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To Hell with All That: Loving and Loathing Our Inner Housewife

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    She Reads Minds

    This woman is a rare writer who is both searingly honest and insightfully thoughtful. This book is must reading for any woman who has ever devoted herself to her kids and this all there is? Captures perfectly the desire to be hands-on and the bittersweet glimpses of watching spouses and working moms go on about their business. Candid about her use of nannies and maids - she admits watching from the doorway while paid help assist her ill son.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2006


    I was a little disappointed with this book, and I found the title to be rather misleading. It sounded like it would be more comical, but it's actually more of a social history on women. However, the book is definitely worth reading, especially when it shows neither mothers staying home nor mothers who work have a perfect world.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2006

    Mother Fodder.

    This pleasurable book gives mothers much to laugh at and think about. For example, the author made me feel less idiotic about my need to keep the house clean yet more convinced that the only women with the time and means to speak passionately and articulately about modern-day motherhood live in households with children maintained by housekeepers and nannies. Still, so what if Flanagan¿s narrative fails to resonate unfailingly with those of us who lack her financial means and social privileges? There¿s plenty here for everyone and, the thing is, if you have enjoyed her way with words in the New Yorker, you are bound to enjoy this book.

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