The Successful Woman: How You Can Have a Career, a Husband, and a Family-- And Not Feel Guilty about It

Joyce Brothers, Author Simon & Schuster $17.45 (270p) ISBN 978-0-671-55265-7
Psychologist Brothers (Better Than Ever, etc.) here writes of her own experiences and those of women she interviewed on dilemmas facing the liberated woman. Actress Lynn Redgrave, author Sally Quinn, Ambassador Jean Kirkpatrick and others note that balancing an outside job with family life is often a ``ghastly grind, stressful to mind and body,'' that there are hard choices to make and crises of conscience, as when a child is ailing and the mother's career obligations take her to the workplace. Also conflicting with professional demands are a husband's needs for his wife's companionship. Single and childless women comment that they, too, sacrifice aspects of their personal lives to their careers. Time is a stern taskmaster, requiring the woman with multiple roles to use it carefully, notes Brothers whose guide is full of helpful advice on ``how you can have a career, a husband and a familyand not feel guilty about it.'' First serial to Ladies Home Journal, Cosmopolitan and New Woman; Literary Guild alternate. (June)
Reviewed on: 01/01/1988
Release date: 01/01/1988
Genre: Nonfiction
Mass Market Paperbound - 978-0-345-35934-6
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