With the wisecracking Lette at the helm, the gags flow thick and fast . . . But it is the thread of seriousness in the writing, the insistence on respecting people as individuals and not labelling them, that makes this an exceptional novel.
Mail on Sunday
With her usual mixture of huge heart and humour she rips the stigma out of autism
Deliciously rude and darkly funny, but with compassion and humanity at its heart. Read with relish.
A novel that'll have you laughing and crying
Alternately hilarious and heart-breaking, I loved every minute I spent reading this.
The Daily Mail
Kathy Lette can turn from raunchy farce to the most tender emotion in a trice: this unputdownable book wrenches the heart and the laugh muscles with stunning panache.
An important and poignant subject - a mother’s search for the perfect girlfriend for her grown-up son with autism - that is also a hilarious and entertaining page- turner, written with Lette’s inimitable irreverence, brio and wit.
For the good of your immortal soul, and all your other vital organs, read this deeply touching tale.
A winning blend of tenderness and hilarity
The Sydney Morning Herald
As her fans will expect and newcomers discover, this tale is perspicacious, pithy and witty. A tale of mother love which will twang your heart strings before you making you laugh out loud.
Funny as well as touching
Plenty of Lette's fast-paced, pun-tastic one-liners
Women & Home
A thought-provoking read
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It was never my intention to take my son kerb-crawling to pick up a prostitute. Nope. Kerb-crawling was definitely not on my ‘To Do’ list after ‘Buy hummus, sort sock drawer, do Pilates’.
A mother does many things for her son – running trays up to his bedroom for nothing more serious than a stubbed toe, detecting lost bits of sports kit, secretly completing overdue homework … But soliciting a prostitute shouldn’t be one of them. ‘So, how much to initiate my son sexually?’ are just not the words a bookish, cake-baking, cryptic-crossword-ninja, law-abiding mum of one ever expects to say to a working girl in thigh-high boots and leather hot-pants in the dead of night in a seedy backstreet.Continue Reading