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Summary

From the creator of viral TikTok sensation Mammy Banter comes a hilarious warts-and-all novel about modern motherhood - and how having it all sometimes isn’t what you think it might be. 

She used to want it all. 

Now she just wants a nap. 

Tara Gallagher is knackered. She used to dream of being Beyoncé, but suddenly she’s 36 - with three kids, a loving husband, a very boring job - and instead of headlining Glastonbury, she’s in her pyjamas on a Friday night, watching Gogglebox.

It’s time for a mammy makeover. She’s going to show her teenage daughter she’s still cool. She’s going to show her husband she’s still an absolute ride. She’s going to show her colleagues she’s still a boss bish.

But most of all, she’s going to prove to herself that she can still be a mum, still work full time and still be Beyoncé....

The debut novel from viral TikTok star Mammy Banter 

©2022 Serena Terry (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"Honest and laugh-out-loud funny." (Woman’s Ow

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Be prepared to laugh (and snort!) out loud

Serena, I came across you on Instagram last year and can’t get enough! You’re awesome! The audible version means we get to listen to you tell it as it is, and the way you narrate this book is spot on! Your tones and inflections are perfect and I love the different characters you introduce us to. No one else narrating would have done it justice and it just wouldn’t have made sense. The everyday Irish phrases and Derry-isms, just brilliant!

I work as a cleaner and although I love to read an actual book, I switch to audible when I am working. I listened to your hilarious book over the last 2 days (same day it was released and today) and don’t remember the last time I laughed/snorted so much listening to a book!!

Us mammies can totally relate to Tara (the stomping/sighing/moaning teenager Gemma especially resonates!) and I wanted to hug Tara so many times when things went wrong. It is a beautifully written and poignant story, sprinkled with laugh out loud moments of genuine humour - Tara is such a brilliant character! So many other funny characters to mention but especially look out for the “Y’s” and “Unfortunate wee soul, Fintan” and “Saint Jo”. I actually choked on my kitkat!

I was immediately transported into Tara’s life and the situations she found herself in were described perfectly. I have ordered the book for my mum and just know she is going to love it! This book will make a fantastic gift for any woman who loves a good laugh!

I am gutted I finished it so quickly and cannot wait for the second instalment of Tara and her family’s escapades. A first class book and I would recommend it to anyone who needs a “wee lift”. This will cheer you right up! Hurry up with the next one Serena, I can’t wait!! And well done on such a brilliant first book!

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Very funny and relatable

So funny and had some great phrases in it . Really enjoyed it . Narrated very well also

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Love it

I loved this book, it made me laugh a good few times out loud , funny, and very relatable being a 36 year old mam to a teenager and preteen. Good stuff x

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Loved this book. Its so real and funny. Serena narrating couldn't be more perfect. I can't wait for the next book.

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hilarious

absolutely loved it. totally recommend and Serena reads it fantastically. she's hilarious x x

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Funny and real life

Loved this. A breath of fresh air and had me laughing out loud in every chapter. This book is so relatable!

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brilliant read. I totally relate!!!!!!

great read or listen. Follow you on apps. it's very much like having a friend. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!!

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Amazing

This is a definite listen! I laughed, cried, sung and danced when listening to this! Do yourself a favour, and buy this book! X

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OMG get the tena lady out!!!!

I related to so much of this book!! Begging for the next one!! love you!!

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Too short 😂

Really enjoyed listening to the book just could’ve listen to much more of it to be honest! Hope there’s going to be a follow up! It’s quite amazing to know that all 13-year-olds behave the same I now know this after listening to this book as I have a daughter the same age😂😂🤦🏻‍♀️