Maddy Wolfe's first day out with her newborn takes a Kafkaesque turn when she's arrested in Harrods for shoplifting. If this is a miscarriage of justice, then detaining her in Holloway Prison's Mother and Baby Unit is the D&C. The only person she can turn to is her hot-to-trot ex-lover Alex, who proves himself as useful as a solar-powered vibrator on a rainy day. When will he realise that a paternity suit is not the latest look in men's leisure wear? How do you brief a lawyer with a heat-seaking penis which doesn't report to mission control? And why the hell is Maddy's friend Gillian searching for a sperm happy to get egg all over its face? There's hard knocks and rude shocks in this devastatingly witty follow-up to Foetal Attraction. You'll split your episiotomy stitches laughing. 'Mad Cows should be renamed Wet Your Knickers With Laughter ...read it, love it and be prepared to change your undies! Company 'Lette's bitingly sarcastic prose ...breaks through taboos with a wit so daring that you'll gasp at her bravado before you laugh out loud' Elle
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Kathy Lette is the bestselling author of seven novels, including Foetal Attraction, Mad Cows and - most recently - Nip 'n' Tuck. Mad Cows was also made into a motion picture starring Joanna Lumley and Anna Friel. Kathy lives in Hampstead, London, with her husband and two children.From Publishers Weekly:
The irreverent author of Foetal Attraction returns with a raucous comic ode to the joys of motherhood, composed of equal parts male-bashing and bons mots. Framed by a thief in a London department store, Aussie Madeline Wolfe, a constipated, breast milk-sodden "mad cow" (single mother), is arrested with her one-month-old son, Jack, and sent to prison as an example of the British welfare state gone wrong. Guilty of nothing more than loving a womanizing louse, Maddy becomes embroiled in a series of misadventures that snowball from one outrageous incident to the next, from smuggling Jack out of jail in a handbag to a daring escape before a live TV audience, and stealing her son back from the clutches of an unscrupulous social worker. The victim of bad circumstances made worse by her own bad judgment, Maddy is a likable, if incessantly smart-mouthed woman with a fierce love for her offspring. She is also the only character who comes close to having "a full load of nappies" in a cast that includes Jack's father (a shallow, amoral TV star), Maddy's best friend (an oversexed upper-crust gold-digger with her own "Absolutely Fabulous" approach to motherhood) and a smattering of other half-baked (and half-witted) villains and heroes. Though the shock value of Lette's wisecracking wit is considerable (Maddy is "as culturally refined as a turd in a cocktail"), Lette's overindulgence in fresh talk becomes tiresome. But she gives new meaning to the phrase "mad cow disease" with this off-the-wall slice of maternal life that won't be found in any parenting book. $25,000 ad/promo; simultaneous Dove audio.
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Buchbeschreibung Picador, London and Basingstoke, 1997. paperback. Buchzustand: Good. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: No dust jacket. Reprint. minor creasing to spine and top corner of front cover, slightly wear to corners of cover, text clean and tight. Used. Artikel-Nr. 079734