This medley of 12 muliebral short stories will have your brain ticking back over them, perhaps as you rub off your red nail polish, or as Bravo goes to a commercial break, or possibly as you iron your husband fourth white work shirt.
Each story is filled with its own unique dark, dry humor of the serious business of being a housewife and the particular kind of entitled weirdness that leads people to say “only in America”. Helen Ellis writes vivacious stories your imagination might stray to, but would never repeat out loud; along with providing sound instruction on how to be a “grown-ass lady”.
You will look forward to relaxing with your glass of Merlot and this book, whatever time of day.
Title: American Housewife
Author: Helen Ellis
Reviewed by Suzy D, Mt Albert Library