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The women in the offices of EMF [Kate's firm] don't tend to display pictures of their kids. The higher they go up the ladder, the fewer the photographs. If a man has pictures of kids on his desk, it enhances his humanity; if a woman has them it decreases hers. Why? Because he's not supposed to be home with the children; she is.There's inherent drama here: Kate is wildly appealing, and we want things to work out for her. In the end, the book isn't a just collection of clever lines on the theme of working motherhood; it's a real, rich novel about a character we come to cherish. --Claire Dederer --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Being a working mom, I immediately thought that this book would appeal to me... Read more
I found this book to be humorous in some parts but it wasn't enough to really engage me in the story. Read morePublished on Sept. 13 2011 by sc77
My short list of recommendations of new literature is rather predictable: "My Fractured Life" (RENT-generation book of hope, glory and despair as a modern version of... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2005 by Angie Clusterman
Yes, the book is humorous. Yes, the writing is, for the most part, intelligent. But Kate Reddy is just plain impossible to love (or even like). Read morePublished on July 18 2004 by mom2threereaders
I expected this to be a comical romp, instead I found a wonderful novel that made my heart ache with compassion and understanding. Read morePublished on July 11 2004 by Jill
Until I read this book, I never questioned that I wouldn't be able to juggle a family with a career. Read morePublished on July 4 2004
This book made me laugh out loud and cry real tears because I actually saw myself now and ten years from now. Read morePublished on June 28 2004 by nicole young
Superficially, this book is a testament to the heroic efforts of working mothers, struggling to maintain a career in a patriarchal society, while simultaneously living up to the... Read morePublished on June 27 2004 by Ken
This book is a guaranteed laugh for any mother out there -- whether she is a stay-at-home mom or a work-outside-the-home mom who then works-at-home when she gets back home! Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by "epmom3"