Hey, Yeah, Right Get a Life by Helen Simpson

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Simpson's comic stories celebrating the "deep romance and boredom" of motherhood are more reassuring than any child care book. Worn away by the "Lilliputian" demands of toddlers and husbands, Simpson's heroines can only gape at the "feisty girls" in magazines who, like men, are still "the stars of their own lives." Urban, middle-class life as lived in the park and at the school-gate, and a painful night out with city superwoman and mother of four, Nicola Beaumont.