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.

Amanda’s professional career as a writer has been achieved only in the last decade. Yet the millions of copies sold, the titles she has published, the stories she has shared… feel like they’ve been around forever. Her memoir brings her writing life, trials and celebrations, together in the pages of one book. But it also brings something else. Amanda’s lifetime to date.

You may think you know Amanda from the stories that she writes, because of the realities that she chooses to write into fiction, often inspired by her own experiences. You may think that you know Amanda because of the memoir that she co-wrote with her son, a beautiful, honest book, that has helped so many people. These are only fractions of Amanda Prowse, though, and this book… this book is everything else. Everything in between. The anguish behind that beautiful smile, the fear behind those wonderfully written words. Everything that hides behind the brave expression is laid bare in this book and you will laugh. And you will cry. And, at points, maybe one or maybe a hundred, you’ll say, ‘Me too.’

There are pieces of thousands of us within the pages of Amanda’s book, but never has someone so honestly and openly written them all down like this. It’s raw, it’s real and it is emotional. It is a woman, like us.

About the Book

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.

About The Author

Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author of over twenty seven novels, seven short stories and recent non-fiction, autobiographical book, have been published worldwide in dozens of languages. Her chart topping No.1 titles ‘What Have I Done?’, ‘Perfect Daughter’, ‘My Husband’s Wife’, ‘The Girl in the Corner’ and ‘The Things I Know’ have sold millions of copies around the world.

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