Claire Masterson was the girl at school that Maggie
Owen atways wanted to be. Confident, good-looking,
she was the first to know the facts of life, the first to
Sun-In her hair, the first, easity the first, to go ait the
way. And when Maggie bumps into her twenty years
later, it is as if nothing has changed: Ctaire's life is
one of career moues to New York and great sex with
married men; Maggie's is one of bringing up her
children and never seeing her partner Jake, whose
ever-demanding job has become his 'other woman'.
Or has it ? Jake is eonsistently working late, working
weekends, taking working tries abroad... and when
Claire talks a little too knowledgeably about his
movements, Maggie starts thinking the unthinkable.
Her friends think she should confront them, but
Maggie's got a better idea: she's going to have her
cake and eat it too.
Having It and Eating It is a comic, acutely intelligent
novel about motherhood, infidelity, losing yourself
and having it all. To be read, re-read and passed along.