How Not to be a Domestic Goddess: (And Always Go to Bed on an Argument) by Deborah Ross
Here are Mrs Ross's handy tips on every aspect of household management: skincare, fashion and beauty, children, dealing with blackened ovenware*, leftovers** and freezing***. And here is useful advice on how to get a 'lifestyle' if you suspect you don't have a proper one. Some people have fabulous bodies and accomplished kids and amazing parenting skills and ideal jobs and harmonious marital relationships. This book is not for them. It is for the rest of us: we, the 99 per cent of the population who are not so blessed and cannot decide whether to laugh or cry. Answer: laugh. *soak, soak, soak, then throw away when nobody is looking. **decant carefully into Tupperware, place in fridge, leave for a week then throw out when nobody is looking. ***leave for a decade, then throw out when nobody is looking.