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Not entirely angry, it is ultimately a satisfying read. There are no intended messages on how women can improve their relationships with their husbands, partners, and children. That is the beauty of the book. They have instead revealed modern motherhood, and solitude, as it is, and may have been all along. --Karin Rosman --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's that I related to some thoughts and feelings of most every woman and I was blown away by the honesty.
Like many books that claim to be about all or most women, this book really only speaks for upper-middle-class women who appear to "have it all."
This applies to your husband or partner as well, though most of the men in this book were hardly more mature than the women.
This was a book club pick and I was not sure I would like it (expected a lot of whiniing). But the writing is terrific and it inspired some great conversation/discussion at the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Marie McClellan
These candid, profound, and stimulating essays are a pleasure to read, discuss, and ponder over. My husband and I are using this and Bastard as a mini marriage therapy course. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rhoda F. Orme-johnson
The unfortunate downside of the feminist movement is that there isn't enough time in a day to "have it all," which really, really frustrates and in some cases enrages the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. S. Charpentier
I love this book. It's a wonderful way to talk about different issues and problems with other people. It's well written and gives a perspective into the lives of some women.Published 6 months ago by Me
Really appreciated all the different viewpoints and approaches to family that the contributors encompassed. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Stella
I liked several of the stories, but as I read more and more, I realized that as a woman who was married at 26 I didn't have a lot in common with the women in the stories. Read morePublished 12 months ago by D. Elefteriadis
I was introduced to this book ten years ago, but finally got around to reading it (via audiobook) recently. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sadie
I wasted hundreds of dollars on condescending, lofty, idealistic, unrealistic "how-to" parenting books that I could not stomach let alone finish. Read morePublished 18 months ago by A. Johnson
I liked some of the essays in this book, especially those that honestly describe what happens before and after marriage as far as romance and getting used to the monotony of... Read morePublished 22 months ago by AG