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When Juanita Phillips stumbled on an old pressure cooker in an op shop, it changed her life. As a frantically busy working mother, she was desperate for solutions to that modern dilemma: how to juggle kids, career, housework and marriage. The pressure cooker helped her solve one of the biggest problems - preparing daily healthy meals - but that was just the beginning. She and her husband decided to transform their chaotic life in other ways too, and where it led them was surprising.
This candid confession of a failed supermum offers practical tips for anyone searching for a calmer, simpler, healthier life.
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The guilt-free guide to cutting housework
About the Author
Juanita Phillips is best known as the ABC’s 7pm news presenter in NSW, but she has also spent 25 years writing for newspapers and magazines, and is the author of a series of children’s books. Her latest book is the autobiographical A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to have it all, do it all, and keep it all together.
Juanita began her career in 1982 as a cadet journalist at The Courier-Mail newspaper in Brisbane, where she became a feature writer and columnist. Ten years later, she moved into TV current affairs on the Ten Network, and later became a news presenter in Brisbane and Sydney. During that time, she satisfied her writing itch by penning a series of children’s books, The Newspaper Kids, published in Australia and the UK by Harper Collins. In 1997, she moved to London and spent five years working as a news anchor for the BBC and CNN. Juanita returned to Sydney in 2002 to take up a position with the ABC. Within a couple of years, much to her surprise, she found herself married with two young children. She continued to juggle a full-time TV career with writing for The Bulletin magazine and caring for a family, until it all came crashing down in spectacular fashion, giving her plenty of material for a new book. A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life: How to have it all, do it all, and keep it all together was published by ABC Books in April 2010.
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Comments about A Pressure Cooker Saved My Life : How To Have It All, Do It All, And Keep It All Together:
Great resource for the beginners in the art of pressure cooking. Highly recommend.
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 30th March 2010
Publisher: ABC Books
Dimensions (cm): 17.2 x 24.5 x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.85