I'm F*cking Amazing
by Anoushka Warden
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Pub Date 30 Apr 2024 | Archive Date 02 Apr 2024
Doubleday Books, Doubleday
Her body used to work perfectly. For years, she tallied her orgasms, maintained a Top Humps list, and rated men on whether they excited her more mentally or physically—all with the purpose of finding the ideal love match.
Now, as she moves into her thirties and is settled down with Serious Boyfriend Number Three, she’s run into a problem.
She can’t get wet.
Her vagina, which has never led her astray before, suddenly seems like it might be broken.
Surely there must be some way to make sex work for her again?
From doctors to drugs to completely unorthodox remedies, she embarks on a journey of desperation and self-discovery. She’ll try anything to fix it, but maybe desire and long-term love just don’t go together.
Sexually frank, wildly funny, psychologically raw, I’m F*cking Amazing marks the fiction debut of a red-hot talent, perfect for fans of Fleabag, Caitlin Moran, and Miranda July.
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From the opening pages I was drawn in by the lead characters voice.Raw intimate,,honest and open.I felt like I was in a conversation with my close girlfriends .There were moments I laughed out loud and could not stop.Will be recommending wonderful writing an author to follow.#netgalley #doubleday
I’m F*cking Amazing feels like conversations with a best friend over wine and small plates that then leads to a drunken meal of McDonald’s chicken nuggets and shots back at home. Raw, authentic, hilarious and honest…and although this book is fiction I almost wish it wasn’t because I very much would like to be friends with our main character. This book is for people who know how complex relationships can be, and although you don’t always want to, you’ll be cheering our complicated girl on till the very last page. Warden, I read this in one sitting, so well done.
If you're an adult female, you need this book in your life.
This book reads like a conversation with your best girlfriend - so much so that I often forgot I wasn't reading someone's memoir. Warden's writing provides us with the most realistic representation of a woman's journey through intimacy (both emotional and physical) in each of her relationships and how what she's seeking and finding change as she ages. Our main character lives her life by lists. In what's sure to be a reader favorite, she even classifies the men she's been with throughout her life on "Top Hump" lists which she uses to classify and compare them. They make for hilarious little moments that are thrown into her life story. Our heroine is bold, driven and she knows what she wants out of life. She's searching for the perfect combination of mental and physical love and refuses to settle. Following her relationships, we (as readers) can see reflections of our own in how they start off so passionate but, over time, evolve through different phases. I'm F*cking Amazing is the perfect look into a realistic portrayal of the pain we feel as women (inner vs physical) in our relationships and the different challenges of trying to find that one ideal mate without losing ourselves along the way.
Once you figure out (hopefully on page one or two) that “fanny” in England is on the opposite side as “fanny” in the United States, you are good. Anoushka Warden has written a book unlike any other that I have ever read. It’s out there, funny, but serious and totally binge-worthy.
Our narrator is in a real spot. She has been married for a few years to Three, when her historically active fanny, stops working. Sex becomes painful. She goes to the NHS, which prescribes a series of pelvic expertises. Still, her fanny is on the bench. So starts a novel about a woman nearing 30 trying to figure out how to get her fanny and her brain on the same page. How to prioritize friendships when appropriate over what her fanny wants. How to stop lying and cheating. She’s a mess, but I sort of loved her.
Anoushka Warden has written a complicated woman who was relatable, yet somewhat horrible, yet lovable, who I wanted to watch grow through life experience, self-reflection and therapy.
If fanny talk is not for you, move on. If you can handle it, you are in for a real treat.
Thank you @netgalley and @doubleday for an advanced e-arc in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are honest and my own.