The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 20, 2012 - Business & Economics - 327 pages
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A revolution is under way. 

Within a generation, more households will be supported by women than by men. In The Richer Sex, Liza Mundy takes us to the exciting frontier of this new economic order: she shows us why this flip is inevitable, what painful adjustments will have to be made along the way, and how both men and women will feel surprisingly liberated in the end.
     The bestselling author and Washington Post writer goes deep inside the lives of the couples on this cutting edge to paint of picture of how dating, marriage, and home life are changing. How does this new generation of breadwomen navigate paying for a night on the town? In whose interest is it to delay commitment? Are men for the first time thinking of marriage the way women used to—as a bet on the economic potential of a spouse? In this new world of men marrying up,  are women learning to value new realms of male endeavor—like parenting, protection, and a margarita at the ready?
     The future is here, with couples today debating who must assume the responsibility of primary earner and who gets the freedom of being the slow track partner. With more men choosing to stay home, Mundy shows how that lifestyle has achieved a higher status and all the ways males have found to recover their masculinity. And the revolution is global: Mundy takes us from Japan to Denmark to show how both sexes are adapting as the marriage market has turned into a giant free-for-all, with men and women at different stages of this transformation finding partners in other countries who match their expectations.
     The Richer Sex is a wild ride into the future, grounded in Mundy’s peerless journalism, and bound to cause women and men of all generations to rethink what this social upheaval will mean.
  

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Review: The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family

User Review  - Elizabeth - Goodreads

The first part of this book is filled with statistics that shocked me yet in another way didn't surprise me. It was very interesting seeing the facts about how many women are going to school, waiting ... Read full review

Review: The Richer Sex: How the New Majority of Female Breadwinners Is Transforming Sex, Love and Family

User Review  - Margaret - Goodreads

Better than the cover art would suggest. Probably shouldn't have read this. Hooray for overthinking everything. Read full review

Contents

Three The Overtaking 38
Five Competition and Undermining 83
Eleven The View from Abroad 207
Twelve Our Female Future 222
Notes 249
Part Three THE PROMISED LAND
Bibliography 287
Acknowledgments 303
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About the author (2012)

Liza Mundy is the bestselling author of Michelle: A Biography and Everything Conceivable and is a staff writer at The Washington Post. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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