128 x 198 x 18mm
"It was Susan Maushart s uberfeminist cousin Felicity who pointed out the sheer stupidity of writing a book about women and happiness.
Happiness means different things to different women, Susan. Don t you get it? It s about women formulating their own definition of happiness.
I get it, all right. What s not to get? Feminism has graciously set us free. What it has not done, unfortunately, is provide us with a map and compass. And that's the bitch."
So what do you really want? More and better sex? Less sex? A stellar career? True love, a big fat wedding, children? All of the above, or just the five minutes of peace and quiet you can get by locking yourself in the bathroom once a fortnight?
This crucial book is a guide for the perplexed of both genders. It looks at the evidence on women's wellbeing from the obvious (we prefer sex to commuting) to the salutary (sleep solves more of life's problems than money does) via the poignant (becoming a mother will bolster your sense of meaning in life but shred your enjoyment of it).