yoga, botox and the baby.  A hilarious read, and it made me feel far less guilty about slobbing around the house in my tracksuit bottoms.

Read by Rosalyn Landor
Abridged on 5 CDs
Running time approx 6 hours


The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy Synopsis

One woman’s struggle to fit back into her old self.

Amy Crane is in crisis. Six months after the birth of her baby, Amy still looks pregnant and can’t remember the last time she had a wax, or an orgasm. Motherhood is stirring up disturbing questions about her own childhood. And she suspects her boyfriend is cheating. Enter Alice, yummy mummy superior, on a mission to transform Amy’s body, and love life. As Amy swaps breast pads for Botox and climbs out of a vortex of self-doubt, her libido awakens from its long nap and things get rather more complicated …

A wonderfully well-written, funny and sharp novel about the trials of playing hip happy families and the contradictions at the heart of modern motherhood.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781401384135
Publication date: 1st January 2007
Author: Polly Williams
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Audiobook On Cd
Primary Genre Family Drama
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Polly Williams Press Reviews

'Smart and funny, The Rise… explodes the yummy mummy myth’ Heat

 'Written with the lightest of touches and serious intent. A funny, smart and honest account of modern motherhood' In Style 

'Deliciously well-written tale... Sparkling and seductive' Good Housekeeping 

'As baby-sick lit takes over from chick lit as publishing's latest craze, the genre may well have found its Bridget Jones in Amy, the 31-year-old hero of journalist Polly Williams' debut' Marie Claire

Other editions of this book

ISBN: 9781401384135
Publication date: 01/01/2007
Format: Audiobook On Cd

ISBN: 9780751537444
Publication date: 31/08/2006
Format: Paperback

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About Polly Williams

As a journalist Polly Williams writes for many publications, including You magazine, the Sunday Times, Marie Claire, Glamour and Red. She is the author of four novels including the Sunday Times bestseller The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy. She lives in London with her husband, two sons and a daughter.

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