The state of working women has been declared and debated since the days of Rosie the Riveter. The headlines, and the statistics behind them, however, don't tell the whole story. The truth is, many women today are breadwinners; and these breadwinners are struggling. They are caught in a perfect storm of male-dominated culture at work, traditional social norms at home, and outdated schedules in the school. Mogul, Mom, & Maid takes an honest look at how women are balancing home life and career. The pressures of child rearing, coupled with an unfulfilling corporate culture, are too great to be ignored. Author Liz O'Donnell goes beyond statistics and tells the stories of women all across America who are juggling careers, motherhood, marriage, and households. Mogul, Mom, & Maid looks at the choices women are making, the options they have, and the impact these decisions have on themselves, their families, and the businesses that employ them.
Can't make the event? Call us (603-224-0562) or email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) to have us put a copy aside to be signed for you.
About the author:
Liz O'Donnell is a want-to-be mogul, busy working mother and sometimes maid. A public relations executive by day, Liz counsels clients ranging from large financial institutions to early-stage technology startups on traditional and social media communications strategies.
Liz is also the founder of "Hello Ladies," an award-winning website for smart, busy women and named one of the top 100 websites for women by "Forbes" magazine. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and Momsrising.org and her commentary on women's issues has appeared in "The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Tampa Tribune, " Gatehouse Media, and The Glass Hammer.
Liz lives in Dedham, Massachusetts with her husband and two children. She is a recovering PTO president, a long-serving Town Meeting Member, and co-founder of Women in Democracy - Dedham, a non-partisan organization committed to encouraging and supporting women's involvement in local politics.
Wednesday, August 6th, 2014, 7 p.m., join us as the wildly talented best-selling author Lily King joins us to present her new novel, Euphoria! Inspired by events in the life of revolutionary anthropologist Margaret Mead, Euphoria tells the story of three trailblazing anthropologists caught in a passionate love triangle in 1930s New Guinea.
True Brew Cafe, a branch of True Brew Barista, enjoys space in our bookstore. They serve delicious coffee, tea, sandwiches, crepes, and much more. Now also with beer and wine! Have a real bookstore cafe experience.
Jana Bibi returns! Rebecca Makkai returns! Waldo...? July 23rd, 2014
Tonight! (Thursday, July 24, 7 PM) Betsy Woodman joins us to talk about (and sign copies of) the third installment in her Jana Bibi series--Emeralds Included!
... Betsy is always a fascinating guest. Even if you haven't read the
first two books, you'll want to join us for a wide-ranging conversation
about different cultures, music, travel, and language. Learn more here.
Next week! ( Wednesday, July 30, 7 PM)
Rebecca Makkai joins us to present her new novel, The Hundred-Year House--a
dazzlingly original, mordantly witty novel about the secrets of an
old-money family and their turn-of-the-century estate, Laurelfield. We
hope you'll remember Rebecca as the author of one of our best sellers
over the last few years, The Borrower, in which Lucy Hull,
a children’s librarian in Hannibal, Missouri, finds herself both
kidnapper and kidnapped when her favorite patron, ten-year-old Ian
Drake, runs away from home.
"Rarely is a first novel as smart and engaging and learned and funny and moving as The Borrower." —Richard Russo
Where's Waldo Wrap-Up Party! Thursday, July 31, 6 PM
A wrap-up party for our July scavenger hunt! Did you find him? Prizes, games, fun!
To enter our prize drawings, find and collect "I found Waldo!" stamps
on your passport from 20 different downtown businesses (there are 24 out
there). Click here for details.