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.
Shortlisted for International Education Services Irish Newcomer of the Year Award 2008.
Shortlisted for Galaxy Irish Popular Fiction Book of the Year Award 2008.
Niamh Greene lives in Co Wexford with her husband and two children. When she's not writing she is a housewife, but she swears she doesn't keep a diary and Susie's life is based on extensive anthropological research - though not amongst her friends, family, other mums or anyone that knows her. Secret Diary of a Demented Housewife is her first novel.