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Mad Cows Every woman wants to be wanted but just not by the entire Metropolitan police force Maddy Wolfe s first day out with her newborn takes a Kafkaesque turn when she s wrongfully arrested in Harrods for shoplifting The only person she can turn to is her hot to trot ex lover Alex Will he prove himself to be as useful as a solar powered vibrator on a rainy day

About the Author: Kathy Lette

Kathy Lette divides her time between being a full time writer,demented mother now there s a tautology and trying to find a shopping trolley that doesn t have a clubbed wheel.Kathy first achieved succ s de scandale as a teenager with the novel Puberty Blues, now a major motion picture After several years as a singer with the Salami Sisters and a newspaper columnist in Sydney and New York collected in the book Hit and Ms and as a television sitcom writer for Columbia Pictures in Los Angeles, her novels, Puberty Blues 1979 Girls Night Out 1988 , The Llama Parlour 1991 , Foetal Attraction 1993 , Mad Cows 1996 , Altar Ego 1998 Nip N Tuck 2001 , Dead Sexy 2003 and How To Kill Your Husband and other handy household hints 2006 became international best sellers Kathy Lette s plays include Grommits , Wet Dreams , Perfect Mismatch and I m So Happy For You I Really Am.She lives in London with her husband and two children and has just finished a stint as writer in Residence at London s Savoy Hotel.Kathy says that the best thing about being a writer is that you get to work in your jammies all day, drink heavily on the job and have affairs and call it research Although her husband says he should have the affair as it would give her a better book

10 thoughts on “Mad Cows

  1. Bark Bark says:

    This book couldn t have been unfunnier if it were about poor cows suffering from Mad Cow disease It s chick lit, not my favorite genre, but every now and then I come across a gem that I actually like This wasn t one of them.It s about a brand new mom who just wanted to buy some prunes to help move things along but instead winds up in jail after a series of stupid c

  2. Jayne Jayne says:

    It s a terrible terrible book So terrible that I kept reading it out of a kind of horrified fascination to see where the author was going with the story It s supposed to be funny but I didn t laugh out loud once Not even a chuckle.

  3. Meredith Walker Meredith Walker says:

    disappointing a rubbish story told in a crass manner by someone who should know better there is a fine line between sarcasm and humour and Kathy and Lette has totally missed it this time.

  4. Sharon Sharon says:

    I really struggled through this book To me Kathy Lette is a mixture of witty one liners and total vulgarity When she s good she s good but Mad Cows unfortunately fell into the latter category and stayed there throughout The subject matter being quite hard hitting the welfare of a baby while the mother is first arrested and then goes on the run and it really doesn t lend itself to the comic,

  5. Vesna Vesna says:

    I did not like it at all, why on Earth did I read it

  6. The Twins The Twins says:

    I made it to disk 7 but found it unbearable to listen to it any further I know it is all lighthearted and ironic I just didn t find it funny or entertaining at all.

  7. Nicky (burialshroud) Nicky (burialshroud) says:

    When I was about 14 I got it into my head that I needed to stop reading Katherine Applegate s Making Out series over and over again and start reading proper adult books To this end I borrowed Mad Cows from a family friend I remember two things from it The young one compares her pre pregnancy nipples to Jelly Babies A distressing and unsavoury association that will never leave my brain The old one makes fun of babygrow

  8. Booksofdoom Booksofdoom says:

    This is a hilarious and fast book about a mother with a small baby.The story begins with Maddy, the mother being at her first trip to the mall after the birth of her son Jack The father, Alex Drake documentary filmmaker, turned out to be a jerk and Maddy left him Her boobs are leaking, the baby stinks of poop and with a bag of dried plums in her jacket pocket, she s accused of shopliftingand disturbing the peace breastfeeding

  9. J.L. Campbell J.L. Campbell says:

    Despite the serious nature of the plot, Mad Cows was a hilarious read from start to finish Maddy s a foreigner in England, has few friends, and faces a situation so much bigger than herself She does some crazy things, but in the end makes the best choice for herself and her baby.Though the book mostly felt like a light hearted read, Lette took jabs at perfect parents , you know the ones who know all there is to know about parenting and

  10. John John says:

    Sometimes you re desperate for something brainless and shallow to read in my case, I tend to get my hands on pulp paperbacks that my highly educated, intelligent, strategy consultant girlfriend leaves lying around the same person who repeatedly tries to explain to me why high powered female executives fight each other for fashion and gossip magazines on Friday evening commuter flights This was brainless and shallow, and somehow entertaining, I

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