Why Mummy Drinks

Why Mummy Drinks Review

Why Mummy Drinks is the brilliant novel from Gill Sims, the author of the online sensation Peter and Jane.


Boy Child Peter, Girl Child Jane and Daddy have exciting adventures with Mummy. Daddy likes gadgets. Peter and Jane like starting fires, trying to kill each other and driving Mummy to drink. Written from the point of view of an exhausted mummy at the end of the day, it’s honest, it’s funny, and it’s a little bit sweary.


It is Mummy’s 39th birthday. She is staring down the barrel at a future of people asking if she wants to come to their yoga class, and book clubs, where everyone is wearing statement scarves and they are all ‘tiddly’ after a glass of Pinot Grigio. But Mummy does not want to go quietly into that good night of women with sensible haircuts who ‘live for their children’, boasting about Boy Child and Girl Child’s achievements. Instead, she clutches a large glass of wine, muttering FML over and over, and then remembers the gem of an idea she’s had…

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    Why Mummy Drinks Reviews

  • Paromjit

    This is a comic insight into the life of a middle class family and the travails of life that disrupt all efforts to be more organised. It is written in the form of a diary, Ellen is a woman looking to...

  • Ace

    2 starsI have to start this little review by saying firstly that I am not a mummy. So I guess I may be a little bit more judgemental over this poor pathetic mummy who is quite negative, jealous of the...

  • Bookread2day

    . A fabulous book Why Mummy Drinks with the diary of an exhausted mum. I adored reading this diary which is written from September to August. I can certainly see why the announcement of this book caus...

  • Laura

    Not as funny as the Facebook blog and written too much in the style of Bridget Jones which seems old fashioned nowadays.I'll stick to the better written and far whitier blog.ARC via Netgalley ...

  • Evelina | AvalinahsBooks

    DNF @ around 30%This book was so incredibly unfunny - it felt like it was just a load of complaining. It was supposed to make me laugh, but kind of brought me down instead, cause the "normal life" the...

  • Lucy Banks

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.Bridget Jones meets motherhood; searingly honest, highly amusing, good entertainment all round.For any person born in th...

  • Sarah

    Ellen really could be anyone of us. She's heading towards a big milestone in her life and she is doing her best to try and be the perfect mother and wife. Well as we only to well know, life is never t...

  • Lucy Reynolds

    Glad i only paid a pound for this in the Kindle daily deal. Not my normal sort of book at all but i wanted something light after the last book i'd read and i wasn't aware of the blog it has grown from...

  • Em*bedded-in-books*

    A weighty subject coated with light words and humour, Why mother drinks ... tries to pinpoint the frustrations and tribulations of modern motherhood. The need to be a paragon of virtue who has unendin...

  • Zoe Hall

    Where to begin? Was this book enjoyable? Mostly, yes. Was I enthralled? No. Maybe because I’m not a mum this book didn’t really do anything for me. Was it witty? Yes. Did I want to keep reading? N...