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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (459 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Caitlin Flanagan, Julia Fletcher Narrator: Julia Fletcher, Caitlin Flanagan Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What’s so funny about the weddings, nannies, overscheduled children, sex (or the lack thereof), the cult of the “domestic goddess” and its manias for home decorating and gourmet cooking, and the endless tension between working moms and stay-at-home moms? Caitlin Flanagan knows, and she offers it up in a fresh, witheringly funny take on women's lives today.

Part social history, part social commentary, part personal account of the author’s own relationship with her mother and her children, To Hell With All That is about the things that interest Flanagan the most: women and children, households and marriages. Presented as a series of essays, it follows the natural course of women’s lives. Without offering a prescription for happiness, it defines where Flanagan wants to be: in a world where a woman is depended on, and considered irreplaceable, by people who love her.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Katie | 2/10/2014

    " The book started out strong with some really interesting research. I agreed with so many of her points, but really felt like she kept missing the mark. I didn't appreciate her attack on Steven Covey and think that she simply doesn't really understand his philosophy. She has a witty writing style and MOST, not all, of the book was enjoyable. I skipped some. I ended up disagreeing with some of her conclusions. She seems to think that the only benefit of a mother staying home with her children is that they will be with the person who loves them the most. I think there is much more to it than that and believe the position of stay-at home mom or at-home parent (as she calls it) deserves. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Donna | 2/7/2014

    " She starts out with a good argument about staying home with the kids, then ruins it all by hiring a nanny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Cheryl in CC NV | 1/19/2014

    " Is it ironic that I listened to this while doing household chores? The author gave me some insights about certain other women, but she really does over-generalize, because the insights didn't apply to me or to other mothers I know. I did like the poignant bit comparing Erma Bombeck to Betty Friedan, though... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stefanie | 1/9/2014

    " This book was amazing. I reccomend for for any woman. "

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