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Book Review…Farewell My Ovaries by Wendy Harmer


OK, this was actually a book I got out for Katie for her to read while in Wellington last week…but due to obvious events she never got to read it (even on the plan where some guy droned on and on and on).

So, seeing it sit there on her bedside table gathering dust, feeling unloved and unwanted, I thought, “hey, why not?” I had just finished a book so figured I could spit another out in a few days before it was due back.

Well, to give you an idea on what this is about, here is a portion from the jacket;

Claire Wallace has decided to throw her ovaries a farewell party – one wild night of unbridled lust before she says goodbye to all that.
This time it will be everything she has always imagined. This time she knows exactly how it will go. She’s old enough, she’s earned it.
But can you plan passion? And what’s love got to do with it?

At this point I should point out that I have read all of Marian Keyes’ books (Watermelon and Sushi For Beginners being favourites), and this one, in the same sort of chick-flick style was different. Written by an Aussie, there is no holding back on what people are actually thinking…and doing! Be prepared for blatantly frank descriptions of sex, just like reading a Penthouse Forum, and for that a few blokes might read it. But it was funny, in that style that only an Aussie could harness.

She has done other books, and I might consider getting one out…FYI, Katie is now determined to read it.


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