I Don't Know How She Does It

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Random House, Dec 23, 2010 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Meet Kate Reddy, fund manager and mother of two. A victim of time famine, Kate counts seconds like other women count calories. Factor in a manipulative nanny, an Australian boss who looks at Kate's breasts as if they're on special offer, a long-suffering husband, her quietly aghast in-laws, two needy children and an e-mail lover, and you have a woman juggling so many balls that some day soon something's going to hit the ground.

In an uproariously funny and achingly sad novel, Allison Pearson brilliantly dramatises the dilemma of working motherhood at the start of the twenty-first century.

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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

When I heard that this movie was based on the book, I decided to read the book first before seeing the movie. What I loved about this story was that it is set in London and did a great job at ... Read full review

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User Review  - KamGeb - LibraryThing

The book annoyed me. I never finished it. The charachters were not comfortable as women in business or as working mothers. The situtations were funny but the feelings of being inferior or rather thinking everyone thinks of working mother as inferior annoyed me. Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. An award-winning journalist, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for I Don't Know How She Does It. Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Independent on Sunday, Observer, the Sunday Times and the London Evening Standard. She is a contributing editor to Harper's Bazaar and, for four years, she was the popular Wednesday columnist of the Daily Mail. Allison is now a staff writer at the Daily Telegraph. She lives with her family in Cambridge.

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