Bitter Bitch

Bitter Bitch

A Novel

eBook - 2011
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On a miserable January morning Sarah is sitting on a plane to Tenerife--dickheads' destination of choice--for a week-long getaway. She's just realised that she's very angry and becoming a bitter bitch, despite being just thirty years old. With her on the plane she has a copy of Erica Jong's Fear of Flying and wishes it were 1975 instead of 2005. Sarah never intended for things to turn out the way they have: she just dreamed of love like everyone else. But now she's sitting here, thinking about all the injustices she's suffered. Thinking about how thoroughly fooled she was by the promise of love - the one that makes us want to start a family. Thinking about all the women she knows who, like her, were drained of all their energy by family hell--an inheritance passed down directly from generation to generation, from her restless mother's eczema-covered dishpan hands to her own nervous over-achiever complex.
Publisher: London : Corsair, c2011.
ISBN: 9781849013215
1849013217
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC RESOURCE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (228 p.)

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mythoughts
Mar 26, 2016

Blazingly honest and so much to relate to if you've been through marriage and children, and if you can look at the roles of men and women and get pissed that we still are expected to give everything up to serve our families, but a man is praised for "helping". That's just one example of many essays. I'm 58 and thought it was a great book, very brave.

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VRMurphy
Aug 22, 2013

OK, so the title and the description alerted me to the fact that this book wasn't about kittens and rainbows. That being said, I found it to be a nasty-spirited rant by a middle-class woman about her first-world problems. No entertainment value whatsoever.

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dprodrig
May 27, 2011

If you've ever been a parent, been a mom or just tired of life, there's a lot that's real and believable about the character in this book.

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