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66 of 76 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't dismiss this book out of hand....
....because you think Hewlett has an anti-feminist agenda! I am one of the "high achieving" women that Hewlett describes in her book. I make in excess of $200K, have a demanding professional career....and I desperately want to be a mom too. Luckily, I am married, and I'm only 31. Unluckily, we're in the midst of expensive and emotionally/physically taxing infertility...
Published on April 21, 2002

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not the life of anyone I know....
I am a 52-year-old man who married at 19, had 5 children by the age of 33, and am now facing the last stages of aplastic anemia. In other words, I think I'm a good deal more qualified to comment on family life than is Ms. Hewlett. I will be honest: Although we both hold masters' degrees, my wife makes twice the income I do, and when we were younger, we split shifts to...
Published on May 2, 2002


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4 of 41 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Absolute [...], April 9, 2006
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El Kil (los angeles, ca) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest For Children (Hardcover)
I never wanted children. Because of the insane hype surrounding this book, I thought I was "safe" when I turned 40. I got a little sloppy with the birth control. Now I'm eleven weeks pregnant with my first child.

Thanks heaps, Hewlett.
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Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest For Children
Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest For Children by Sylvia Ann Hewlett (Hardcover - April 10, 2002)
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