To Hell with All That
Loving and Loathing Your Inner Housewife
By (author) Caitlin Flanagan
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To Hell with All That by Caitlin Flanagan
Book DescriptionCaitlin Flanagan, a hilarious and provocative social critic, compares the rituals and experiences that shaped the fifties housewife with those that have forged the modern woman and arrives at some surprising conclusions. In her signature prose - brightly funny and brutally honest - Flanagan examines everything from the contemporary white-wedding craze to the epidemic of undersexed marriages. Whether she is reporting on the mommy wars, the anti- clutter movement, America's new nanny culture or the sexless long-term marriage, her book reveals both the high cost women pay for devoting themselves to the people they love and also the matchless rewards that come from that sacrifice. 'Those repressed and much pitted 1950s wives -their sexless college years! Their boorish husbands, who couldn't locate the clitoris with a flashlight and a copy of Gray's Anatomy! - were apparently getting a lot more action than many of today's most liberated and sexually experienced married women'
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844083817
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Imprint: Virago Press Ltd
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Caitlin Flanagan
Girl Land, Paperback (February 2013)
The acclaimed and provocative book about what girls have lost and gained in the 21st century: "A compelling, convincing case for more parental involvement in girls' lives" (Kirkus Reviews).
To Hell with All That, Paperback (May 2007)» View all books by Caitlin Flanagan
From "The New Yorker's" most entertaining and acerbic wit comes a controversial reassessment of the rituals and events that shape women's lives: weddings, sex, housekeeping, and motherhood.
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Author Biography - Caitlin Flanagan
Caitlin Flanagan has been igniting discussions since her first articles appeared in the Atlantic Monthly and The New Yorker. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and children.
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