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Worth a read,
This review is from: Willing Slaves: How the Overwork Culture is Ruling Our Lives (Paperback)
I largely agree with the previous reviewer, but would also say that there was (as perhaps expected from a Guardian journalist) an over-emphasis on the public sector and womens issues.
Also, the book tended to concentrate heavily on the childcare issue, whilst barely mentioning caring issues such as elderly relatives and disabled or ill partners. Should be remembered that the latter is not chosen whereas childbirth generally is...
The suggestions she makes made me laugh too. 18 months full paid leave for a father. A friend of mine had 4 children in six years. Under those proposals he would have been etntitled to six years full paid leave...
The most interesting segements are the recounted real experiences. Overall the book is worth a read, but i would have prefered a sociological explantion rather than a somewhat political tract