Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.
Public Domain (P)2012 Trout Lake Media
Its normal for your washing machine to get more action than you, right? I wake up, bleary-eyed. Its been two years, six months and three hours since I last shaved my legs, and the llama-patterned knickers Im wearing have seen better days. We have seven minutes before the kids wake up, and my husband shuffles closer. "Ouch," he says, a piece of Lego sticking into his back. Then, a light comes on in the landing. Small footsteps creep down the stairs. A little voice screams, "Is someone coming to make breakfast?!" All hope of having some "alone time" is replaced with wondering if weve run out of Cheerios, thinking about the overflowing laundry, and remembering that I forgot to take out the recycling. Again. Just a typical Monday morning for the Morton family... Except today, when I go downstairs in my dressing gown, I find something. Something belonging to my husband. Something that definitely wasnt in the wedding vows. And its either going to make us...or break us. An utterly hilarious and unmissable novel for anyone who has ever felt like they spend more time washing the dishes than getting lucky. Fans of Why Mummy Drinks and The Unmumsy Mum, and rom-coms by Sophie Ranald and Sophie Kinsella, will ugly laugh at this gloriously funny and relatable listen.
©2020 Kristen Bailey (P)2020 Bookouture
Its normal to wish that your baby came with a snooze button, right? When I got pregnant, Will and I didnt have a clue what we were signing up for. It turns out that theres loads we werent warned about: In the middle of the night youll be begging Siri for advice on getting your baby to sleep. (In case youre wondering, whale music doesnt work.) If you make the mistake of going to a nightclub, youll nod off, drool, and be woken up by an angry bouncer. Youll spend more time spooning your childs cuddly donkey than your own boyfriend. Communication with your other half will be via Post-it notes on the fridge, mainly telling him to buy more milk. Sex is something that happened in another dimension. But even if I feel like Im waiting for my motherhood powers to come in the post, at least Ive got Will. Our old life - festivals, sambuca shots, an actual sex life - might be a distant memory, but we can get through anything together, cant we? At least thats what I thought until, one day, Will walked out on us.... If Im on my own (apart from Siri, obviously) can I do this whole parenting thing? Or I am destined to lose my sanity one sleepless night at a time? A totally hilarious and absolutely relatable tale for anyone who has survived parenthood purely on microwave meals, wishing for an IV drip of coffee to get them through! This will make your belly ache with laughter. Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Sophie Ranald, and Sophie Kinsella.
©2021 Kristen Bailey (P)2020 Bookouture, an imprint of Storyfire Ltd.
Its normal to prefer getting a filling at the dentists to spending time with your husband, right? I thought I was sorted on the life front. I was a heart surgeon with a loving partner and two gorgeous little girls. Except my husbands version of "loving" is lying, cheating, and sleeping his way around London. Which means I definitely deserve a refund. Unfortunately, moving on isnt that simple. Just because I know how to operate on a heart doesnt mean I know how to fix my broken one. Plus, I lost the receipt for him years ago, so Im definitely getting shortchanged. But now that Im single, am I ready to mingle? There are a few minor issues: The last time I went on a date, double denim was in fashion and my eyebrows were horrendously overplucked. Men wear stupidly skinny jeans now. I dont know how to use dating apps, but at least I dont have to get changed out of my pajamas. Sometimes the most promising thing you have in common with a guy is a shared love of prawns. I dont know whether to open a date with "hi" or "hello" or "hey". and once I ended up saying "howdy". Everything happens for a reason, they say. Theres plenty more fish in the sea. But what happens when everything falls apart and you havent got a clue how to go fishing? An absolutely hilarious and utterly relatable tale for anyone who has ever survived a nightmare relationship, felt a little lonely, or nursed a broken heart with wine and carbs. This feel-good novel will get you back on your feet and genuinely laughing out loud. Perfect for fans of Why Mummy Drinks, Sophie Ranald, and Sophie Kinsella.
©2020 Kristen Bailey (P)2020 Bookouture