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Jean Zimmerman

Jean Zimmerman is the author of the debut novel The Orphanmaster. Jean has also published nonfiction focusing on the changing role of women in America: Love, Fiercely: A Gilded Age Romance; The Women of the House: How a Colonial She-Merchant Built a Mansion, a Fortune and a Dynasty; and Tailspin: Women at War in the Wake of Tailhook. Jean is the coauthor of Breaking with Tradition: Women and Work, the New Facts of Life and she and her husband, Gil Reavill, published Raising Our Athletic Daughters: How Sports Can Build Self-Esteem and Save Girls' Lives. Zimmerman lives with her family in Westchester County, New York.
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In this stunning celebration and reappraisal of the importance of "women's work," acclaimed journalist Jean Zimmerman poignantly addresses the tug that many Americans of the twenty-first century feel between our professional and private lives. With sharp wit and intelligence, she offers evidence that in the current domestic vacuum, we still long for a richer home life -- a paradox visible in the Martha Stewart phenomenon, in the continuing popularity of women's service magazines such as Better...
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