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Mrs. Everything by Jennifer Weiner
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it was amazing
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Jennifer Weiner skillfully recreates societal expectations for girls and women in the 1950's and 1960's. It was a man's world and professionally women had few options. Daughters were raised to be pretty enough to attract a husband and efficient enough to run a household. Women often lacked the power to earn an income, or control decisions about their own bodies. She includes vital details that women younger than I might not have experienced or imagined. We then see how Jo's daughters face modern versions of the same issues-family, children, work, sexuality. I suggest this book to anyone interested in the emotional history of feminism.
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Reading Progress

September 26, 2019 – Started Reading
September 26, 2019 – Shelved
September 26, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
October 7, 2019 – Finished Reading

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