Book Reviews of My Life on A Plate

My Life on A Plate
My Life on A Plate
Author: India Knight
ISBN-13: 9780618154449
ISBN-10: 0618154442
Publication Date: 8/23/2001
Pages: 224
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

3.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Mariner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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kind of funny. Not really thought provoking. There seems to be just a lot of rambling and going on. You have to be in the mood for this book. It's wasn't bad, it just doesn't go anywhere.
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Quick read. I did laugh out loud a few times, but overall I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. I just didn't feel like I knew the characters well enough to care about them.
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Great book! A friend recommended it and I am glad she did. Nice and quick read.
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Not your typical chicklit, in that the protagonist is married with two kids and there is zero sex. (Well, another character has an encounter with a teeny peeny.) But Clara is snarky as hell, and I really enjoyed this book. review
Some would say Clara (Jabba the) Hutt has achieved "the goal": husband, house and 2.4 children. She is a "smug married." However, there's always a downside and Clara's not-so-perfect life consists of carting her boys to and from school, giving her a chance to see how the truly flawless mothers exist; trying to decipher, after eight years of marriage, whether her mysterious husband actually exercises his bodily functions or not; and, of course, her eccentric family, which consists of a thin, beautiful, insane mother and a string of ex-step-daddies, plus ex-step-siblings. Added to the Clara cocktail are her swinging single friends, the perfect mothers who turn out to be Jezebels in M & S clothing, and the strange Irish dancer who she must interview, renamed by her five year old as "bloody Dunphy."

Hailed as the Bridget Jones of the 21st century, India Knight's first novel is a good giggle. If anything, it is the inverse of Bridget Jones since Clara Hutt starts with everything and heads in completely the opposite direction. Funny, warm and full of "does my bum look big in this?" sentiment, Clara ponders the question: "everyone wants to be married--don't they?"
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Meet thirty-three-year-old Clara Hutt: irreverent, sometimes unkind, always self-deprecating. Clara is a part-time magazine writer with a perpetually mysterious husband and two small boys, and some days she wakes up with the feeling that her life isn't all it should be. Her extended stepfamily is forever making demands; her sons are constantly "murdering each other"; all the other mothers at the school gate are perfectly groomed, but Clara is in her pajama bottoms and her husband's sweater. With razor-sharp wit and a healthy dose of insight into married life, India Knight takes readers on a continually entertaining ride through one woman's bumpy search for fulfillment.