THE WORKING WOMAN by Niki Scott

THE WORKING WOMAN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

How working women cope: with children at home, husbands who resist housework, sexist bosses, loneliness, and the other quandaries which inevitably arise. In these brief, light, upbeat essay/interviews, short enough to read on a coffee break, women (mostly unidentified) discuss the problems and pleasures of working. ""It doesn't matter how impressive your credentials are; if you can't come across well during a job interview, you're probably going to miss a lot of opportunities."" . . . ""Like a lot of women today, I was the only female executive in the company. I felt totally isolated."" . . . ""I always knew he'd be transferred, but not now, when I'm just getting going."" . . . ""I stayed home for two years after Tommy was born, and I was totally miserable."" . . . ""I'm not going to divorce him after nineteen years because he doesn't do the laundry. . . . And I'm not going to give up a career I love, either."" Scott, a syndicated columnist, comments unobtrusively and lets the voices--more muted or straightforward than militant--speak for themselves. Honest sentiments presented routinely and without much thrust.

Pub Date: Oct. 1st, 1977
Publisher: Sheed Andrews & McMeel