Diary of a Crap Housewife

Jessica Rowe

Diary of a Crap Housewife
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Diary of a Crap Housewife

Jessica Rowe

‘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 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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