Monday, March 13, 2006
I Don't Know How She Does It by Allison Pearson
I dismissed this book when it first showed up in huge displays at the bookstore with a choice of pastel cover colors. I thought it looked too "chick lit" for my tastes. But after reading Marjorie Williams' essay in The Woman at the Washington Zoo, I got it from audible.com and have been listening to it while I run and laughing out loud. First the reader has a great British accent that brings the flighty character of Kate Redding to life. Secondly, Kate has two children whose names are Benjamin and Emily - the same as the names of my two children. This novel is fun, fun, fun and plenty close to home for any working mother who has tried to do it all.