Book Club with author Tori Haschka - pink wine drinker, kid wrangler and delicious human
I knew this was going to be a cracking chat when my guest arrived at the Acast recording studio with CAKE. Ah she certainly knows her way to this podcasters heart…
In this Book Club episode I speak to the spectacular Tori Haschka about her debut novel Grace Under Pressure. No stranger to writing though Tori Haschka is a published food and travel writer whose writing has been featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian and The Times.
‘Set on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Grace Under Pressure is a smart and hilarious debut about three mums that are at breaking point when the men in their lives screw up spectacularly. In a show of solidarity, they move in together and create a ‘mummune’ – sharing the load of chores, school pick-ups/drop-offs and bills. The new set-up brings its own set of problems.
Grace Under Pressure is about the pressure to ‘do it all’ and the strain of no longer living with a village of support. It’s about the weight of unpaid labour, post‐natal anxiety, social media scrutiny and our culture of digital surveillance. It’s about mums’ Facebook groups, kale smoothies and community. How the most important job we’ll potentially have, comes with the least amount of financial agency.
“I hope this is a book that women will press on each other and chat about over wine and cheese. The sort of book that women will want to read in stolen moments – in bed with tea, on planes, trains and maybe even hiding in the bathroom! I would love nothing more than for women to see themselves – and their friends – in this novel and realise that they are not alone. And if I manage to give them a much-needed laugh along the way, then my job is done.”
I loved our natter and I am sure you will enjoy it too, get your cuppa and cake or easter egg ready and get comfy. Grace Under Pressure is out now!
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