Sometimes, when I meet someone new and I tell them I’m a writer, they ask ‘What do you write about?’ Tricky question. It’s a lot like asking a woman who’s just come home from a girl’s dinner ‘What did you talk about?’ The short answer? EVERYTHING.
When Mia Freedman talks, people listen. Perhaps not her husband. Or her children. But other people. Women. Mia has a knack for putting into words the dilemmas, delights and dramas of women everywhere. The new rules for dating in the internet-romance age? Yep, tricky stuff. Things are not what they used to be. And sex talk at the dinner table? Appropriate or not? Perhaps not, unless in an educational capacity and even then some things are best left unsaid . . . And what about Botox, Brazilians, and boobs that are not as fabulous as they once were? With intrepid curiosity and a delicious sense of humour, Mia navigates her way through the topics – great and small – of modern life.
Mia Culpa is funny, moving and just like one long, wonderful dinner-party conversation and is available from all good bookstores and online.
Mia Freedman was always in a hurry to kick her big life goals. And when she became editor of Cosmopolitan at 24 and had a baby a few months later, she thought she was right on track. But when things unexpectedly fell apart, she was forced to face a few uncomfortable truths about who she was and what she wanted to do with her life. Over the next decade, she would experience some dazzling career highs and some devastating personal lows. She would leave the glamorous world of magazines for a high-profile new job that exploded in her face. She would lose all her confidence and then — eventually — find it again in an unexpected place. She would make mistakes at work and at home, and she would learn some surprising lessons about what made her happy.
As a writer, magazine editor, popular blogger and media personality, Mia has been called the voice of her generation. Mama Mia is her story so far.
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