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 - Social Science - 336 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 surprising 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 a 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 to be on the slow track. As more men choose to stay home, that lifestyle has gained a higher status, and males have found ways to retain 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  - Sarah - Goodreads

I came away from reading this less so feeling as though a thesis argument was being offered to me and more so that an adequately explained evolution of the female in the workplace (and therefore ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Lucy Chronicles - Goodreads

The author supports her theories well however she makes no mention of the other current situations for the last 20+ years; younger women with older, more accomplished husbands now staying home later ... Read full review

Contents

Three The Overtaking
38
Five competition and Undermining
83
Six Let go and Lexapro
111
Part Three THe PROMISed LaNd
173
eleven The View from abroad
207
Twelve Our Female Future
222
Notes
249
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. A longtime award-winning reporter for The Washington Post, she is currently a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.

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