Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All

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Random House Incorporated, 2009 - Family & Relationships - 246 pages
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Strengthen family bonds, boost family income, and acquire a sense of purpose by helping your husband achieve his career dreams.

Terms like “stay-at-home wife” and “stay-at-home mom” once meant a woman whose lifestyle involved running the household, preparing the meals, and tending to her husband and kids. But today, a new army of educated, highly skilled women has completely reinvented–and re-embraced–the “stay-at-home” role.

Far from being June Cleaver, today’s female “stay-at-homers” tend to be highly educated and work-credentialed, which opens up exciting possibilities–among them the opportunity to be her husband’s most important career partner, mentoring and advising him to reach a level of success he wouldn’t achieve otherwise.

Profiling a wide array of smart, driven women who’ve found intellectual and spiritual satisfaction by assuring their husbands’ success, journalist and researcher Megan Basham shows how those who forgo a second paycheck and make home “command central” can not only strengthen their marriage, but also–eventually–secure a higher income.

One part manifesto, three parts hands-on prescriptive advice, this book is one of the most provocative and convincing ever written on the topic of women and work–a manual that, with its precise tips, will speed women toward the balance they seek.


“There’s food for thought here for any wife, including one who has her own career.”
—Claudia Anderson, managing editor, the Weekly Standard
  

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Review: Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All

User Review  - Ashley Katsuyama - Goodreads

Even though I agree with the book's premise, it is executed poorly and fails to provide any helpful information. Most of it is just examples of how successful men have relied on their wives to help ... Read full review

Review: Beside Every Successful Man: A Woman's Guide to Having It All

User Review  - Goodreads

Even though I agree with the book's premise, it is executed poorly and fails to provide any helpful information. Most of it is just examples of how successful men have relied on their wives to help ... Read full review

Contents

The Yellow Rose of Texas
13
How Taking a Step Back Can Move Your Husband
63
Turning Applause
93
Help Only You
123
Using Your PR Savvy to Increase Household
145
How Your Skills Can Still Mean Big Bucks
170
Keeping Your Perspective and Enjoying
201
More Than Just a Married Woman
211
Resource Guide
225
Acknowledgments
237
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About the author (2009)

MEGAN BASHAM has written for numerous publications, including the Weekly Standard, the American Spectator, and the National Review Online. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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