Diary of A Mad Housewife

Diary of A Mad Housewife

Book - 1967
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Publisher: New York, Random House [c1967]
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 311 p. 22 cm

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VRMurphy
Feb 08, 2013

An excellent snapshot of a specific time and place (upper middle class New York City in the late 50s, early 60s), with a quality of writing that makes it age gracefully. Overlook the time-specific prices and slang and you could easily place this today.

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dprodrig
Jun 13, 2011

Interesting read. One thing that I do find that still holds true is the frustration that naturally builds in a relationship. Very little that I can actually relate to in this book, as I've never been the housewife of a rich man where my primary function is to make him look good. It's a good reminder of how far the woman's movement has come and how many more choices we have nowadays.

The other thing about this book is that I had to constantly remind myself that the price amounts related to its publication date...

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