Kerri Sackville is an Australian author, columnist and mother of three. Her blog Life And Other Crises (at www.kerrisackville.com) details the daily dramas of her life as a 40-something wife, mum, friend, chaos wrangler and owner of an improbably white house. Kerri has written extensively for mainstream media and online publications, including the Sydney Morning Herald, the Melbourne Age, The Telegraph, Sunday Life magazine, the Child group of magazines, Notebook magazine, Practical Parenting magazine, Mamamia.com and Australian Women Online. She also has a long-standing, humorous column in the Australian Jewish News. Kerri’s stories are usually funny, occasionally deeply moving and always highly personal, and cover everything from weight loss to friendship, sex, parenthood and grief.
Kerri appears regularly as a commentator on television and radio, and is an accomplished public speaker. Kerri’s book When My Husband Does The Dishes (He Usually Wants Sex) is a funny, honest account of what marriage looks like after 150 years of togetherness and three children. Her second book The Little Book Of Anxiety - Confessions From A Worried Mind will be released soon. Kerri is an avid reader and obsessive Twitterer, and in her free time enjoys eating Nutella, drinking caffeine with friends and lying very still on the couch.
1. The World According To Garp by John Irving - it's brilliant, hilarious, moving, crazy and real. I can practically recite it by heart.
2. Naked by David Sedaris - funniest book ever. His description of his tics and anxieties and demented family have me weeping with laughter. If I was gay and male and American, I would be him.
3. What God Wants by Lily Brett - the characters in this book of interconnected short stories are as familiar to me as my own family, and as complex and tragic and hysterically funny. Lily Brett is my idol.