Crazy Busy Guilty
wickedly funny story of the trials and tribulations of motherhood
by Lauren Sams
Pub Date 01 Apr 2019
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‘Lauren Sams is the hilarious best friend you haven’t met yet’ Maggie Alderson
There’s life Before Baby and life After Baby. Any idiot knows that. I knew that. Except I didn’t know what life After Baby would really be like…
Georgie Henderson is discovering that in the twenty-first century being a Good Working Mum means answering emails at midnight while you purée vegetables, 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 young bartender and a plan to become an artisanal florist. And all her mum wants is for her to find a man. Preferably the one who is the father of her child. And Georgie? She just wants a nap, which she's quickly discovering is harder to come by than nuts at a preschool.
What Reviewers and Readers Say:
‘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
'I laughed at Georgie, and I laughed at myself. I laughed at all of us who somehow manage to get so much done in between childcare pickups and daytime baby naps' Women's Agenda
'The perfect read for a sleep-deprived new mum... With plenty of humour and relatable moments, it delves into society’s expectations of the modern mum' Chicklit Club
'It is highly relatable, insightful and filled with moments of humour as well as of horror. Sams has done a fantastic job of highlighting some of the issues faced by working mothers and included quite the surprise twist in the last couple of chapters' Beauty and Lace
'Hilariously funny and wickedly insightful, Crazy Busy Guilty is a fast-moving novel about the pitfalls of juggling a dream career with parenting, and the perils of modern dating... While they’re much-discussed issues, Sams’ take is fresh and funny and hits right at the heart of the the struggle, with hilarious one-liners and up-to-the-minute observations' Better Reading