How happy was the 1950s happy housewife?
Women in post-war America had it all: generous husbands with great jobs, comfortable suburban homes with nice yards and a two-car garage, and all the latest gadgets to make their housework easier.
It was a perfect recipe for happiness and fulfillment. The 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 and some didn't. This book is about the 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 struggling to find themselves in the 1950s. Maybe these women are like your mother or grandmother. Maybe these women are like you.
What reviewers are saying:
Smart, interesting and down-to-earth, these are stories that are close to the heart of every woman either because they lived through something similar, or because, as the title says, our mothers did. - Amazon Vine Voice reviewer
Great short stories that really do speak to what women had to face mid 20th century. - Amazon reviewer
An interesting collection of reflective short stories. I am glad that I read them! - Amazon reviewer
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.