Martha had never progressed much beyond hating her father for being cruel to her and her mum, even though he was supposed to be a man of God. Martha was now 38 and eight months pregnant. She told everyone that she didn’t know who the baby’s father was, but she knew perfectly well it was Ugly Ted, who owned the lapdancing club.
Jo Brand is a pretty famous comedienne in UK, deadpan, lesbian-ish humour with classic one liners like “I’m anorexic, everytime I look in the mirror I think I’m fat”.
So when I was back in UK, I saw this book in one of the discount book shops and decided to pick it up as I love her Jo Brand’s style of humour, I guessed this book would be right up my street.
The basic premise of the story is of 3 close female friends and the trials and tribulations they go through with the men in their lives (or lack of men in some cases), the weird relationship one has with her parents, the hippy lifestyle of another (with her overly paranoid boyfriend) and the bimbo-ish nature of the 3rd with the anti-hero in the story ‘Billy’ as her boyfriend.
It’s a very easy to read book with the story flowing along nicely at a good pace, the character development is a bit iffy sometimes as it seems to be based well upon stereotypes, but I enjoyed the sarcasm and social commentary anyway!
You can check it out on Amazon now here: