‘There’s life Before Baby and life After Baby. Any idiot knows that. I knew that. Except I didn’t now what life After Baby would really be like . . .’
Georgie Henderson is having a bad year. As a new – working – mum, she strives to be Sheryl Sandberg at work and Martha Stewart at home. But she’s discovering that in the twenty-first century being a Good Working Mum means answering emails at midnight while you purée vegetables and line up play dates and French lessons for your four-month-old daughter.
Georgie’s ex, Jase, gets 100 per cent of the credit for 5 per cent of the work, and her best friend, Nina, is on a ‘self-discovery’ journey that involves a 25-year-old bartender and a plan to become an artisanal florist. And all Georgie’s mum wants is for Georgie to find a man. Preferably the one who is the father of her child . . .
About the Author
Lauren Sams began her career at Cosmopolitan before moving to Girlfriend as deputy editor. She's now back at Cosmo as Associate Editor (Special Projects) and Managing Editor of Cosmopolitan Bride. She writes for Elle, Marie Claire and Sunday Style, and her work regularly appears on dailylife.com.au. She lives in Sydney with her husband, daughter and two dogs. Elaine Benes is her spirit animal
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Comments about Crazy, Busy, Guilty:
I must say that I really did enjoy this book. Whilst I was a mother who could not bear to leave her baby and go back to work, I did relate to all the baby/mother issues that arose throughout the story (even though it was many, many years ago for me). Being a mum is tough, whether it's a stay at home mum or a working mum. Each has its own set of problems to navigate without any sets of rules. This book had me chuckling along the way and empathising with George and the other mums. It didn't answer the age-old question of whether a working mum can have it all but showed a lot of the problems that can arise along the way. I did have one issue though (pg 85) where to my horror the word "I" was used incorrectly twice (Nina and I, Ellie and I) when it should have been "me". Everyone now seems to be using it incorrectly verbally but that's no excuse for print and it should definitely have been picked up in the editing process. Ellie didn't lower her voice to speak to I, she lowered it to speak to me, therefore Ellie and me. It's not hard!
‘Lauren Sams is the hilarious best friend you haven’t met yet.’ – Maggie Alderson
‘Crazy Busy Guilty is instantly relatable! Whose life isn’t crazy and busy? And guilt is an occupational hazard of being a mum.’ – Jessica Rowe
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 3rd January 2017
Publisher: Black Inc.
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.3 x 15.4 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.51