|About the Book|
Rob is a thirty-something bloke who seems to have things pretty much figured out. But appearances can be misleading—in fact, hes suffering from something of an early mid-life crisis. His wife, Clare, is a natural high-flyer who has recently returnedMoreRob is a thirty-something bloke who seems to have things pretty much figured out. But appearances can be misleading—in fact, hes suffering from something of an early mid-life crisis. His wife, Clare, is a natural high-flyer who has recently returned to work after the birth of their second child, leaving Rob to care for the kids. Despite his love for his family, Rob sometimes feels demoralized by his less than glamorous role and hankers after his old, more selfish single life—before diaper-changing began to feel like an Olympic sport. His two best friends, Brian and Donald, are in similar situations. Brian is horribly torn between the demands of his career in the city and the needs of his family, especially his wife, Tania. And Donald—solid, reliable Donald on whom the other two depend—turns out to be hiding a devastating secret. Meanwhile, the Rugby World Cup is looming, and Rob decides he needs to establish some ground rules with Clare so that he can watch the big matches in peace. So the concept of BlokeMiles is born. Its like an AirMiles account—Rob can earn points by doing things for Clare and redeem his miles against blokeish activities of his choice. Rob convinces Brian and Donald to join the BlokeMiles program, and the three hatch a plan to win the jackpot—a trip to Sydney for the World Cup final. As we watch the three men struggling to earn their miles, we get under the skin of their respective lives—their marriages, hopes, insecurities, and their relationships with their kids. But just when the jackpot seems to be within their grasp, the wives come up with a plan of their own.