I'm Just a Teenage Punchbag

I'm Just a Teenage Punchbag
Jackie Clune
RRP:
NZ$ 60.00
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NZ$ 48.00
Hardback
h222 x 138mm - 304pg
23 Jul 2020 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
9781529382419
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' A bloody marvellous read. Horribly familiar, funny, touching, sad, brutally honest . . . I recommend you clutch this book to your stained T-shirt and never let it go. ' JO BRAND' Obligatory reading for all parents of teenagers!' NIGELLA LAWSON' . . . terrific. A remarkable blend of hilarity and heartbreak with a really satisfying plot. Being childless never felt so good. ' GRAHAM NORTONWarning!! This novel may lead you to make rash and life-changing decisions!**Probably don' t read if you fear you may be ripe for liberation. Or if you sometimes wee when you laugh. . . First there was Having It All, then there was Bridget Jones' s Diary and I Don' t Know How She Does It. Now there is Teenage Punchbag. I' m Just A Teenage Punchbag is a laugh-out-loud, sob-on-the bus journey through the so-called life of a middle-aged woman. Ciara is mother to three ungrateful, entitled teenagers, is married to steady Martin, a man with hairy udders, and is grieving for her mum who now lives in the wardrobe in a cardboard box from the crematorium. She finds solace in her anonymous blog, and in the daily chats she has with her mum' s ashes (often the best conversations she has all day. )Despite the menopause, the invisibility of middle age and the daily self-esteem bashings, courtesy of her kids, Ciara manages to navigate the stormy waters of grief and family life - until her mask slips and she is cast out from the family bosom. She embarks on a mission to fulfil her mum' s dying wishes to have her remains sprinkled from the top of the Empire State Building, finding company, distraction and - ultimately - herself in the process. If motherhood is a job - who says you can' t resign?
Jackie Clune is a well-respected actor (including appearing in Billy Eliot and Emilia in the West End, and in C4' s hit Motherland); playwright and comedian. She is on the Equity Council; set up and manages a successful girls rugby section at Eton Manor RFC, and is the mother of four - triplets (two boys and a girl) and an older daughter. Jackie lives with her family in London.

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