In Sickness, in Health ... and in Jail: What Happened When My Husband Surprised Me by Going to Prison for Two Years
The funny, insightful and moving account of what happens to a close, loving middle-class family when the father is unexpectedly thrown in jail.
A revealing story about raising a family with busybody neighbours and the stigma of having a husband in jail. * Yours * Jacob's sense of humour lightens an otherwise sad and unenviable situation and the characters come out as likeable folk doing the best they can during scary and uncertain years. * Weekly Times * Mel Jacob's book is about love, loss, grief, forgiveness - and truth. * Sydney Morning Herald *
Mel Jacob is an experienced journalist and scriptwriter. Her journalism has been published in The Good Weekend, Sunday Life, The Brisbane Times, The Adelaide Advertiser, Radio National, Kidspot, MCA and The Australian Museum. She was a finalist for Best Comedy Riverina Short Film Festival 2004, Ford Mummy Blogger 2009 and 2010, winner of the first ever blogging competition at MotherInc 2009. In 2011 her manuscript Mother of the Year was short-listed for the Harper Collins Manuscript Development Award.