September & the start of a new school year for 'Mummy Misfit'
Ever felt like you don't belong? Local author Amanda Egan takes a light hearted look at the sacrifices parents make
When Libby Marchant and husband Ned made the monumental decision to sacrifice luxuries and holidays to see their only son Max through private education, they hadn’t expected to meet so many unsavoury and dislikeable personalities along the way.
Happily, the cruel jibes of the pompous ‘Meemies’ (it's all about Me, Me, Me)
are made more tolerable by the lasting and loyal friendship they strike up with the affluent Fenella & Josh.
Follow Libby’s journey as she discovers the chasm between the Haves and the Have-Nots in her mad new world of school committees, designer handbags, bitching and botox.
With Fenella by her side, Libby is able to maintain her sanity. But what happens when the credit crunch bites, you’re desperate for another baby and your Asian neighbour is trying to match-make you with her infatuated son?
If you enjoyed John O'Farrell's "May contain nuts" then you should enjoy this light hearted look at young parents struggling to pay for private education & fitting in with the politics and social pecking order of their sons prep school! - Be warned you may feel you know some of the characters from your own experiences!
So who is Amanda Egan?
Born and bred in London, she was trained professionally as an actress at Studio '68 of Theatre Arts, London and she told PutneySW15.com
"..now, after many years of procrastination, I have turned my hand to writing Chick/Mummy-lit".
"I wrote the book after observing the easily recognised types of self-centred mums you can find at prep-school gates anywhere in the world - 'the Meemies' (it's all about "Me, Me, Me"). There was just too much rich material to keep to myself! And, of course, the characters are entirely fictional - or, at best, an amalgam of people I've met or overheard"!
So what does Amanda enjoy reading when she has the time?
In my spare time, I read anything from Maeve Binchy, Jill Mansell, and Penny Vincenzi to Noel Coward, Dostoevsky and Zola."
The book is not available in paper format but you can download it at Amazon for your kindle, PC & iphone at a price of £3.44.
You can catch up with Amanda Egan a on her Blog, on Facebook, YouTube and Twittering as "Mummy_Misfit".