Containing interviews with more than 100 middle-class working parents in the Boston area, Bookman vividly illustrates the inherent conflicts faced by today's two-working-parent families and the often unfortunate consequences for the community. In an important departure from the ongoing debate, she offers a new paradigm for the relationship between paid and unpaid work that could invigorate both family life and the quality of civil society.
"The clarity and realism of this book makes it an excellent addition to the work-family literature."
-- Anthropology of Work Review, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3