But who will do the cooking and cleaning?

Two Career Couple coverThe Two Career Couple

Submitter: The opening prologue to this books states “Used-car dealers are shady. Librarians are quiet and a bit boring.” Thanks for the compliment and associating us with lemon dealers. This book would have been a great choice for a library when it was first published. That was 1979. 35 years later, it’s time to find something a little more up to date.

Holly: It kills me that they were worried about how they’ll keep the house clean and the potential for affairs as women started to work. It also kills me that some women feel a need to justify NOT working these days. What a change in attitudes!

Two Career Couple contents


How clean is "clean"


Splitting Up or Staying Together


  1. The opening prologue of this book leads me to ask, what happens when a shady used car dealer marries a quiet librarian?

  2. From a book-design standpoint: I’ve never seen such huge indents. It’s a little distracting.

    But I love what it says on p. 119 about lowering our standards for housecleaning. Not that mine could get much lower at this point.

    1. That is probably a big deal for some people. I remember reading a Housekeeping Tips sort of book that offered the revelation that it wasn’t necessary to vacuum the entire house/apartment every day — you can do just the major pathways every day and then a couple of times a week is enough for all the rest of it. Hah! It was a revelation to me, actually — the revelation that the author was living on another planet altogether. I agree with you about the indents — odd.

  3. I can relate to the crock pot joke–that was funny stuff. On another note, is that how you Americans REALLY
    spell “prologue”?

  4. Some women still need to justify working, especially when they become moms. It goes for both sides. 🙁

  5. The crockpot joke is OK, but I can’t figure out the anatomy of how she’s supposed to be sitting on that stool but resting her upper back on the counter.

    And yeah, hate those indents.

  6. Some people have been known to spell it “prolog”. Others reserve that spelling for the programming language of that name.

    1. You know, when I made my response earlier, I hadn’t noticed that the submitter spelled it “prolog” — I just looked at the TOC photo. Not sure I have actually encountered that spelling in all my years as an American, other than for the programming language. You learn something every day! (Although, what I learn on some other days may have more significance LOL.)

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