Women Like Us: Book summary and reviews of Women Like Us by Amanda Prowse

Women Like Us

A Memoir

by Amanda Prowse

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Women Like Us by Amanda Prowse
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  • Published Sep 2022
    396 pages
    Genre: Biography/Memoir

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Amanda Prowse has built a bestselling career on the lives of fictional women. Now she turns the pen on her own life.

I guess the first question to ask is, what kind of woman am I? Well, you know those women who saunter into a room, immaculately coiffed and primped from head to toe?

If you look behind her, you'll see me.


From her childhood, where there was no blueprint for success, to building a career as a bestselling novelist against all odds, Amanda Prowse explores what it means to be a woman in a world where popularity, slimness, beauty and youth are currency―and how she overcame all of that to forge her own path to happiness.

Sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious and always entirely relatable, Prowse details her early struggles with self-esteem and how she coped with the frustrating expectations others had of how she should live. Most poignantly, she delves into her toxic relationship with food, the hardest addiction she has ever known, and how she journeyed out the other side.

One of the most candid memoirs you're ever likely to read, Women Like Us provides welcome insight into how it is possible―against the odds―to overcome insecurity, body consciousness and the ubiquitous imposter syndrome to find happiness and success, from a woman who's done it all, and then some.

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"In this immensely inspiring work, British novelist Prowse reflects on the bodily struggles that bled into her successful writing career…Told with clarity and vulnerability, Prowse's story of overcoming cultural norms to accept herself arrives as a much-needed corrective in an age of filtered beauty." - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Prowse's writing is candid and charming, and many of her stories will resonate with her readers." - Booklist

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Amanda Prowse

Amanda Prowse is an internationally bestselling author of twenty-eight novels published in dozens of languages. Her chart-topping titles What Have I Done?, Perfect Daughter, My Husband's Wife, The Coordinates of Loss, The Girl in the Corner and The Things I Know have sold millions of copies around the world. Other novels by Amanda Prowse include A Mother's Story, which won the coveted Sainsbury's eBook of the Year Award. Perfect Daughter was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016 and The Boy Between a World Book Night title in 2022. She has been described by the Daily Mail as "the queen of family drama."

Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today. Her titles consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is well known for her insightful observations and infectious humour. Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning off the bedside lamp at night, that ensure you walk every step with her great characters, and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades…

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