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When My Husband Does the Dishes : A Memoir of Marriage and Motherhood - Kerri Sackville

When My Husband Does the Dishes

A Memoir of Marriage and Motherhood

By: Kerri Sackville

Paperback | 21 April 2011 | Edition Number 1

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'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, Author of Mia Culpa

About the Author

After the birth of her first child in 1999, Kerri completed a BA in English and Linguistics, and returned to her first love, writing. She has worked as a copywriter and freelance writer for nine years, and in that time has written extensively for mainstream media and parenting magazines, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Age, The Telegraph, Sunday Life magazine, the Child group of magazines, Littlies magazine (New Zealand) and Notebook magazine. Kerri also has a long-standing, humorous column in the Australian Jewish News, 'Life And Other Crises', in which she details the endless dramas of her domestic life. Kerri's stories are usually funny, occasionally deeply moving, and always highly personal, and cover everything from weight loss to friendship, sex, parenthood and grief.

In May 2009 Kerri joined Twitter, and quickly built up a following of over 2000. She began blogging shortly afterwards at, and in 2010 was shortlisted for Australasian Blogger of the Year. Kerri is also a regular contributor and popular figure on the enormously successful website .

As a blogger, Kerri has been interviewed several times on ABC radio, and has been profiled in the Sunday Magazine and Sunday Life magazine. She has been featured as a panellist at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival 2010 and the Sydney Bloggers Festival 2010, and was recently named as one of's Top 10 Bloggers. Kerri is married to Tony, a workaholic architect. They live in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney with their three children - a son aged 11, and two daughters aged nine and three - and their recalcitrant bunny rabbit.