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The women in the offices of EMF [Kate's firm] don't tend to display pictures of their kids. The higher they go up the ladder, the fewer the photographs. If a man has pictures of kids on his desk, it enhances his humanity; if a woman has them it decreases hers. Why? Because he's not supposed to be home with the children; she is.There's inherent drama here: Kate is wildly appealing, and we want things to work out for her. In the end, the book isn't a just collection of clever lines on the theme of working motherhood; it's a real, rich novel about a character we come to cherish. --Claire Dederer --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
I really enjoyed this book and read it quickly because I couldn't put it down.
While Kate's life is out of balance, and that's a big part of the book's message, even those of us who possess a more stable mom/work ethic will definitely relate!
Except there's too much to not like among the main characters to make them sympathetic or even memorable.
Goodreads Description- Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson’s smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as “The national anthem for working... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Regina Niesen
To be honest, I preferred the movie to this book. The ending was disappointing and turns out that she cant have it all.Published 2 months ago by Natalie
This book is amazing! I loved the Kindle version. It definitely spoke to me as a mother of three with a full time job!Published 3 months ago by Erin Steiner
Love, love, love this book. It is so well written and I can see myself in so much of this. It is so humorous as well. Worth reading!!Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
Pearson's "I Don't Know How She Does It" is addicting! I had a hard time putting the book down. Read morePublished 6 months ago by JMT
The main character seems a little "woe is me" throughout the entire book. She has to work too hard at her job and is under appreciated because she's a woman, then she comes home... Read morePublished 6 months ago by E L Ruchensky