The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess (2005)
401 pages

by: Sophie Kinsella

"If I've learned one lesson from all that's happened to me, it's that there is no such thing as the biggest mistake of your existence. There's no such thing as ruining your life. Life's a pretty resilient thing, it turns out."

Have just finished reading this book and I must say that this has been my dose of sunshine on this cloudy day. Full of hilarity and witty remarks, no one does it like Sophie Kinsella aka Madeleine Wickham (her real name). I SOO LURVE IT! lol.

The story is about a brilliant corporate lawyer, Samantha Sweeting, who seems to never have the time for anything else than her work. In fact she doesn't have a minute to clean her place and even tidy up her table. An intelligent woman whom you might envisage as someone independent but wait, she's not self-sufficient enough because she is practically naive in the art of household chores - can't cook, can't do the laundry, and cannot sew on a button! Her assiduousness and commitment paid off when she finally became a partner - the thing she ever wanted. Or is it? Or her mother's?

But then, as she vowed to begin cleaning up her table, she found a document that revealed something horrible - she discovered she made the most basic mistake of a lawyer. She then left the office, still at shock, leaving London via train and a bank with 50 million quid loss. Finding herself in the middle of nowhere, she then ended up in a huge house, whose owners mistakenly identified her as an interviewee as "Housekeeper".

Her adventure begins here - learning what matters most in life - as she finally realized what she wanted to do and to have. Samantha then realized the value of time after she met Nathaniel and unlike her uber busy ex-beau Jacob who would do the deed for just effin' six minutes due to their busy skeds, Nathaniel showed her the beauty of having time to relax, enjoy the surroundings and have good loving sex! But will he still love her despite the major lie - that the housekeeper he loves is actually a mathematical whiz who can incredibly solve high-number problems and an exceptional lawyer of a top-rank company? The ending though is very much predictable.

"Six minutes isn't sex. Six minutes is a boiled egg."


KC said...

So you love reading books eh ??! Kool ! That's one habit that i damn cant cultivate in myself !! :( Maybe because i developed a dislike for them when i was young because instead of novels and stuff i was exposed to these pshycological and Personality development kinda books at that young age and i hated them, so in the mean time , entirely lost my interest in books !! :) So I prefered movies instead !! :)

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