When My Husband Does the Dishes… by Kerri Sackville

by |March 9, 2011

When My Husband Does the Dishes . . .

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).

I have been following Kerri Sackville on Twitter and Facebook and have been reading her blog for the last year or so. She is sharp, witty and dreadful… in a good way.

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:

I have written this book for people like me, people who can relate to me, or people who find me amusing. Which, in a tragic sort of way, I am.

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.

To get a taste for Kerri’s writing visit her popular (and outrageous) blog: Life and Other Criseshere

Or follow her on Twitter – here

When My Husband Does the Dishes . . . is available 2nd May 2011:

Pre-order your copy today – click here

Don’t watch this, Kerri made it, and it’s a bit rude…

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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.

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  • March 9, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Cannot WAIT to read this! Oh, hang on, I already have, and it made me laugh so much I had to change the sheets and my kids ran away and hid in the bathroom.

    Bloody great work Kerri. It’s a winner for sure!

  • novatwitman

    March 9, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve just enjoyed your work immensely. Partial to your angstsie sex videos! Well done and congrats Kerrie! x

  • March 9, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I’m a huge fan of Kerri, and can’t wait to read her book!

  • March 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I can’t wait to read this book. I think my children will have full run of the house whilst I consume it. Which they hopefully won’t have to do for too long, because I’m quite sure I’ll find this hard to put down. 😉

    Congrats, Kerri. Excitement plus. x

  • March 10, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Love your work, Kerri! Your book is going to be a huge hit!!

  • zenya

    March 11, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Kerri! You are amazing! You have all my support! Can’t wait to get my hands on this hot read! 🙂

  • Wendy Hatton

    May 1, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    I look forward to reading this too. It’s great to be able to look back and laugh at the things we ‘suffer’ as mothers- it’s the best way to survive it.

  • July 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

    I have just borrowed this from my library and was reading it on the bus into the city yesterday. I had to stop reading it because I had tears running down my faces as I tried to keep my giggles in – I am sure the people on the bus thoguth I was strange. It is absolutely hilarious and so true!!

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