by Kerri Sackville
This book will blow the lid off male/female relations (and then realise what it has done, pick the lid back up, say sorry, and replace it firmly, maybe even taping it down as a precaution, if it feels it is necessary).
The book is sure to be a hit with anyone who needs to laugh as their dreams of domestic bliss get blown to smithereens by hilarious reality…
The publisher says…
‘When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . is about love in real life. It’s about what marriage looks like after three children and 150 years of togetherness. It’s about little white lies and boxer shorts on the floor and eating frankfurts for dinner every night. It’s my life. And I suspect it could be yours too.’
Kerri Sackville has written this book for people like her, people who can relate to her, or people who find her amusing. Which, in a tragic sort of way, she is.
When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . is part memoir, part faux guide to marriage and motherhood and a must read for all women. It is accurate, clever and very, very funny.
Kerri regularly contributes to Mia Freedman’s Mamamia and Mia has this to say about her:
Kerri Sackville’s compelling voice has seen her amass an impressive following in a relatively short amount of time. Her refreshing, candid, searingly honest and often hilarious posts on her own website and on Mamamia have made her one of our most popular contributors and whenever we publish her work, it generates an enormous number of positive comments. With humour and biting satire, Kerri is able to capture the essence of so many women’s experiences of marriage and motherhood and anything she writes generates instant feedback. Her use of social media via Twitter ensures she commands attention among media as well as those who relate to her anecdotes about her life. With Kerri’s innate understanding of online and social media, her book is sure to generate huge buzz. I can’t wait to read it. – Mia Freedman
Kerri in her own words:
So here is a bit about me:
I am in my early forties, which means I feel about 25 on some days and 83 on others.
I am a mum. I have three kids: an eleven year old boy, a nine year old girl, and a completely insane toddler (she is also a girl, but her insanity takes precedence over her gender at this point).
I have one husband, The Architect. He is not insane, but he frequently drives me insane, as I do him, so it’s a nicely symbiotic relationship.
I have many friends who make me feel good about myself.
I have numerous acquaintances, some of whom make me feel good about myself, and some who make me feel very small.
I cook, clean, run the household, pay the bills, and arrange our social lives.
I work from home as a writer in the 12 minutes free I have each day.
Or follow her on Twitter – here
When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . is available 2nd May 2011:
Don’t watch this, Kerri made it, and it’s a bit rude…
About the Contributor
While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. Now, as the Director of Books at booktopia.com.au, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.