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  • How Hard Can It Be?

  • By: Allison Pearson
  • Narrated by: Poppy Miller
  • Length: 13 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 214
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 195

Kate Reddy is back! This is the follow-up to the international best seller I Don't Know How She Does It, the novel that defined modern life for women everywhere. This time she's juggling teenagers, aging parents and getting back into the workplace, and every minute will have you laughing and thinking: it's not just me. Kate Reddy is counting down the days until she is 50, but not in a good way. Fifty, in Kate's mind, equals invisibility.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Life's Rollercoaster

  • By Allison on 11-10-17

Ground-breaking Time Capsule

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-03-18

A narrative encapsulation of the “sandwich”women’s experience and the first proper representation of the perimenopause in fiction- how is this possible?! While this book is never going to be on anyone’s list of future classics on the basis of literary merit, it is significant for these reasons and worth the purchase and the read.

  • The Beauty Myth

  • How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
  • By: Naomi Wolf
  • Narrated by: Suzy Jackson
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 89
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 75

The bestselling classic that redefined our view of the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Frightening, insightful and uplifting.

  • By Lena-Marie on 02-05-15

Essential reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-10-15

Though now 24 years old, this book is still terrifyingly current.

The book I wish I had read at 14.

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