Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Review: Public Confessions...

I finished reading "Public Confessions of a Middle Aged Woman" by Sue Townsend.

I bought it a our library's book sale. I have to admit that I almost put it back down just because of the title. I'm not middle aged! I'm 40 something...oh, I guess that makes me middle aged. How did that happen?! I don't feel middle aged.

Anyway, I'm glad I got the book. Ms. Townsend is English and she has that dry humor that I love. The book is a collection of her newspaper column stories. All are reflections on herself and her life. From her bad back to her problem with slugs, she makes mundane things funny. Each story is short, so its a great read for lunch breaks and waiting rooms.

The other thing I really enjoyed was her use of English slang words. She uses words like "larf", "gormless", and "groanies". It was lots of fun to figure out what the words meant.

If you like English slang, check out "The Best of British Slang". 

What's your favorite slang word (PG words, please)? 


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