Was the happy housewife of the 1950s really all that happy?
Women in post-war America should have been contented to live a Leave it to Beaver life. They had it all: generous husbands with great jobs, comfortable suburban homes with nice yards and a two-car garage, and plenty of house-cleaning and PTA meetings to fill their time.
It was the perfect recipe for happiness and fulfillment. Women's magazines told them so. Advertisements told them so. Doctors told them so.
They were sold a bill of goods about post-war life. Some bought it. But some didn't. This book is about those women who didn't.
Five stories. Five women. Five journeys of self-discovery.
Purchase Lessons From My Mother's Life today to walk in the shoes of five American women living in the 1950s, maybe women like your mother or grandmother. Maybe women like you.
This book also includes an Author's Note and a bonus chapter from The Specter, the first book of the author's Gilded Age family saga, the Waxwood Series.