In Sickness, in Health ... and in Jail: What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years

In Sickness in Health and in Jail What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years So why did you marry Dad my daughter asked Well over time I got to know him and he made me laugh and d I knew deep down that that even though we were really different he was a good person Without s

  • Title: In Sickness, in Health ... and in Jail: What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years
  • Author: Mel Jacob
  • ISBN: 9781925267310
  • Page: 260
  • Format: Paperback
  • So why did you marry Dad my daughter asked Well, over time I got to know him and he made me laugh, and d I knew deep down that, that even though we were really different he was a good person Without skipping a beat, she said, He.s not that good, he.s in jail After fourteen years of marriage, Mel Jacob s life looked as perfect as the roses perched abov So why did you marry Dad my daughter asked Well, over time I got to know him and he made me laugh, and d I knew deep down that, that even though we were really different he was a good person Without skipping a beat, she said, He.s not that good, he.s in jail After fourteen years of marriage, Mel Jacob s life looked as perfect as the roses perched above her white picket fence The nice house in the suburbs, two great kids, a good husband Until Her life took an unexpected detour when her seemingly saintly husband was jailed for two years In Sickness, in Health d in Jail follows Mel s funny, moving and insightful journey as she navigates single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighboursMel s revealing account is the story of the family left behind It chronicles the grief, the stigma and the conversational minefields of her husband s whereabouts, as well as the logistical problems of making a baby sibling for her two children, and why it s not appropriate to tell people that Daddy s in jailIn Sickness, in Health d in Jail is a funny and touching account of grief and love and forgiveness

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    877 thoughts on “In Sickness, in Health ... and in Jail: What Happened When My Husband Unexpectedly Went to Prison for Two Years”

    1. I wrote the kind of book that I like to read. A book with heart, humour and raw honesty. Writing is my offering to the world.


    2. I asked for this book as a Christmas gift after hearing Mel interviewed by Richard Fidler. The book is so readable and I enjoyed every moment of it. We all have a different journey and often times it is these unexpected twists and turns that make us appreciate the richness and absurdity of life.Thank you for sharing your story. Highly recommended read.


    3. I was privileged to read earlier incarnations of Mel's book and the final product has strengthened and intensified so much. I laughed, I cried, I nodded along with Mel as she recounts the journey she and her family have taken after her husband's conviction and incarceration. (I also read it in one sitting ask didn't want to put it down.)This isn't just a story of what happened to her, but a reminder of how life can turn upside down in an instant, that you never know others' whole stories, and ho [...]


    4. Just can't recommend this book highly enough. Great writing and great story.It's a memoir of a family's experiences when the husband was incarcerated - unexpectedly, for an apparently minor offence. The author adeptly takes you through the feelings as well as the practicalities; the contrast between what we all imagine happens in prison and the reality. I'm awed that they had the courage to share their story with the worldd I'm glad they did.


    5. Refreshingly honest account of a marriage, a family and the NSW Correctional Services system. I already knew Mel was a talented, witty writer and storyteller, and now I know that she is stronger and braver than I ever imagined. Thanks for having the courage to share this story Mel. Looking forward to reading your next book.


    6. It's not often that I am able to read a mainstream non-fiction book in which I have a connection to the characters involved, in this case a number of 'second degree' links with the author, some that I wasn't expecting (via a high school friend somehow). Although I'm not sure I would have picked this up otherwise, I think it's great to have this book out there. It's easy to dismiss the difficulties of those in prison, so when a nearly innocent person is incarcerated, their story highlights the br [...]


    7. I thought this was fabulous and gripping with so many unexpected turns. There's a great insight here into the capricious and frightening nature of the jail system - and the courage needed to be either an inmate or a family member, but there is also a compelling account of what happens when a family is put under the pressure-test of jail.


    8. An extremely well-written tale of difficult and desperate times. Mel Jacob has a flair for punchy prose.


    9. I did not like this book. Style of writing is not too bad for a memoir. The people in book are absolutely awful. Giving 3* only for the reason that author is not ashamed to write so truthfully and honestly about herself, her husband, children, dancing classes and empty bed while he was in prison. I think there is no love and sacrifice in people, neither for their kids, neither for the house. Perhaps a bit for the husband who is after all not a blood family, perhaps only a biological father to th [...]


    10. I loved this book!Kept me wanting to go on and on.Happy, sad, funny. A book I was sorry to have to finish, but glad to have read.I definitely recommend it.Not a challenge to read, just lovely and honest.


    11. What a great read. I laughed and I cried even when I was reading this book in public! Looking forward to hearing Mel at Tamworth library next March.



    12. Mel, if you're out there in -land, congratulations on both the writing and making it through such an unusual and challenging experience. I laughed when I could hear the tone of your voice in places, and tears came to my eyes with some of those heartbreaking moments. Thank you for sharing.


    13. What a gut-wrenching read. Mel's ability to balance poignancy and wit, utilise such well chosen allusions, and control voice and structure is extraordinary. Looking forward to the next publication.



    14. At times, while reading this book, I felt like I was eavesdropping. This is a brave, intimate and moving account of a "nightmare" in a young family's life.



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