Not Your Mother's Life: Changing the Rules of Work, Love, and Family

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Da Capo Press, Mar 28, 2002 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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The next generation of women want a career and a life, but they don't know how to get both. Having watched the boomer generation, they know they don't want their options: sacrificing family life for high-powered careers or consigning themselves to the "mommy track." Not Your Mother's Life shows how today's young women are uniquely poised to reach out and take--or create--the work/life balance that proved so elusive for the boomers. The key, Peters argues, is for women to use their newfound economic power to choose their lives instead of letting their lives choose them. Full of real-life examples of women who are doing it their own way, Not Your Mother's Life offers this new generation a vision of how to remake the work world according to their own needs--ultimately benefiting women and men.

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Peters (When Mothers Work: Loving Our Children Without Sacrificing Ourselves) believes that women today can and should buck the boomers' have-it-all superwoman mindset. Via her interviews, she did ... Read full review


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Joan K. Peters has written for the New York Times, Ms. Magazine, Family Life, Cosmopolitan, The Nation, and numerous other publications, and is the author of When Mothers Work. She lives in California with her husband and daughter.

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