I Don't Know How She Does It - Audio CD Author:Allison Pearson Meet Kate Reddy, hedge-fund manager and mother of two. She can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed and dressed and out of the house in half an hour. In Kate's life, Everything Goes Perfectly as long as Everything Goes Perfectly. She lies to her own mother about how much time s... more »he spends with her kids; practices pelvic floor squeezes in the boardroom; applies tips from Toddler Taming to soothe her irascible boss; uses her cell phone in the office bathroom to procure a hamster for her daughter's birthday ("Any working mother who says she doesn't bribe her kids can add Liar to her résumé"); and cries into the laundry hamper when she misses her children's bedtime.« less
Attention working mothers!!
This story is wonderful. If you are a working mother, this is the most validating literature I have heard or read in a long time - and perhaps ever. The main character has her flaws, is trying to keep up with the stay-at-home moms, and makes keen observations about both sets of mothers. It's funny, sweet, and had me laughing on my way to work. Loved it!