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The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family MP3 CD – Audiobook, MP3 Audio, Unabridged
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AudioFile Earphones Award winner Coleen Marlo has earned numerous Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Awards and won an Audie Award for her narration of Snakewoman of Little Egypt by Robert Hellenga.
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This isn't serious research. With too many mentions of reality television and masculine stereotypes, the entire book is diminished. Mundy ends up doing women a disservice with this book, in my view. She makes it sound like women are only after money and nice, shiny consumer products (and men are only after sex). I do agree that we are experiencing a significant change in gender roles, and therefore society itself. Mundy does make some valid points; however, a few valid arguments scattered throughout a lightweight book do not validate her thesis. Upon closer inspection of her premise, there is no "there" there. It remains to be explored by a real social scientist. In the meantime, serious women and men are already living it.
In true sociological fashion, Mundy gains the meat for her book in a series of interviews. However, we are missing the point of view of men who may be dissatisfied with their new role as homemakers and of course those who have nothing in common with the new dynamic. Mundy acknowledges two types: the straying males, who without the need to work, spend their days out cheating on their breadwinners, and the good boys, who creatively devise new ways to feel whole without the mythical "male" power. "Cinderella has been rewritten," she claims, as men need to get married to pull themselves out of destitution... seriously? With quotes like this, we become immediately aware that this is no book of cold, intellectual exploration, but merely a self-serving "girls power" treatise that has obvious goals outside of an honest discourse.
Since Mundy makes clear she is interested in a fun, imagination of dealing with beta males in the New Way, lets enjoy some more of her musings.Read more ›
Mundy relies to heavely on anecdotal data and it's predictions. She discounts other factors and takes data that shows trends and statistics on the rise for something and she makes it to be, to put it simple, like an out of controll juggernaut with no end in sight. Just like women rises in all areas of life it was due to many factors in their controll and out of their controll like the changes from and industrial economy to service based and how women were able to change the attitudes about being able to obtain there dreams has lead up to todays reallity.It's like going back to the fifties and see data on how men dominated everything at the time and taking statistics that showed men on the rise and making statements that it would never change and would be on the rise for every. At the time most couldn't predict the change in economy, the women's right movement and other social changes. But none of that stops Mundy for making grandiose claims about the new to come working family.
But my biggest complaint with the book is that she views marriage as a dictatorship not as a partnership.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Liza Mundy is a reporter for the Washington Post, and a fellow at the New America Foundation. She has also written Michelle: A Biography and Everything Conceivable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Steven H Propp
It's hard to take a book seriously when the author is pushing such a blatant agenda. This is nothing more than feminist propaganda, an attack on the 'failing men' of today who are... Read morePublished 7 months ago by J. Evans
I really got into reading this book. There's been a lot of talk in the media - particularly after the 2008 financial collapse - of how the resulting unemployment has hit men... Read morePublished on December 20, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is a mixed bag of information. This book was very popular. A lot of people in the media have talked about it. Other authors have written books based off of what she did. Read morePublished on September 5, 2013 by Thomas M. Magee
It was like looking in the mirror. The singles events with impressive women and pathetic men. Finally choosing to marry down both in education and earning power. Read morePublished on August 19, 2013 by K. Nadler-sachs
Is this a book a farce? After finishing it, this wasn't immediately clear to me. It seems she's proposing that women should lead the economy on little bubble ships containing jobs... Read morePublished on June 29, 2013 by Jill
This book is fascinating. I would recommend it to anyone interested in social dynamics. The phenomenon Mundy describes is something I see every day, and I'm glad someone wrote a... Read morePublished on May 10, 2013 by Amanda
Very usefull and well written, this book give us a wide view of our post-feminist society, with some evidences that challenge some feminist dogmas, like the gender wage gap. Read morePublished on April 17, 2013 by Amazon Customer