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  • Maxed Out

  • American Moms on the Brink
  • By: Katrina Alcorn
  • Narrated by: Katrina Alcorn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 158
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 140

Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women's health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about "having it all,” failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The definition of insanity...

  • By Margaret on 09-09-13

Best book for working mothers

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-15

What did you love best about Maxed Out?

The book made me feel less alone and empowered as a working mother trying to do it all .
It is not a simple self help book- more of a guide to understand the demands of mother motherhood. I so happy that this book was written.

  • Overwhelmed

  • Work, Love, and Play When No One Has the Time
  • By: Brigid Schulte
  • Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
  • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Overwhelmed is a map of the stresses that have ripped our leisure to shreds, and a look at how to put the pieces back together. Schulte speaks to neuroscientists, sociologists, and hundreds of working parents to tease out the factors contributing to our collective sense of being overwhelmed, seeking insights, answers, and inspiration.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best book ever about modern motherhood

  • By jeanette on 09-20-15

Best book ever about modern motherhood

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-20-15

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes will bring a new empowering perspective to all mothers, academics and professionals trying to have it all - kids, family, and a professional career. Its not a simple self help book - more of a manual to understand motherhood in a greater perspective- which I appreciate a lot.

Listening to book every Sunday while doing ordinary housework made me feel understood, visible and empowered as academic working mother with three young kids.

What other book might you compare Overwhelmed to and why?

Maxed out American mothers on the brink- also a great book on the topic- get them both.

Which scene was your favorite?

I enjoyed the whole book. Some parts are more personal other based with high quality research.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I listened every Sunday while I was home doing housework and my kids were outdoor playing with dad.