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Publisher's Summary

Maggie Cotton's life is a hot mess. 

In one day, she's dumped by her boyfriend, disinherited by her mum, and kicked off the three-year degree course she'd stretched to a decade. And that was before she received the letter saying she owed the government $70,000. 

But that's no reason to grow up, is it?  

With a decrepit 1960s caravan to call home, Maggie has to prove to her mother she can survive without a safety net, stop her loyal best friend Jen from marrying a scumbag, and convince her sexy workmate Rueben that she's not a walking disaster. For someone who's spent her life avoiding hard work, she sure can move mountains when she's got a little motivation - just don't ask her to move the caravan.

©2020 Rose Hartley (P)2020 Penguin Random House Australia

Critic Reviews

"A compulsive and hilarious read. In Maggie, Hartley has created one of those indelible characters of whom we must thoroughly disapprove and yet cannot help but love." (Karen Joy Fowler)
 

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Loved!!!

Loved everything about it!!!

Well preformed, and totally relatable if you are in your 30’s....totally brilliant, and many LOL moments to be had.

Highly recommend.

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Good narration, average story

I’m not usually a chick-lit fan and this book annoyed me for all the reasons chick-lit usually does. Maggie was an irritating character’s head to inhabit, but I did like her more by the end than I thought I was going to. I felt sorry for her cat too.

The narration was very good and felt true to Maggie’s voice. The narrator even sang the song bits, which most narrators tend to just speak! My only gripe with the production was that sometimes there wasn’t enough pause to signal a new scene, so my brain scrambled to catch up a couple of times when it felt like we’d teleported or time travelled!

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This has it all

I loveddddd this book! It’s truths, awkward bits and jaw aching laugh out loud moments make this story so believable. In fact I’m pretty sure this could have been written about the real lives of many people. Rose Hartley you did great!

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Entertaining!

Such a funny Aussie read! We all were or know that person. Miranda was a brilliant narrator!

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A very fun read

Miranda Tapsell is wonderful narrating this story. The characters are beautifully flawed especially Maggie but you can't help liking her. I am looking forward to seeing what else this author will produce.

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Loved this funny story… it had such quirkiness about it & was so Australian. Keep up the good writing. 🚐

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Surprisingly funny

This book had my giggling in the first few minutes, which is a rare feat for me.
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loved this book so much

a funny realistic story of modern australian women and their relationships with their mums, men and each other. Maggie is priceless.

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Funny

Great characters. Very funny while keeping quite real until it got close to the ending, which I felt slightly let down by. Overall I really enjoyed and the narration was well done.

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loved the characters as 'unlikeable' as some were

loved the characters
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