TUESDAY TEASER, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Kathy Lette - All Steamed Up



Teaser Tuesday, a blog meme hosted by MizB on Should Be Reading.

Grab your current read. Let the book fall open to a random page. Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from that page. Share the title & author of the book that you’re getting your “teaser” from so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR list if they like your teaser. Please avoid spoilers!

(Slightly longer than a couple of sentences!)

Vesuvial moments. All women have them. I'm talking about these moments when you want to shove your kids back in the condom vending machine for a refund - no matter how much you love them. Or the times you want to use your husband's testicles as maracas.


All Steamed Up
Kathy Lette
Page 5 (Ist page)
2009

My review of this book:

When to comes to her marriage, her kids, and basically her whole life, round, sturdy and mousy-haired Katie does everything to keep her head above water, including finding time to escape to the bath and talk to the taps. And believe me, she needs that "selfish time" to keep sane.

It would seem everyone is out to get her, but she is determined to do what is right, and stand by the man she married because she loves him. Pure and simple. The trouble, however, is not just with him, but her perfect-bodied, blonde, high-flying bitch of a stepsister, Celestia. Not to mention a few other characters that should know better.

This novella is water resistant, so like Katie takes "me time" to talk to the taps, you can do the same, but with a book that can't be ruined by the bath water. All Steamed Up is a comedic take on all those "vesuvial" moments in a woman's life, from marriage, pregnancy, raising kids, divorce and everything in between. It's hilarious, and a huge amount of fun to read. Partly because of the gimmicky waterproof book, but mainly because Kathy Lette is such a good writer. I really felt for her character, Katie, and at times wanted to shake some sense into her. Other times the cunning and conniving Celestia really made my blood boil with anger. I wanted to throttle her! Oh, such fun!

The idea behind this mini-novella, (it is only 38 pages long), is that Kathy Lette has written this novella for stressed women everywhere and she is trying to persuade UK women to take time out. It is part of the Radox ‘Be Selfish’ campaign, and you have a chance to win one of 10,000 copies and a Radox bath product RIGHT HERE!

The story has been specially written in four parts, so that if a full on soak is not achievable the plot can be picked up at a later ‘selfish’ date. I loved this gimmicky idea, and after receiving my book yesterday, I booked myself into the bath, added some Radox, and talked to the taps. :)

Enter my own competition here! Unfortunately, both the freebies and my giveaway are for UK entrants. Sorry!

You can, however, download the AUDIO BOOK here from anywhere in the world!

What is your Tuesday Teaser?

Sassy
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17 comments:

  1. Hilarious teaser LOL and if the rest of the book is as good as that little snippet then it must be a total hoot!
    Here's my Teaser

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  2. HA! That is hilarious. I think I've seen this book before, and now I MUST pick it up! Great teaser this week :) Here's my teaser.

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  3. I have always liked the idea of Kathy Lette's books, ever since watching the Austrlian classic movie Puberty Blues, but never read one. I should rectify that!


    Mine is here

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  4. Wohoo thanks, going over there at once :) Lette is so funny

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  5. Love this teaser - it had me chuckling and agreeing.

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  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. A waterproof book is a great idea, not for me, I don't read in the bath, never stay in long enough! But I know a lot of people, especially women, do.

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  7. Fantastic teaser. The books sounds as though it is a riot.
    My teaser is here: http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/09/tuesday-teaser_07.html

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  8. HA! Loved your teaser. It was funny and (very) true. Great choice!

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  9. Love that! Who wouldn't want a refund on their kids sometimes?

    My teaser is here - it's a scary one!

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  10. Oh my! That is funny! Seems like a great read. My teasers are here: http://abookblogofonesown.blogspot.com/2009/09/chapter-18-teaser-tuesday-892009.html

    Greetings,
    Tiina

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  11. LOL - had to laugh at that teaser. Glad to admit that I haven't hit that stage yet, but our son is only 2 1/2, and we have the second boy on the way. . . Maybe in a few years I'll be able to relate a little more. :) Great for a laugh though - thanks for sharing.

    Here's my Teaser! ~ Wendi

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  12. giggle at teaser! reminds me of when rosanne said in her series, "now i know why some animals eat their young."

    my teaser is up here
    http://hodgepodgespv.blogspot.com/2009/09/teaser-tuesdays.html

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  13. giggle at teaser! reminds me of when rosanne said in her series, "now i know why some animals eat their young."

    my teaser is up here
    http://hodgepodgespv.blogspot.com/2009/09/teaser-tuesdays.html

    but if you need a really good laugh, read today's other entry

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  14. LOL! This sounds like a good read.

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  15. THANK YOU for all your lovely comments. Yes, it's a fun book, that's for sure.

    Coming to your places now!

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