Author: Helen Simpson
Page Count/Review Word Count: 124
A weird thing happened here where when I started reading this, I thought it was non-fiction and I didn’t think much of it. Then I realised it was short stories and started to really enjoy it. I’m not sure what that tells you about me.
What I liked here was that it showed children as they really are – as intelligent, autonomous beings of their own. The tales of Motherhood that Simpson shares feel more honest because of that, and also because it shows a darker side to motherhood including its impact on your friendships and your sex life. All in all, it’s an insightful read.