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So yes this is a GREAT book as far as what the authors say what American Want VS what they need.
The wonderful thing about this book is that besides laying out the problems faced by mothers and their families, it offers the path to the solutions of these problems.
I was already convinced that changes needed to occur prior to reading this book, but that feeling has been cemented after reading this book.
Joan Blades and Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner appear to have inadvertently left the word "working" out of their book's subtitle. Read morePublished on September 22, 2012 by Ready Mommy
This book is full of stories and statistics supporting the fact that multiple social policy changes need to be passed through Congress in order to demonstrate support of America's... Read morePublished on November 30, 2010 by nomer15
This book is a call for progress. It includes realistic situations, but I felt like something was missing from it. Read morePublished on November 19, 2008 by Jane.flowers
A very important book. I agree that some issues were overlooked, but I think that for a simple manifesto format they covered the important basics.Published on March 2, 2008 by Mama of 2 boys
This is a great resource for women and mothers! Joan Blades first, clearly lays out the major issues we face and second, identifies an action plan that we can all contribute to.Published on November 3, 2006 by Laura Fleischer
For me and for the women in a local reading/action group to which I belong, this book provided important information on issues about which we are concerned and introduced us to a... Read morePublished on September 15, 2006 by prof.obrien
My main point is this: everyone needs a better wage, benefits, and support whether or not they are parents. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by E. Haraldson
I'm sorry, but this is just too much. Had the book been called 'The People Manifesto', it would be great. But a book that pushes for MORE benefits for mothers? Good gravy...why? Read morePublished on June 15, 2006 by tscowgirl
I was deeply disappointed in this book. As a young(ish) woman on a career track who is anticipating also being a mom in the next 2-5 years, I have thought a great deal about what... Read morePublished on May 29, 2006 by BookWorm