The War on Moms: On Life in a Family-Unfriendly NationDe (autor) Sharon Lerner
en Limba Engleză Carte Hardback – 28 Apr 2010
Dimensiuni: 145 x 216 x 23 mm
Greutate: 0.30 kg
Editura: Wiley (TP)
Locul publicării: Hoboken, United States
Public țintăMotherhood polemics garner media attention and traffic in the bookstore, frequently generating 20,000 or more in hardcover sales. This one especially taps into the Zeitgeist as the myth of the supermom crumbles, working mothers and stay at home mothers both find themselves financially flailing, and coming up short on prized ideals seems to be going around. The lastest batch of books––on bad moms, bad days, and bad secrets––acknowledges how hard it has become to stay perfect. This is the first entry in the "mommy wars" that doesn′t point the finger entirely at other mothers.
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"Sharon Lerner has turned her guns on the futility of the swanky 'Mommy Wars' to reveal that the real war on mommies has little to do with wealthy women who opt out or the quest for the perfect au pair. The real war on American mothers isn't cute and it's not making the front page of the nation's newspapers. Lerner tracks a war on mommies that is external, systemic, and brutal, and it stems from maternity leave, to child care, to part-time employment policies that have made balancing work and family virtually impossible for real women. Every mom who worries about managing a workload, a home, and a family needs to read this book. The laundry can wait."
--Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor, "Slate"
"Packed with information and firsthand reporting, "The War on Moms" is eye-opening reading for anyone who cares about what's happening to women, children, and families in the current economic crisis."
--Katha Pollitt, author of "Learning to Drive and Virginity or Death!"
"Out of over 170 countries, there are 4 countries that have no paid leave for new mothers: Papua New Guinea, Swaziland, Liberia, and the United States of America. Shocking. "The War on Moms" tells us about the huge challenge mothers and families face in this nation. It is time for U.S. policy and business practice to catch up with the rest of the world and make it possible for all parents to both care for their children as well as support them."
--Joan Blades, President, MomsRising.org