Review - It's a Mad World: Travels Through a Muddled Life by Susie Kelly

By Carmen, 24 March 2021
My Copy of the Book

Year Published: 2021

Genre: Non-Fiction; Humour; Travel


Unlike her daredevil husband, Susie Kelly is afraid of water, elevators, heights, skiing and flying upside down and she hates being in the spotlight.

No matter how hard she tries, things seem to go wrong more often than they go right. Fortunately she can see the funny side of most things, even her cancer diagnosis. However, snoring transforms her from a sweet little thing into a pitiless monster.

These often funny and sometimes poignant tales of travels through Susie’s muddled life confirm that, as Simon Reeve writes in his autobiography Step by Step, ‘…it is always worth remembering that some of the most memorable times can happen when things go a bit wrong.’

About the Author:

Susie Kelly was born in grey post-war London, and spent much of her childhood and young adulthood in the beautiful country of Kenya.

She now lives in south-west France with a menagerie of assorted animals, and is passionate about animal welfare.

Since 2011 Susie's books have been published by Blackbird Digital Books, whose theme is strong, adventurous women living life to the full. Blackbird Digital Book people love birds and animals, travel, history, romance, natural health and environment, resourcefulness, humour, the surreal and magic.

Connect with the Author:

Facebook: Susie Kelly Facebook

Twitter: Susie Kelly Twitter

Buy the Book:

Amazon: Amazon Purchase Link

My Take on the Book:

Small bits of humour are sprinkled throughout this book – something I really enjoy when I read this author’s books. There’s a few ski trips involved, as well as some European travelling.

I ended up giving this book a four star rating and got a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Last Word:

I always enjoy reading this author’s books – especially in regards to the humour.