Momo Freaks Out

Momo Freaks Out 1

by Samone Bos

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/03/2017

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A long time ago, way before Facebook and Instagram, and when no one had even considered Snapchat, there were blogs. One day, bored at work, Momo, a typical twenty-something, discovered this curious new underworld of secret diaries. Soon she¿s living her life online, baring her soul and relationships, equal parts funny and pitiful. With blogged stories and anecdotes spanning a freakishly well-remembered childhood and her then-present, Momo¿s blog life opens doors, eventually taking her from being a young book editor in Melbourne to an English teacher in Tokyo navigating earthquakes from under a table. Momo Freaks Out represents a time, a subculture and a whole lot of silly hijinks in a decade that seems both very recent and distant.
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  • Frank, funny and a bit quirky

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    Momo Freaks Out is the first adult book by Australian editor, blogger and author, Samone Bos. Samone is Momo, and the blog covering some six and a half years of her life forms the basis of this book. Momo’s blog begins in 2002, with everyday life while she’s an editor of children’s books, and covers her relocation to Japan to teach English, her separation from her husband during a sojourn in London, their time in Singapore with excursions to Europe, their return to Melbourne, pregnancy and motherhood.

    Just like many blogs of that era, she offers opinions and relates anecdotes from life: incidents, encounters and conversations at home, at work, at entertainment venues, restaurants, retail outlets, wherever life takes her. There are crazy antics, occasional inappropriate hijinks and weird interactions with strangers. Many of the entries are hilariously funny; some are timeless, whilst others are unapologetically dated, no doubt ensuring a bout of nostalgia for some readers. Bos does not hesitate to tell stories against herself, and her self-deprecating quips provide plenty of humour.

    Many parts of this novelised version of Momo’s blog will have universal appeal, but Melbourne locals and readers of a certain vintage are bound to identify with most of the content. There may well be readers who have encountered the blog in its original form, and it may be best read in small doses, as it was initially offered. Frank, funny and a bit quirky, this is an enjoyable read.
    With thanks to Bonnier Publishing for this copy to read and review.