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Midlife Crisis at 30 At the age ofFinancial strategist and bestselling author Suze Orman was a waitress Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro was a stay at home mom Political strategist Mary Matalin was a first year law student and about to drop out CNN anchor Paula Zahn was unemployed Midlife Crisis atoffers hope for many of today s twenty and thirty somethings struggling with the unreasonable expectations that society and the media have placed on them As a result of these powerful influences, many women blame themselves for not overcoming the very real obstacles to their fulfillment that still exist in American society Raised to believe they could have it all in every part of their lives at a young age, these young women are exhausted, confused, and desperate to find the middle ground where they can enjoy full, well rounded lives before it is too lateThrough the candid and revealing stories of the New Girls Club, a group of successful women, such as Geraldine Ferraro, Judy Blume, Susan Sarandon, and Denise Austin, who have solved the work life love puzzle, Midlife Crisis atpresents pragmatic strategies and realistic suggestions for young women everywhere Macko and Rubin both television news producers eloquently capture the bewildering stresses and strains that middleclass American women aged 25 to 37 face in managing the often mutually exclusive arenas of career, kids, husband, and body The authors maintain that women must move beyond the cultural expectations associated with contemporary success and achieve their own personal balance In an intense, sometimes edgy tone, they focus on whether women can realistically have it all, all at on Macko and Rubin both television news producers eloquently capture the bewildering stresses and strains that middleclass American women aged 25 to 37 face in managing the often mutually exclusive arenas of career, kids, husband, and body The authors maintain that women must move beyond the cultural expectations associated with contemporary success and achieve their own personal balance In an intense, sometimes edgy tone, they focus on whether women can realistically have it all, all at once Mentoring is provided via the personal stories of notable women stories like Judy Blume s cogent discussion of balance will have wide appeal, but others are rather unrealistic, as when Mary Matalin talks about her nanny Read in conjunction with Sherene Schostak and Stefanie Iris Weiss s Surviving Saturn s Return Overcoming the Most Tumultuous Time of Your Life, this book provides much food for thought The only drawback it s unnecessarily long Find reviews of books for men at Books for Dudes, Books for Dudes, the online reader s advisory column for men from Library Journal Copyright Library Journal At first I wondered if reading this book would make me worry about problems that weren t really problems in my own life As I read on, though, it was interesting to learn that whereas a generation ago, people viewed their struggles as a social problem, today women especially view them as personal failings I m with the authors on the idea that we need to act collectively to see changes toward alivable, family accepting corporate culture Now that I ve lived in Europe and Australia, I can s At first I wondered if reading this book would make me worry about problems that weren t really problems in my own life As I read on, though, it was interesting to learn that whereas a generation ago, people viewed their struggles as a social problem, today women especially view them as personal failings I m with the authors on the idea that we need to act collectively to see changes toward alivable, family accepting corporate culture Now that I ve lived in Europe and Australia, I can safely say that many workplaces there are light years ahead of the US in this regard lots of paid maternity paternity leave andflexible contracts.Unfortunately, there were a lot of typos in my copy yuck I am one of those people that is freaking out about turning 30 Yes, I know age is a number, but stillI m freaked out After reading this book I feel less alone in my fear and understand where it comes from just a littleThe first half of the book explains the two authors female journalists hypothesis on why women around the age of 27 30 start having what basically equals a mid life crisis Their theory rests on the fact that as women with parents from the hippy generation, we were to I am one of those people that is freaking out about turning 30 Yes, I know age is a number, but stillI m freaked out After reading this book I feel less alone in my fear and understand where it comes from just a littleThe first half of the book explains the two authors female journalists hypothesis on why women around the age of 27 30 start having what basically equals a mid life crisis Their theory rests on the fact that as women with parents from the hippy generation, we were told growing up that we could HAVE IT ALL, BE ALL and KNOW ALL Although this push for us Generation x y ladies to be ALL is well intentioned the authors argue that it has lead many women to feel like they aren t good enough if they can t do everything or have it all figured out This sense that we have failed as women if we don t have a good job, man or kids by the time we re 30 centers around the fact that we grew up being told that we CAN have all that we want andSo when we turn 30 and realize we don t have ALL, we freak out and think something is wrong with us The book then argues that the real reason we don t have it all is because of the very real and still present sexism we experience in the workplace and our culture If you thought sexism was dead you re not paying attention I thought the theory was strong in many aspects and I found myself nodding in agreement on several occasions The only real let down about the book is the second half, where stories of triumph are shared by women over 35 in the hopes of cheering us up Almost all the women s stories they share come from famous women or VERY rich women It was hard to relate to their stories and struggles They definitely neededvariety in the mix I doubt most 30 year old women have multi million dollar jobs or ever will I suggest skipping around through the last half of the book, and only reading the stories that jump out at you This might make a good gift for your girlfriend when she turns 30 This was interesting, if a bit trite There wasn t a whole lot of analysisjust a compilation of anecdotes The best part was finding out about just how UNsuccessful many now successful women were at the age of 30gives a girl hope, ya know

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