Butcher Baker, Cabinetmaker: Photogrpahs of Women at Work Saul and Heyman 1978 Submitter: See all the jobs a woman can have. Not only is it way out of date, but it’s way too young and embarrassing. Holly: The text does seem to
Making It Work Finding the Time and Energy for Your Career, Marriage, Children and Self Houston 1990 This is one of those books that profess to fix your life and tell you how to have everything, also known as that
Creative Careers for Women: A Handbook of Sources and Ideas for Part-Time Jobs Scobey and McGrath 1968 Submitter: Creative careers for women has a nice chapter for those industrious women at home. Put your kids to work! Moms, if you love parenting
The Working Wives’ Cookbook Zavin and Stuart 1963 This was published before there were a lot of choices in convenience foods and people didn’t really eat out as much as they do now. These ladies did it by making everything
Submitter: I found the following advise book in my local public library, giving out parenting and career advise from 1979. Probably a great choice for 1979 since many women were going back, or staying in the workforce. 2015? I don’t think so.
Holly: The statistics cited in the introduction date this book right from the start. I like the page on role-sharing and household responsibilities [p.62, below], and I’m sure there some other nuggets of good information here. The rest, like the list of examples of quality television for children, are just outdated. Not a bad book, just not current enough to warrant keeping. Weed and update!
The 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!
How to go to work when your husband is against it,
Your children aren’t old enough,
And there’s nothing you can do anyhow
Schwartz, Schifter, and Gillotti
Holly and I went on a field trip a while ago. We visited a couple of small/medium libraries in southeastern Michigan/northern Ohio. We go and look for cool ideas and some possible candidates for ALB. (We also shelf read and front the books because we just can’t let it go.) Well, I found this book and started swearing. Yes, this book is currently in active circulation at a small public library. In 2014. Kill me now.
The Part-Time Solution The New Strategy for Managing Your Career While Managing Motherhood Canape 1990 I had my first child in 1990 and I thought that all of these advice books (many featured on ALB) were mostly useless. I think