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Diary of a Crap Housewife: It's Time to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect Life
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Jessica Rowe
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Diary of a Crap Housewife: It's Time to Embrace Your Perfectly Imperfect Life

Jessica Rowe


9781760529529

Allen & Unwin


Biography;
Memoirs;
Family & relationships;
Humour;
Lifetyle & personal style guides;
Home & house maintenance


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256 pages

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'Warning: this ain't no recipe book! But Jess's real, raw and often roaringly funny tales will nourish your soul. You'll devour it! And ask for seconds!' - Sarah Harris

'J-Ro's exuberance for this wonderful, sometimes messy and at times chaotic journey through life jumps joyfully out of each page. She's honest. She's disorganised. And she's got a heart of gold. Viva la Crap Housewife!' - Samantha Armytage

Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off, and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels fall off?

In this fabulously funny, down-to-earth book, Diary of a Crap Housewife, Jessica Rowe writes honestly about her talent (or lack thereof) for cooking, about what's really important when it comes to mothering and family, and about her many and varied views, musings and commonsense advice on other crap housewife matters. As an added bonus, there are thirteen crap housewife recipes included, from Jessica's old favourite, spag bol, to a fresh and tasty Waldorf salad, and all so simple you can't go wrong.

Being a crap housewife is a badge Jessica wears with pride, and it's a title she invites other women to embrace. The idea of crap lies in the real-life messes, hiccups, disasters and bad meals that many of us dish up and deal with every day. This mum is tired of the photos of perfectly packed school lunches, posts about gourmet family dinners eaten together at the table, and tales of neat, tidy and obedient children with smoothly brushed hair.

It's time to reset the bar. Make expectations realistic. Strive to be kind, loving, smart and funny. Perfection is not required.

'Jess Rowe may be a crap housewife but she is a great writer and an even better friend. And she's right: I can be a bit of a smart arse.' - Joe Hildebrand

'This woman has enriched my life. And if you read this book your life will be enriched with honesty and love too!' - Denise Drysdale

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By:   Jessica Rowe
Imprint:   Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm, 
ISBN:   9781760529529
ISBN 10:   1760529524
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   April 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

'Jessica is real and brutally honest. It's refreshing and comforting in a world where people trade in perfection.' - Peter Overton 'This woman has enriched my life. And if you read this book your life will be enriched with honesty and love too!' - Denise Drysdale 'Jess Rowe may be a crap housewife but she is a great writer and an even better friend. And she's right: I can be a bit of a smart arse.' - Joe Hildebrand 'Warning: this ain't no recipe book! But Jess's real, raw and often roaringly funny tales will nourish your soul. You'll devour it! And ask for seconds!' - Sarah Harris

Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter and three-time bestselling author. Jessica's credits include co-hosting Studio 10 and The Today Show. She was also the news presenter on Network Ten's First at Five for ten years and on Weekend Sunrise. Jessica has written three bestselling, acclaimed works of non-fiction: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times (co-authored with Penelope Rowe), Love. Wisdom. Motherhood., and her 2015 memoir Is This My Beautiful Life? A self-confessed 'crap housewife', Jessica has gathered a strong and loyal following with her #craphousewife movement, uniting and celebrating other mothers who sometimes feel like they are not the perfect mother, wife or cook. Jessica has teamed up with her best friend and TV icon Denise Drysdale for a podcast titled One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady. Hilarious and wise, they compare candid tales of family, work, relationships and all the bits in between that they call 'life'. A passionate advocate for mental health awareness, Jessica is also an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015 she was honoured as a Member of the Order of Australia for her mental health advocacy work and her contribution to Australian media. Jessica is married to journalist Peter Overton and together they have two young daughters. For more information, please go to jessicarowe.com.au and craphousewife.com

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