Allison Pearson knows guilt.
The guilt mothers feel for not being home more with their kids. The guilt they feel at home that they’re not pulling their weight at work.
Pearson has written a gut-wrenching, funny story about Kate Reddy, a British woman who’s constantly trying to stay at the top of her game at work, without failing at home. It’s a tough read if you’re a mother. Heck, it’s a tough read if you’re a woman.
There are portions of this book that gave me some deja vu moments. Not because I lived them but because I thought I read this before. Some sections reminded me a lot of “The Nanny Diaries” but those moments were few and far between.
It’s a great read. Honest, funny, and poignant. I look forward to the film.