Beside Every Successful Man: Getting the Life You Want by Helping Your Husband Get Ahead

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Crown Publishing Group, 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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Gearing this book toward women who want to be stay-at-home wives but feel guilty about it, Basham (The Weekly Standard) argues that such a lifestyle would actually enhance one's marriage. She points ... Read full review

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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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