THE MANY LIVES OF MODERN WOMAN: A Guide to Happiness in her Complex Role by

THE MANY LIVES OF MODERN WOMAN: A Guide to Happiness in her Complex Role

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Again an estimate of the status of women today -- and the widening possibilities of her world, which gives a strong answer to current critics (Marynia Farnham, Strecker, etc.) and insists on her rights to a life which is not confined to homes and clubs. The problems of the young wife, whose housekeeping has been simplified to a part time proposition, and then of the young mother, harassed and housebound, forced into an unnatural isolation, the right to work -- and the anxiety that she may be depriving her child -- in a child-centered world; the dangers of mother-smotheration, and the need for interests which will be sustained once your children are self-sustaining; the diminishing service -- but increasing husband participation; conditions, and co-operative ventures, which will permit greater freedom and companionship; etc. -- this discussion offers a flexible approach to the problems which young -- and older -- wives confront in their reconciliation of a multi-dimensional life. Mrs. Gruenberg's name, as Director of the Child Study Association for more than 25 years, assures this of a following in homes as well as school and college study groups.

Pub Date: May 22nd, 1952
Publisher: Doubleday