|# of Units:||5 CDs|
|Length:||5 hours, 30 minutes|
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Maybe it was the coincidence of timing, but each of these essays had at least one sentiment that rang true with frustrations I have felt, although some much more so than others. True, some also made me want to say, "Are you seriously complaining about that, when I've had to -fill in the blank-. However, I felt it to be a communal experience overall, and would recommend it to any woman who is frustrated with her inability to rule the world. Or at least her own at any given time.
This gets about a 1 or 2 on the entertainment scale. I consider myself pretty open-minded, but this book didn't have a whole lot to offer. I will never forget one of the readers (they each read their own essay, BAD IDEA!) had the most annoying speaking habit I have ever heard. She would end each of her sentences with an upward tone. ~~Brad
Boy, was I wrong. It's essentially women whining about their relationships and their children. There are two really great stories (I Do I Do Not and Caught Between Families). The rest of the book is utter garbage and was a complete waste of my time.
Book spoke the TRUTH about the dynamics of relationships without whinning, but keeping it real. Not a male bashing book, nor a book that guilts women that are not superwoman. I appreciated the sincerity and openess of the various writers. A wonderful compilation of stories that one can read quarterly for relationship hope and inspiration.
The introduction was the best part of this book, I found myself wishing that she'd written the whole thing rather than having others write essays. Some of the writers have really moving stories to tell, others just seem to want to whine about their lot in life (when their lots in life really seem pretty damn good to me!). There do seem to be a lot of women out there who are pretty unhappy with their lives -- if nothing else, it makes you feel that you're not alone in that!
Pretty boring and no real depth to many of the stories. Felt like it was trying to make this big message but didn't actually have much to say.
A wonderful peek into the individual perspectives of women struggling with their role in the world - work vs. personal life - and how difficult it is to "have it all".
Commitment. Responsibility. Family. Relationships. Sex. Anger. Timeless themes given a fresh going-over by a group of women, mostly writers, mostly Northeastern, mostly Jewish, and all wiser for the wear and tear of life. We are made wiser as well as entertained by their brutally honest appraisals of themselves, loved-ones, and relationships. Though every essay may not speak to the listener's personal experience, eventually there will be one with your name on it.
I enjoyed listening to about 90% of the stories. One woman had a very monotonous voice. These are short stories about how some woman are angry due to their overloaded lifes trying to balance work, children and husbands. It really talks about a women's mindset and their impossible ideals of how to be a perfect mother. Interesting stories but I did not learn anything from this book. It is somewhat comforting to gain insight into how other working mothers go about their daily lives and maintain their sanity in each situation.
I laughed, cried, fumed and ranted! Great book for women of all ages and all situations!