We all know what it means these days to be a "grumpy old man". Well, we've heard just about enough out of the men, thank you very much. Now the Grumpy Old Women are taking over, with their gripes on the million irritations of today's world.
So, what makes women grumpy? Body image, domestic goddesses, the youth of today, shopping, careers, multi-tasking in double figures, holidays – and yes, grumpy old men themselves – all are very much on the list of what today's mature woman finds… a source of concern. (If you harbour suspicions that you, or someone you know, qualify as a grumpy old woman take a peek at our checklist below.)
From the series producer and stand-up comic Judith Holder, the book incorporates material from the new TV series Grumpy Old Women, which features a diverse, colourful and very grumpy group of celebrities, including Janet Street Porter, Jenny Eclair, Ann Widdecombe, Germaine Greer, Annette Crosbie and Sheila Hancock. Written with wit, style and sympathy, the book is sure to be a source of both amusement and comfort to women everywhere – grumpy or otherwise.