HAVING IT ALL: A Practical Guide to Overcoming the Career Woman's Blues by Joyce & Bettye Baldwin Gabriel

HAVING IT ALL: A Practical Guide to Overcoming the Career Woman's Blues

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A big-sister lecture about making it in career and home--positive in tone, bland in its advice. The authors rely primarily on their own experiences and those of their acquaintances for substance; but they have trouble moving from the specific to the helpfully general, so they wind up lauding an ""old girls' network"" whose mechanics they never fully investigate, or blithely suggesting that the newly-fired career woman ""gain control of the situation as quickly as you can"" and ""start exploring what's next."" Emphasis is on a healthy balance between personal and professional life, with the former explored almost exclusively in terms of marriage and/or motherhood; understanding, mutual support, goal-setting, and time-management skills are seen as the key to successful marital/career juggling. Occasionally a burst of detail illumines a subissue: the question of whether to relocate is addressed by lengthy questionnaires, and information about what one can reasonably expect in the way of employee relocation benefits spans both domestic and international moves. Most of this, however, has been delineated more firmly elsewhere.

Pub Date: Feb. 1st, 1979
Publisher: Evans