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Advance praise

‘Raw, hilarious and wise, this wild ride will have you crying with laughter.’—Amanda Keller

‘An absolutely riveting read. Hilarious and moving simultaneously.’—Mark Colvin

‘Entertaining, colourful, thought-provoking, and life-affirming … there is much to appreciate in this brave adventure and warts-and-all romantic tale, not least Jobbins’ candour and gutsy self-analysis. Expect to snort out loud as it picks up comic-speed.’—Books+Publishing


Wish You Were Here

About the book

Razor sharp and refreshingly candid, Sheridan Jobbins is a writer of extraordinary talent.

‘In this moment I am perfect. I am free to be whoever I want, and all I want to be is a woman in a red spotty dress, speeding into her future in a shiny red car.’

Wish You Were Here is a girl’s own adventure with bite, a hilarious rollercoaster ride that will make you itch to escape the everyday and hit the road with this irresponsible and irresistible adventurer.

Reeling from the devastating collapse of her marriage to the man she thought was the love of her life, after a late night enjoying smashing all her china a little too much, Sheridan decides she needs to do something drastic to save her sanity.

Her solution is to buy a hot red car and drive across America. Hopelessly unprepared and heartbroken, she sets out on the road trip of a lifetime determined to find herself—and ironically finds love instead. But not before she has a whole bunch of crazy adventures and wrong turns along the way.

Every woman with a heart and a sense of humour will want to jump on board this unforgettable ride—and it’s the best antidote for anyone who’s ever had their heart broken and thought they might not survive.

Wish You Were Here
Publication date: September
Category: Memoir
Paperback: 320 pages
RRP: $29.99
ISBN: 9781925475609


Sheridan Jobbins

About the author

Sheridan Jobbins is a third-generation Australian filmmaker. She kickstarted her career at nine as one of the original celebrity chefs on Cooking with Sheri, earning a Guinness World Record as the youngest host of her own show. She went on to present numerous TV programs, including Simon Townsend’s Wonder World! and Good Morning Australia. Since 2000 she has co-written screenplays with director Stephan Elliott for Disney, Warner Bros, Working Title and Hopscotch, including the adaptation of the Noel Coward’s Easy Virtue for Ealing Studios. She has published numerous short stories and articles, and mentors other screenwriters on her website Wish You Were Here is her first book. Her body’s in Switzerland, her heart’s in Australia—fortunately they get together quite regularly.



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