Diary of a Crap Housewife

It's time to embrace your perfectly imperfect life

Jessica Rowe
NZD $32.99

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

'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

Author bio:

Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter, speaker and author.

Jessica has written three bestselling non-fiction books: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times (co-authored with Penelope Rowe); Love. Wisdom. Motherhood.; and her memoir, Is This My Beautiful Life?

A proud 'crap housewife' herself, Jessica has gathered a strong and loyal following on her #craphousewife website, Facebook and Instagram. She celebrates and unites all mothers who sometimes feel they are not perfect.

Jessica also co-creates a hilarious and wise podcast with best friend and television icon Denise Drysdale, called One Fat Lady and One Thin Lady.

A passionate advocate for mental health awareness, Jessica is an ambassador for beyondblue and a patron of Mental Health Australia. In 2015, she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for both her advocacy work and contribution to Australian media.

Jessica is married to journalist Peter Overton and they have two young daughters.

For more information, please go to jessicarowe.com.au, craphousewife.com and watercooler.net.au. And you can follow Jessica's Instagram adventures on @jessjrowe.

Category: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781760529529
Table Of Contents:
'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
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Imprint: Allen & Unwin
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 256
Format: Paperback - C format
Subject: Memoirs