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The Wife Drought

Narrated by: Annabel Crabb
Length: 7 hrs and 8 mins
Categories: History, 21st Century
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Summary

'I need a wife'.

It's a common joke among women juggling work and family, but it's no joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a godsend on the domestic front, an asset on the work front and an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women.

Full of candid and funny stories from politics and the media, The Wife Drought shares intriguing research about the attitudes pulsing beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia.

©2014 Annabel Crabb (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

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"Crabb is an excellent writer, and the book is penned with the wry wit for which she is famous." ( Crikey)
"A modern classic.... This is the conversation we have to have." (Lisa Wilkinson)

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My Annabel Crabb crush just went up a notch.

Eye opening, thought provoking reading for everyone.
She articulates the issues so well, and it is probably the first time I’ve heard such a balanced discussion in terms of the impacts of our modern life on both genders. It has cemented some thoughts in my mind and opened my eyes to some new perspectives too.
Annabel narrating the book herself adds to its enjoyment. Her natural passion comes through.

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  • johanna
  • 29-07-17

Excellent new perspective on work life balance

Important for all working parents to read not just women. At times hilarious to the point of cry laughing.

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  • Odette
  • 03-06-17

Highly recommend

Very educational. Provoked great discussion. Suggest all read and discuss. We can all contribute to change and improvement.

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  • Barry J. Marshall
  • 20-01-17

Honest balanced and practical discussion of gender issues in politics.

Annabelle Crabbe is a respected journalist and celebrity. This book explains a lot and includes important historical data from interviews with personalities from Australian politics over the past 40 years. I enjoyed the book, it got me thinking. I would never read feminist literature so this is a milestone for me. I recommend it. I'm encouraged to "read" more Australian books.