Once a down-to-earth girl who loved her freckles as much as sailing with her carefree husband, one day Mim Woolcott wakes up to find she is keeping Prada, Louis Vuitton and numerous day spas in business and her life has descended into a merry-go-round of shopping, backstabbing and snobbery.
Welcome to the world of Gucci Mamas, where every day Mim has to negotiate the Carpark Mafia and the Mothers Superior as she drops her children off at the most prestigious school in Melbourne. But in between keeping up with the Joneses - or in this case the Mason-Jacksons - cracks are starting to show in Mim's perfect life.
Mim and her mothers group met over post-natal manicures at an exclusive Melbourne private hospital. With their handsome husbands, luxurious houses in the right suburbs, children at the best private school, and designer wardrobes that would make starlets green with envy, the world of the Gucci Mamas is glamorous and competitive. And the cracks are starting to show in Mims perfect life, as money gets tighter and her husband works ever longer hours.
If her two best friends have similar problems, Mim would never know - the Gucci Mamas are far too busy picking their outfits for the races and having manicures to notice each other's troubles.
Somethings got to give, and it will take a catastrophic, life-changing event to bring Mim to her senses. But will it be too late?
Humorous and sharply observant, with characters who are all too easy to recognise, Gucci Mamas will have you hooked from the first page
Review: Entertaining and funny, seems sometimes the more money you have the more problems you have. Easy read. Bit sterotype but you will recognise characters in your own life.Cate Kendall
is writing team Lisa Blundell and Michelle Hamer, who first met as private school mums over a latte in mid-2005. As they sipped coffee and poked fun at the posh mums of the private school world, it dawned on them that this topic could make a great book.
As a prolific journalistic, Michelle has been widely published across Australia, has been an editor at The Age, and is author of the books: It Couldn't Happen to Me, How it Feels and Delivery by Appointment. Lisa also writes for The Age and has worked for several years as a copywriter in advertising.
The two mums each have four children.
Random House Australia
Author: Cate Kendall
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