The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of the Stairs is in short, hilarious!

Packed full of witty one liners, this is a story that will resonate with women the world over. Quite possibly one of the most accurate and acutely observed novels about married life that has been written for a long time. It will have women laughing till they cry and men questioning their behaviours. This novel does what so few can. it makes you laugh and cry from one sentence to the next all while shaking your head and screaming silently YES that is my life too!

This is the story of Mary a woman on the edge, she is a wife and mother of two young boys and she is fed up! She isn’t sure what makes her angrier that her husband never quite makes it when he throws his balled up dirty clothes at the laundry basket or that he doesn’t bother to get up and put them in when he misses. Or how about the pile of scrunched up dirty tissues strewn over the bedside table when he has a cold or the way he never completely empties the dishwasher, leaving the “difficult” items for her to put away. Is this because she only works part-time? Therefore she is expected to be I charge of all household duties, or is there more to it?

Mary has had enough and so she has decided she will start the equivalent of a marriage star chart. Every infraction by her husband will be recorded no matter how minor and tallied at the end of six months. Yes she knows that you’re supposed to ignore the bad behaviour and reward the good but what happens when there is simply no good behaviour left to reward?

A surprising story that will make you laugh, cry and wish that life had star charts too. Settle in to Mary’s journey and learn from her choices it’s a bumpy ride filled with lots of laugh-out-loud moments and many touching moments too, The Pile of Stuff at the Bottom of Stairs is the Bridget Jones Diary for a married generation.