Project Description


30 November 2021
RRP: $29.99
ISBN: 9781922626226
Paperback,  288 pages
234 x 153 mm

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The Greatest Feeling in the World

by Tim and Rod Sattler-Jones

Tim and Rod grew up a few suburbs from each other in Newcastle, NSW. They were gay but their worlds were not. Before they found each other they were alone and miserable, marooned in a sea of impossible expectations. Rod was shackled by a conservative Christian upbringing, while Tim felt unmanly and inferior beside his macho, sport-obsessed older brothers. After enduring their own private versions of hell, Tim and Rod crossed paths on a dating app. They swiped for Mr Right, and suddenly everything clicked. 

Since then they have taken on the world, including winning The Amazing Race in 2019 as the first married same-sex couple on an Australian TV series. That brought its own heat, with the charismatic pair still copping homophobic hate for their public displays of affection. But as their book shows, when you’ve been to hell and back, you don’t let anything get in the way of The Greatest Feeling in the World.

About the Authors

Tim and Rod became some of the most-loved faces on Aussie television when they won Network Ten’s The Amazing Race in 2019. As the first gay married couple on Australian television, they loved inspiring the LGBTIQA+ community and normalising the appearance of queer people in prime time. 

Aside from television the pair has launched The Real Househusbands podcast series celebrating their guilty pleasure of reality TV as well as maintaining a social media presence that includes more than 87k followers on Instagram. Through their stories and oversharing Tim and Rod are devoted to encouraging all young people to embrace who they are, no matter how different from the mainstream, usually by having a good laugh at their own expense.

Tim and Rod live in Newcastle, NSW, and The Greatest Feeling in the World is their first book.