Creating a Life: Professional Women and the Quest for Children

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Miamax, Apr 10, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 334 pages
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A survey, undertaken specically for this book, shows that 40% of women earning $50,000 or more a year are childless at age 45. So why is the age-old business of having babies so very elusive for this generation of high-achieving women? Why is it that all the new power and prestige does not translate into easier choices on the family front ? It seems that women can be astronauts, CEOs, Secretaries of State, but increasingly, they cannot be mothers. Sylvia Hewletts powerful book looks at the hard and disturbing facts and goes on to advocate a new way of approaching the question of motherhood vs. career for a new generation of women.

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User Review  - Laura - Goodreads

Really thought-provoking, but I also thought it got a bit too radically feminist at times. I agree that women need to figure out how to have families and careers, but toward the end, it got to be too ... Read full review

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User Review  - Samantha - Goodreads

Selfindulgent attempt to paint motherhood as the only true way to personal female fulfillment. Please disregard this book's premise completely. Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
1
stories from the front lines
33
the sobering facts
85
Copyright

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett is founder and chairman of the National Parenting Association.

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