About the Author
In the perfect world, I get due credit from the world for raising good children and keeping a chic home, and have time to get on with the meaning of life—that’s getting out into nature with my metal detector, crocheting my own handbags, growing trees and sweet peas, caring for people and causes (teaching foster kids to read, fundraising to get everyone in a wheelchair out of them), reading George Eliot, and most of all, pursuing my passion, Egyptology.
In the real world, I am a struggling single mother who does almost none of that stuff (except raising the good children) and is striving to build a society that works for women. This book is part of that struggle.
My sons are Robbie, 18, and Lachlan, 17. My past careers were media relations consultancy and writing in the tourism industry, where I co-authored the Frommer’s Australia travel guides. My most recent in-house role was features editor of Australia’s leading parenting magazine; my current role is full-time freelance editor. My home is Sydney, Australia. No matter who we are or where we live, we women across the world are less separated by our differences than united by what we have in common.