Top Experts: When She Makes More
I’m so excited for my new book When She Makes More coming out on May 1st.
If you’ve already pre ordered your copy, thanks! Otherwise take a moment to pre-order your copy now and be entered for a chance to win some cool prizes, including a VIP tour of The Today Show!
While you’re waiting for the book to be released, I thought I’d share with you some of my favorite books about female breadwinners and the changing role of women in the workplace.
The End of Men
By Hanna Rosin (Riverhead, September 2012)
This book explores the social and economic forces that are changing the power dynamic between men and women in education, at work, in relationships, and even in criminal behavior. Rosin’s book takes a very journalistic approach to the topic of female breadwinners with plenty of discussion and anecdotes.
The Richer Sex
By Liza Mundy (Simon & Schuster, 2012)
Liza Mundy’s book offers the reader a comprehensive exploration of the ascent of female workers and their paychecks. One of the great aspects of this book is that takes the reader on an historical journey from the late 1800s all the way to present day, showing how women have marched their way to this new status. Not content to merely explore the past Mundy also makes several predictions about how this new trend of female breadwinners will transform relationships and the home life for generations to come.
By Suzanne Doyle-Morris (Wit and Wisdom, 2011)
Suzanne Doyle-Morris’ 2011 book offers predictions on how the social change of female breadwinners can benefit everyone—women, men, businesses, and children. Her book also presents some very candid interviews with women who earn more than their spouses.
The Feminine Mistake: Are We Giving Up Too Much?
By Leslie Bennetts (Voice, 2008)
Bennetts’s 2008 book praises those women who try to “have it all.” That is, a career, motherhood, and a happy marriage all at the same time. The book’s message slams the notion that it’s too difficult for women to “juggle” these three main aspects of modern life, arguing instead that women are much better off in all circumstances by not sacrificing their financial autonomy.
For Richer or Poorer: Keeping Your Marriage Happy When She’s Making More Money
By Harriet Pappenheim and Ginny Graves (Harper, 2006)
Although parts of the book are a bit dated now, For Richer or Poorer combines the expertise of Harriet Pappenheim, a New York psychoanalyst with a focus on couple therapy, with the reporting skills of Ginny Graves, who’s been writing about women’s issues for decades. Together, the two teach women who outearn their husbands how to keep their marriages intact. At the time of its release the book was the first of it’s kind to talk in depth about female breadwinners.
Smart Women Finish Rich
By David Bach (Crown Business, 2002)
In his book Smart Women Finish Rich, David Bach shows women of all ages and backgrounds how to take control of their financial future. Bach’s nine-step program gives readers the tools they need for spending wisely, establishing security, and aligning money with values to “finish rich.”
The Unfinished Revolution: Coming of Age in a New Era of Gender, Work, and Family
By Kathleen Gerson (Oxford University Press 2009)
Kathleen Gerson’s 2012 book explores the role of adults born after the women’s revolution of the 1970’s and their place in society, dubbed the “children of the gender revolution.” Gerson explores single paycheck families and also non-traditional family models with compassion for all sides.
Getting to 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All
By Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober (Bantam 2009)
This book from Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober offers a road map for working parents to share equally in having a happy and successful family by sharing responsibilities 50/50. The book has received praise from many powerful women including Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, who writes the introduction in the latest edition.