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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.
Each story is read by its author, many with whiny, nasally and or annoying voices.
If even one woman had stood up and said, "I'm mad as hell, and by God, I'm going to do something about it!", then this book wouldn't be such a wash.
If these women had been single working-class mothers with low-paying jobs, I would have felt for them much more.
Really appreciated all the different viewpoints and approaches to family that the contributors encompassed. Read morePublished 4 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 5 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 7 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 11 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 15 months ago by AG
I am betting they are all alone now if they haven't grown up. Except maybe the Indian one. The 1-3 star reviewers hit the nail on the head. Read morePublished on August 29, 2011 by N. Stepro
I almost didn't read this book because of the many negative reviews and even the Publisher's Weekly Editorial Reviews. Read morePublished on August 19, 2010 by Learning New Ways
A friend chose this book for our monthly book group and I wasn't sure, from the title, how much I'd like it. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by Sharpie
I was assigned this book for a class on Sex Roles in the Modern World. I attend a women's college, despite the fact that I don't like the term 'feminist', because, grammatically,... Read morePublished on September 20, 2009 by Amazon Customer