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Diary of a Crap Housewife is available in-store and online from 1st April.


Embrace your perfectly imperfect life

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?

Why not cut the crap, take the pressure off and admit to the moments, days, weeks and months when the wheels do fall off? This crap housewife calls to unite all mothers who, like Jessica, sometimes feel they are not perfect.

In this fabulous, funny, down-to-earth book, The 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 #craphousewife matters.

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 over 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.

My book is all about being gentle on yourself. We put way too much pressure on ourselves to be perfect in all parts of our lives. That’s impossible - and no fun! It’s my rallying cry to women that you are good enough.
— Jessica Rowe

Praise for Diary of a Crap Housewife

“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

”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

”She's honest. She's disorganised. And she's got a heart of gold.”
Samantha Armytage



Jessica talks Diary of a Crap Housewife