Diary of a Crap Housewife

Author: Jessica Rowe

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1760870951

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 3626

'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

Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife

Author: Niamh Greene

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141916281

Category: Fiction

Page: 402

View: 7540

When Susie's maiden aunt gives her a housekeeping journal, she expects Susie to use it for jotting down nutritious recipes and planning household budgets. But Susie has more important things on her mind ... ... Like how to keep sane while trying to control a four-year-old diva who thinks she's Judy Garland, as well as a thrill-seeking toddler with a death wish. Not to mention managing a demanding husband who expects a home-cooked meal at least once a fortnight and inconsiderate parents who seem to think luxury spa breaks are more important than spending time with their grandchildren. On top of that, there's the small matter of the Lone Father at the children's play group who is clearly smitten and Susie's passing interest in Posh'n'Becks, Wayne and Colleen, Brad'n'Jen'n'Angelina ... Susie's journal chronicles a hectic year in the life of a stay at home mother, whose one ambition is to possess an outfit that is free of snot stains.

Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife

Author: Brenda Wilhelmson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616490004

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

View: 2158

A gripping first-hand story of personal triumph and recovery by a wealthy American housewife who appeared to have it all but who was, in reality, losing life's most important moments in an alcohol-induced haze. Brenda Wilhelmson was like a lot of women in her neighborhood. She had a husband and two children. She was educated and made a good living as a writer. She had a vibrant social life with a tight circle of friends. She could party until dawn and take her children to school the next day. From the outside, she appeared to have it all together. But, in truth, alcohol was slowly taking over, turning her world on its side.Waking up to another hangover, growing tired of embarrassing herself in front of friends and family, and feeling important moments slip away, Brenda made the most critical decision of her life: to get sober. She kept a diary of her first year (and beyond) in recovery, chronicling the struggles of finding a meeting she could look forward to, relating to her fellow alcoholics, and finding a sponsor with whom she connected. Along the way, she discovered the challenges and pleasures of living each day without alcohol, navigating a social circle where booze is a centerpiece, and dealing with her alcoholic father's terminal illness and denial.Brenda Wilhelmson's Diary of an Alcoholic Housewife offers insight, wisdom, and relevance for readers in recovery, as well as their loved ones, no matter how long they've been sober.

Diary of a Mummy Misfit

Author: Amanda Egan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1470904187


Page: 351

View: 1543

13 Months of Sassoon: A Diary of Time

Author: Elias Sassoon

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312047461

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 9745

One diary entry: THU. APR. 10, 2008 – Better frame of mind than yesterday. Today, just confused. Could be aging process. Times when the mind is clear. Other times, it’s a blur. Curious. Other thoughts. Wonder if I’m revealing too much in conversations? Thoughts unending. Useful? Strange, contorted thoughts. Good? Can be. Thinking is free as long as you keep it inside. However, moment you reveal thoughts, the world pounces; you’re on the outside looking in. Inner thoughts wrapped in a cloak of amiability. Time passing at work. Depressed. Why? Hard to unearth. The mind hides. Mind and body not in sync; the trouble starts. People acting out for reasons unknown to them; become aggressive as a result. Mind concealing the ideas. The individual disconnected. Underlining feelings building. Explosions. Back to reality. Leaving work soon. Back to the living. What’s is that? Wonder. What will I be to the living one million years from now? Odd thought that goes nowhere but down into the depths.

The Diary of V

Author: Debra Kent

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0446566888

Category: Fiction

Page: 99

View: 9118

V has won millions from her divorce settlement with Rodger. Now she and her young son are set for the future. But after 10 years of marriage, V is single again. Is she ready to enter the world of dating?

Diary and Memoirs of an Incarcerated Granny

Author: Angela Lister

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1839784237

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 5206

'The Diary and Memoirs of an Incarcerated Granny' is a frank 'lockdown diary' full of anecdotes, musings, reminiscences and irreverent commentary. Author Angela Lister has looked at an unprecedented year through the prism of lockdown, to produce a remarkable book that is both a diary and an autobiography. She eloquently contrasts her incarceration at home during lockdown with memories of spending five years living in the Dordogne with her late husband, James. She combines charm, warmth and a mischievous sense of humour in this candid and entertaining read. The author's witty and vibrant pen covers subjects such as downsizing, family, friendships, dogs called Poppy and Violet, food, politics and Zoom. 'The Diary and Memoirs of an Incarcerated Granny' is a cathartic romp through the seasons of a unique year. In Angela's own words, it's necessary to ensure that 'positive thoughts abound'.

The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage

Author: Halima Khatun

Publisher: Hayat House


Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 5944

Winner of the 2021 Bookbrunch Selfie Award for Best Adult Fiction. Meet the Bengali Bridget Jones... If you like British chick lit books with strong women of colour, then this is for you. What the press are saying about The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage: “Rebranding arranged marriages”, BBC Asian Network “Halima Khatun decided to write a book because nobody was talking. More specifically, nobody was talking about arranged marriages,” MyLondon “It’ll make you laugh a lot... and maybe cry a bit,” Asian Life magazine. Blurb A British-Bengali girl looking for Mr Right. A motley crew of men, some hoping it’s them. A mum on a mission to match make. And an age-old tradition with a twist. Welcome to the world of the arranged marriage. “While I’m young, (somewhat) free and single, time is - by Bengali standards - marching on. I’ve got to meet my dream man, or at least someone I can grow to like, and get married. The trouble is, having never fully fit in with my English friends or Asian community, I don’t really know what - or who – I’m looking for. Luckily (or not) for me, arranged marriages are still a thing. So alongside my own dating efforts, it’s everyone’s business - from my adorable yet overbearing mum, to pretend aunties and profiteering opportunists - to find me a match. With all this help, I’m pretty sure I’ll land a husband, but will he be ‘The One’?” The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage lifts the lid on the intriguing world of British-Bengali matrimony. The debut novel from former journalist Halima Khatun explores family, identity and belonging with acerbic humour. Not your average arranged marriage romance or British chick-lit, It’ll change your view of matchmaking for good… Reader reviews: "This is a great book to read on transport or going on holidays. I finished mine in no time and laughed lots!" "I loved reading this book! Such an enjoyable read which was hilarious at some points but also really highlighted how arranged marriages are viewed from different perspectives, especially in western society. It’s hard to find a book that isn’t too ‘heavy’ but also covers important issues and makes you really empathise with the main character - I even shed a tear at one point! This would be great to pack with you for your holidays or for the daily commute, it’s a real page turner and is actually very relatable even if the concept of arrange marriages is something you’re not familiar with. Highly recommend if you’re looking for a fun read but something a bit different from the usual chick-lit." "I started this book late one evening and just couldn’t put it down! i really enjoyed it. I love the writing style and the self-deprecating humour. it’s a real window into a world I don’t know at all and I found it fascinating. I’m left wanting to know what happens next!" Read the whole The Secret series! #1 The Secret Diary of an Arranged Marriage #2 The Secret Diary of a Bengali Bridezilla Free related short story from the mother of the bride’s perspective: No One Ever Asks Mum. Keywords: arranged marriage, books by woc, women of colour, women of color, strong Muslim female, Muslim girl books, British chick lit, British-Bengali, British Muslim, British Asian, diverse reads, funny chick-lit, women’s fiction by women of colour, women’s fiction, sweet romance, cultural insight, women in Islam, British Bangladeshi, biographical fiction. About the author Halima Khatun is a former journalist (having worked for ITV and the BBC), writer and PR consultant. Since she was a child, she knew that words would be her thing. With a lifelong passion for writing, Halima wrote her first novel - a coming-of-age children’s story - at the age of 12. It was politely turned down by all the major publishing houses. However, proving that writing was indeed her forte, Halima went on to study English and Journalism and was one of just four people in the UK to be granted a BBC scholarship during her postgraduate studies. She has since written for a number of publications including the HuffPost and Yahoo! Style, and has been featured in the Express, Metro and other national publications. Halima also blogs on lifestyle, food and travel and parenthood on HalimaBobs.com. This is where she also shares updates on her novels, as well as her author website HalimaKhatun.co.uk. Halima is a regular guest on the BBC Asian Network and frequently contributes to the HuffPost.

Distracted Housewife in Dubai ... Diary

Author: Marianne Makdisi

Publisher: Austin Macauley Publishers

ISBN: 9948807812

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 3751

Meet Brittany Blum, a mother of three living far from home who is certain she’d nail life in the desert if she could: a. Lose the Dubai stone b. Set parental controls on her kids’ devices c. Stop valet parking d. Figure out what to do with herself now she’s followed her husband to larger-than-life Dubai and lost him to another woman At the start of the year, Brittany decides it’s time to get back on her feet. As she struggles through the ups and downs of her newly single life in the sandpit and tries to shrug off the ‘trailing spouse’ label she hated anyway, she turns for support to four very different friends: Adrianne, Natasha, her first ‘ex’ and a bottle of Prosecco. Welcome to Brittany’s first diary: a year of trail-blazing – with the occasional crash and burn – rediscovery.

Diary of a St. Louis Dom

Author: B.B. Priest

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1483448886

Category: Fiction

Page: 56

View: 4811

I am a successful business man. I start up software companies and consult with large organizations to improve the way they do business. As a military brat we moved a lot. My father thought it best to never tell us when a move was going to happen. We would come home and see the car packed up. We knew it was time. I knew there would be no goodbyes. No mailing of letters. No more contact. We were taught to disconnect. New friends would be made. A new home would be unpacked. I lived more and more in the darkness of my mind. I struggled with women through high school and college. I didn't date much. I was afraid of what I would do to them. It took me a while to come to grips with what I was. What my desires were. I finally found through the BDSM community and accidental meetings of like minded people that I wasn't the only one who felt this way. I discovered I was a Dominant. This consolidation of short stories chronicles the introduction of people into the BDSM lifestyle. I describe techniques used.