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Sixpence in Her Shoe Hardcover – September, 1964

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Product Details

  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company; First Printing 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: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,374,085 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
This book, while written decades ago as the women's movement was in its infancy, still has much to offer today's woman. Ms. McGinley, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, writes a book devoted to the "world's oldest (and most honorable) profession" that of housewife.
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!
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While I didn't agree with everything in this book, I agreed with most of it. I liked it so much I bought copies for several of my sahm friends. It is a sweet and practical book, friendly and cheering as cookies and tea. It's not the only homemaking book you should own, but it should certainly be among the top twenty.
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Format: Paperback
I quit my teaching career 16 years ago to be home with my children. It was a very difficult decision to make, and I still miss teaching. McGinley is a champion for those women who make the choice to stay at home. She focuses on the positive (although having a significant salary coming in from the husband and the option of private schools did make me envy just a little bit) and reminds us that there is still plenty of time for self if we desire it. McGiinley proves it, too. She won a Pulitzer for her writing (not for her recipes. Those are quite dated. Disregard them.)and ran a home and family at the same time.

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.
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she has a poetic style, sound advice from a time past- a window into our mothers generation, yet i find a common thread through the ages, motherhood and being a supportive spouse has qualities which havent changed.
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This is 3Rd copy I have owned . I just always enjoyed this book and I really wanted the recipe for flounder in the back but now I have to learn to make cream of shrimp soup. It used to sold frozen and I would use that recipe for demo for my micro wave classes I used to teach . Great recipe . It used to be the hit of the class.
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