I Don't Know How She Does It: The Life of Kate Reddy, Working Mother

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Oct 1, 2002 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Delightfully smart and heartbreakingly poignant, Allison Pearson’s smash debut novel has exploded onto bestseller lists as “The national anthem for working mothers.” Hedge-fund manager, wife, and mother of two, Kate Reddy manages to juggle nine currencies in five time zones and keep in step with the Teletubbies. But when she finds herself awake at 1:37 a.m. in a panic over the need to produce a homemade pie for her daughter’s school, she has to admit her life has become unrecognizable. With panache, wisdom, and uproarious wit, I Don’t Know How She Does It brilliantly dramatizes the dilemma of every working mom.

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This book will appeal to mothers, and to most women in general. No matter how much time, effort, dedication is given to the family, most women still feel guilty at times for not "doing enough". If ... Read full review

I don't know how she does it: the life of Kate Reddy, working mother

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Cross Bridget Jones' Diary and The Nanny Diaries, and you get this first novel. Londoner Kate has it all-an incredible job in the financial sector, a loving and supportive husband, two beautiful ... Read full review

About the author (2002)

Allison Pearson, named Critic of the Year and Interviewer of the Year in the British Press Awards, is a weekly columnist in the London Evening Standard and a member of the BBC’s Newsnight Review panel. She lives in London with her husband, the New Yorker writer Anthony Lane, and their two children.

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