Welcome to the first edition of MWSG Magazine’s Book Club. Each month we’ll offer books for review and select readers to be sent copies. Then the following month we share with you what they thought of the book and release the next collection of books up for review. Got it? Good.
Right then. This month we have books from two of my favourite funny ladies. The delectable Dawn French and a woman whose dry wit makes me laugh so hard, I need to make sure I have a Tena lady pad handy.
// OH DEAR SILVIA :: DAWN FRENCH
“Who is in Coma Suite Number 5?
A matchless lover? A supreme egotist? A selfless martyr? A bad mother? A cherished sister? A selfish wife?
All of these. For this is Silvia Shute who has always done exactly what she wants. Until now, when her life suddenly, shockingly stops.
Her past holds a dark and terrible secret, and now that she is unconscious in a hospital bed, her constant stream of visitors are set to uncover the mystery of her broken life. And she must lie there, victim of the beloveds, the borings, the babblings and the plain bonkers.
Like it or not, the truth is about to pay Silvia a visit. Again, and again and again . . .”
// DRINK SMOKE PASS OUT, AN UNLIKELY SPIRITUAL JOURNEY :: JUDITH LUCY
“At last, a book about life that discusses liquor and lovemaking as much as it does the point of it all.
Judith Lucy has looked everywhere for happiness. Growing up a Catholic, she thought about becoming a nun, and later threw herself into work, finding a partner and getting off her face. Somehow, none of that worked.
So lately, she’s been asking herself the big questions. Why are we here? Is there a God? What happens when we die? And why can’t she tell you what her close friends believe in, but she can tell you which ones have herpes? No-one could have been more surprised than Judith when she started to find solace and meaning in yoga and meditation, and a newfound appreciation for what others get from their religion.
In her first volume of memoir, the bestselling The Lucy Family Alphabet, Judith dealt with her parents. In Drink, Smoke, Pass Out, she tries to find out if there’s more to life than wanting to suck tequila out of Ryan Gosling’s navel. With disarming frankness and classic dry wit, she reviews the major paths of her life and, alarmingly, finds herself on a journey.”
// WANT TO REVIEW ONE OF THESE BOOKS FOR THE MWSG MAGAZINE BOOK CLUB?
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