I love being a mum and I wouldn’t change it for the world, but I must confess it has changed my life completely.
Some of us are happy to adapt our lives to our child’s needs, others not so much. Meet Mimi, from It’s All About Mimi, a new handbag-size book of over 100 cartoons by Denise Dorrance.
It’s All About Mimi tells the story of a modern woman trying to balance life as a stylish shopaholic and a mother – considering her desire for minimalism and all things chic, it doesn’t come naturally, leading to wonderfully funny scenarios. The beginning of the book shows Mimi pregnant and how she fits the final trimester and birth in to her hectic modernista life…all with tongue firmly in cheek!
It’s All About Mimi is the must have accessory for anyone who loves fashion, art or wants a how-to guide for life from Mimi’s stylish perspective. Joyfully loveable despite her ‘Me Me’ attitude, Mimi is this year’s hottest addition to any handbag.
The book of hilarious illustrations lives up to its name – it really is all about Mimi. Mimi is a delightfully sharp and witty fashionista whose greatest fear is losing her sunglasses whilst her favourite shop is Bond Street – not just one store but all of it! Mimi does what she wants when she wants and does not let having a baby get in the way.
I really enjoyed reading It’s All About Mimi, the whole book is very entertaining and funny, I really like Mimi’s explanation to her minimal kitchen, her minimal cooking. I always wondered how people managed to have impeccable kitchen, now I know they don’t actually use their kitchens!
I identified myself with Mimi when she was teaching her child to read by saying ‘A for Azzedine Alaia, B for Balenciaga, C for Coco Chanel’. When little man was learning to read, I would have a mental block and struggle to come up with simple words, so I would end up teaching him either long words or brands – joys of being a modern mummy, I would say!
Another page that made me laugh is when the baby can’t find his toys and Mimi’s response is: ‘What do you mean you can’t find your toys? Look, A is for Absolutely Too Noisy’, B for ‘Broken’ and so on…!’ I never thought of organising little man’s toys in an A-Z cupboard, but I’m now searching online for one!
It’s All About Mimi, available in Posh Paperback at RRP £11.95 (£8.36 on Amazon), is 160 pages long and handbag sized. It can be read from beginning to end in under an hour, or you can simply have a lucky dip and read random pages whenever you want to put a smile on your face.
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