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I Don't Know How She Does It

The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother
Sprecher: Emma Fielding
Spieldauer: 6 Std. und 4 Min.
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The book was wonderful, especially for a full-time working mom like myself. I waited very long to listen to something that spoke to me about the subject in an intelligent and entertaining way. The audio version is very well done – an excellent example of a perfect voice. (Shoshana, VP of Marketing)

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For every woman trying to strike that impossible balance between work and home - and pretending that she has - and for every woman who has wanted to hurl the acquaintance who coos admiringly, "Honestly, I just don't know how you do it," out a window, here's a novel to make you cringe with recognition and laugh out loud. With fierce, unsentimental irony, Allison Pearson's novel brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of working motherhood at the start of the 21st century.

Meet Kate Reddy, hedge-fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. In Kate's life, Everything Goes Perfectly as long as Everything Goes Perfectly. She lies to her own mother about how much time she spends with her kids; practices pelvic floor squeezes in the boardroom; applies tips from Toddler Taming to soothe her irascible boss; uses her cell phone in the office bathroom to procure a hamster for her daughter's birthday ("Any working mother who says she doesn't bribe her kids can add Liar to her résumé"); and cries into the laundry hamper when she misses her children's bedtime.

In a novel that is at once uproariously funny and achingly sad, Allison Pearson captures the guilty secret lives of working women - the self-recrimination, the comic deceptions, the giddy exhaustion, the despair - as no other writer has. Kate Reddy's conflict - How are we meant to pass our days? How are we to reconcile the two passions, work and motherhood, that divide our lives? - gets at the private absurdities of working motherhood as only a novel could: with humor, drama, and bracing wisdom.

©2002 Allison Pearson (P)2002 Random House Inc., Random House Audio, a Division of Random House Inc.

Kritikerstimmen

"Delightfully fast moving and breathlessly readable, with dozens of laugh-aloud moments and many tenderly touching ones." ( Publishers Weekly)
"A rare and beautiful hybrid: a devastatingly funny novel that's also a compelling fictional world." ( Amazon.com)
"A compelling manifesto on the plight of working mothers that manages to be both angry and funny." ( Booklist)

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  • 07.06.2011

Naja

Enttäuschendes Ende. Mutti geht doch zurück an den Herd. Pööh, naja. Fiel mir erst unterwegs auf, dass ich das Buch in der Deutschen Version unter "Working Mum" schon kannte.