- Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company; First Edition edition (September 1964)
- ISBN-10: 002583360X
- ISBN-13: 978-0025833609
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.7 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #394,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sixpence in Her Shoe Hardcover – September, 1964
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More About the Author
McGinley was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955. She was the first writer to win the Pulitzer for her light verse collection, Times Three: Selected Verse from Three Decades with Seventy New Poems (1960). McGinley's other books of poetry include Confessions of a Reluctant Optimist (Hallmark Editons, 1973); Love Letters (1954); Stones from a Glass House (1946); A Pocketful of Wry (1940); One More Manhattan (1937); and On the Contrary (1934). In addition to poetry, McGinley wrote essays and children's books, as well as the lyrics for the 1948 musical revue Small Wonder. She died February 22, 1978, in New York City.
(biography from poets.org)
Top Customer Reviews
Divided into three sections, Wife, House and Family, the book covers these traditional concerns with chapters on higher education for women, thrift as a philosophy, children's literature, hospitality and keeping up with the Joneses.
A quick and enjoyable read, this book makes even the most devoted career-minded woman take a moment to savor the ways in which to improve one's home, meals and family life. This is one of those books that I pull out and reread over and over again when it is time to get some perspective on what's important in life. A truly wonderful book that while slightly dated--is never out of style!
While women today are constantly reminded we have choices, all too often, if we make a choice to stay at home, we are looked down upon and pitied for stupidity. Why is a different choice socially unacceptable? If my choice is to have the baby, to stay at home with my children, to vote for the better man over the worse woman, to do any of the things liberals think antiquated, misquided, or just plain ignorant, get over it. My choice is just as valid as any one else's. McGinley may have written this book back in the sixties, but, WOW! it is still pertinent today.
I know my decision 16 years ago was the right one for me and my family. McGinley helps me see I don't have to defend it anymore.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I read this when I was a young Mom..now my daughter is a young Mom and I bought it for her. Mine was falling apart.Published 20 days ago by Eileen Johanssen
A must read. Read the book in my youth. Loved reading it and getting this down home wisdom again. Great the second time around.Published 19 months ago by Marilyn Regentin
The content covers all the many hats that a mother and wife needs to wear! The book was recommended by a friend. I haven't read it just yet.Published on October 30, 2013 by Alice Anderson