Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home

Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home

Megan K. Stack / Aug 22, 2019

Women s Work A Reckoning with Work and Home A National Book Award finalist s unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothersWhen Megan Stack left her prestigious job as

  • Title: Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home
  • Author: Megan K. Stack
  • ISBN: 0385542097
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A National Book Award finalist s unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothersWhen Megan Stack left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have a baby and work from her home in Beijing writing a book, she quickly realized that childcare and housework would consume the time she needed t A National Book Award finalist s unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothersWhen Megan Stack left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have a baby and work from her home in Beijing writing a book, she quickly realized that childcare and housework would consume the time she needed to write This dilemma was resolved in the manner of many upper class families and large corporations she availed herself of cheap Chinese labor The housekeeper Stack hired was a migrant from the countryside, a mother who had left her daughter in a precarious situation to earn desperately needed cash in the capital As Stack s family grew, a series of Chinese and Indian women cooked, cleaned and babysat in her home and she grew increasingly aware of the brutal realities of their lives domestic abuse, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancies, medical and family crises Hiring poor women had given Stack the ability to work while raising her children but what ethical compromise had she made Determined to confront the truth, Stack traveled to her employees homes, met their parents and children, and turned a journalistic eye on the tradeoffs they d been forced to make as working mothers seeking upward mobility and on the cost to the children who were left behind Women s Work is a stunning memoir of four women and an electrifying meditation on the evasions of marriage, motherhood, feminism, and privilege Get A Copy Kindle Store INOnline StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 352 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Doubleday Books More Details ISBN 0385542097 ISBN13 9780385542098 Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book Womens Work A Reckoning with Work and Home by Megan K Stack Release date Apr 02, 2019 A National Book Award finalist s unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working m A National Book Award finalist s unforgettable account of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who are also working mothers.When Megan Stack left her prestigious job as a foreign correspondent to have a baby and work from her home in Beijing writing a book, she quickly realized that childcare and housework would consume the time she needed to write This dilemma was resolved in the manner of many upper class families and large corporations she availed herself of cheap Chinese labor The housekeeper Stack hired was a migrant from the countryside, a mother who had left her daughter in a precarious situation to earn desperately needed cash in the capital As Stack s family grew, a series of Chinese and Indian women cooked, cleaned and babysat in her home and she grew increasingly aware of the brutal realities of their lives domestic abuse, alcoholism, unplanned pregnancies, medical and family crises Hiring poor women had given Stack the ability to work while raising her children but what ethical compromise had she made Determined to confront the truth, Stack traveled to her employees homes, met their parents and children, and turned a journalistic eye on the tradeoffs they d been forced to make as working mothers seeking upward mobility and on the cost to the children who were left behind.WOMEN S WORK is a stunning memoir of four women and an electrifying meditation on the evasions of marriage, motherhood, feminism, and privilege Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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    Lists with This Book Shoes no people 244 books 32 voters Non Fiction Published in Year 2019 160 books 18 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 41 Rating details Sort Default Filter Jan 17, 2019 Katy marked it as physical_to read_stack Shelves _giveaways I received my copy free through Giveaways flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 28, 2019 Cindy rated it it was amazing Such a joy to find a book that is written well, enjoyable to read and thought provoking A book with purpose that divulges the complex world of working moms who hire other women to help watch their children and maintain their households other working moms It s a complicated topic that is strongly written by a talented author who sees this world through her lens as a journalist a reporter and a writer with the added filter of her own motherhood She explores through her memoir the dichotomy Such a joy to find a book that is written well, enjoyable to read and thought provoking A book with purpose that divulges the complex world of working moms who hire other women to help watch their children and maintain their households other working moms It s a complicated topic that is strongly written by a talented author who sees this world through her lens as a journalist a reporter and a writer with the added filter of her own motherhood She explores through her memoir the dichotomy of our women s desire to continue our careers when we become mothers by hiring domestic help who leave their own children behind, to take care of our children and houses, for a fraction of the pay of our own jobs She explores the fragile relationships we build with our domestic help the people we think we get to know that some call family but she points out we actually don t know very well at all how could we with the inherent imbalance of power The author is direct and intense revealing insightful thoughts yet remaining open to living with this inner conflict doing what she must to maintain her family and work life while struggling with her conscious and what is best for everyone She thoroughly exposes herself through her vulnerability and dry humor I highly recommend you read it Thank you to NetGalley and DoubleDay for providing me an early release of this book in exchange for this honest and fair review It was such a pleasure to read flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Scribe Publications marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves autobiography, biography, child care, cultural studies, ethics morals, family, feminism, memoir, non fiction, parenting Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stor Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stories makes this book not just a work of brilliant journalism but a work of art.Emily Gould, Author of Friendship A Novel and And the Heart Says Whatever If Karl Ove Knausgaard himself were a woman and had given birth, he might have written a book a little like Women s Work Megan Stack s mastery of language and attention to detail make magic of the most quotidian aspects of life But the subject matter here is hardly banal Stack goes beyond her own experience of motherhood to focus on the Chinese and Indian nannies who helped her raise her children at the expense of their own She brilliantly dissects the contradictions of motherhood by analyzing how motherly love becomes a commodity in this modern, globalized word.Barbara Demick, Author of Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea Megan Stack is willing to confront hard questions that so many of us flinch from the relationships between women and the women we hire to take care of our houses and our children, to do the traditional women s work that gives liberated women the time to do traditional men s work Women s Work is a book of vivid characters, engrossing stories, shrewd insights, and uncomfortable reflections.Anne Marie Slaughter, President CEO of New America, and author of Unfinished BusinessWomen s Work is an incredible follow up to Megan Stack s celebrated book of war reportage, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar It is a fierce and furious and darkly funny book about the costs of motherhood the psychological costs, the costs in time and energy and spirit, and finally the costs imposed on other women, most of them also mothers, who leave their own children so they can take care of ours I can t think of a work that speaks directly to our age of increasing inequality, starting with housework and child care, the oldest inequalities of all.Keith Gessen, Author of A Terrible Country flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 12, 2019 Sally Stieglitz rated it it was amazing Megan Stack s Women s Work, is an important read for many reasons It acknowledges a number of uncomfortable and irreconcilable truths that childcare and housework are time and energy consuming labor which are not well respected or well compensated that women s lives are deeply impacted by pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, and childcare, but that these impacts are overlooked and dismissed by all, including the women affected, who are unable to speak up without risking equal footing in the work Megan Stack s Women s Work, is an important read for many reasons It acknowledges a number of uncomfortable and irreconcilable truths that childcare and housework are time and energy consuming labor which are not well respected or well compensated that women s lives are deeply impacted by pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, and childcare, but that these impacts are overlooked and dismissed by all, including the women affected, who are unable to speak up without risking equal footing in the workplace that outsourcing childcare is the only time it becomes acknowledged as having market value, albeit a low value that the reality is that we are often outsourcing childcare and domestic chores to women who are compelled by economic stressors to delegate the care of their own children elsewhere and lavish affection on their charges that there is a discomfort in balancing the transactional nature of work for hire with the close familial relationship of domestic workers Each of these truths merits its own discussion, but gathered together in the framework of Stack s experiences of motherhood, they are a compelling examination of the strictures on all women s lives and how economics and privilege play a key role in those lives flag 1 likeLike see review Lisa rated it it was amazing Nov 26, 2018 Joy Pope rated it it was amazing Dec 29, 2018 Jan 13, 2019 Scribe Publications added it review of another edition Shelves autobiography, biography, child care, family, ethics morals, feminism, house home, memoir, non fiction, social Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stor Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stories makes this book not just a work of brilliant journalism but a work of art.Emily Gould, Author of Friendship A Novel and And the Heart Says Whatever If Karl Ove Knausgaard himself were a woman and had given birth, he might have written a book a little like Women s Work Megan Stack s mastery of language and attention to detail make magic of the most quotidian aspects of life But the subject matter here is hardly banal Stack goes beyond her own experience of motherhood to focus on the Chinese and Indian nannies who helped her raise her children at the expense of their own She brilliantly dissects the contradictions of motherhood by analyzing how motherly love becomes a commodity in this modern, globalized word.Barbara Demick, Author of Nothing to Envy Ordinary Lives in North Korea Megan Stack is willing to confront hard questions that so many of us flinch from the relationships between women and the women we hire to take care of our houses and our children, to do the traditional women s work that gives liberated women the time to do traditional men s work Women s Work is a book of vivid characters, engrossing stories, shrewd insights, and uncomfortable reflections.Anne Marie Slaughter, President CEO of New America, and author of Unfinished BusinessWomen s Work is an incredible follow up to Megan Stack s celebrated book of war reportage, Every Man in This Village Is a Liar It is a fierce and furious and darkly funny book about the costs of motherhood the psychological costs, the costs in time and energy and spirit, and finally the costs imposed on other women, most of them also mothers, who leave their own children so they can take care of ours I can t think of a work that speaks directly to our age of increasing inequality, starting with housework and child care, the oldest inequalities of all.Keith Gessen, Author of A Terrible Country flag Like see review Doubleday Books rated it it was amazing Dec 13, 2018 Jaime rated it really liked it Jan 18, 2019 Rhonda Lomazow rated it it was amazing Dec 07, 2018 Mackenzie rated it it was amazing Dec 12, 2018 Shimona Hirchberg marked it as to read Jul 30, 2018 Melon109 marked it as to read Oct 08, 2018 Carol marked it as to read Nov 09, 2018 Jackie marked it as to read Nov 16, 2018 Vanessa marked it as to read Nov 20, 2018 Emily marked it as to read Nov 24, 2018 Christine added it Nov 27, 2018 Deb marked it as to read Nov 27, 2018 Becky marked it as to read Nov 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    1. Such a joy to find a book that is written well, enjoyable to read and thought provoking A book with purpose that divulges the complex world of working moms who hire other women to help watch their children and maintain their households other working moms It s a complicated topic that is strongly written by a talented author who sees this world through her lens as a journalist a reporter and a writer with the added filter of her own motherhood She explores through her memoir the dichotomy Such a [...]


    2. Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stor


    3. Megan Stack s Women s Work, is an important read for many reasons It acknowledges a number of uncomfortable and irreconcilable truths that childcare and housework are time and energy consuming labor which are not well respected or well compensated that women s lives are deeply impacted by pregnancy, labor, and childbirth, and childcare, but that these impacts are overlooked and dismissed by all, including the women affected, who are unable to speak up without risking equal footing in the work Me [...]


    4. Women s Work hit me where I live, and I haven t been able to stop thinking about it The discomforting truths Stack reveals about caretaking and labor transcend cultural and national boundaries this book is relevant to everyone, no matter how or where they live Stack uses her reporting acumen to illuminate domestic workers struggles, but also fearlessly reveals the most vulnerable details of her own life in order to make her point The masterfulness with which she tells these intertwined stor


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