|Plot Summary of I Don't Know How She Does It|
|"Kate Reddy is a successful hedge-fund manager and mother of two young children. As the primary bread winner in the family, she faces the conflict between her business life and being the good mother she wants to be. Her hilarious story takes the reader through countless mishaps with the children (buying cakes and passing them off as her own) and her career (missed flights and an unusual cabby). She gets so thoroughly wrapped up in the working world, that days go by that she hardly see's her children. Feeling the stress of feeling like she can't give her family enough, and the guilt associated with it, pushes Kate almost to the edge, where she comes frightfully close to having an affair. Throughout the story, Kate is deeply torn between a career she loves and the family she wants to be there for. When her husband leaves her, Kate is finally able to realize that she can't do it all."
Rebecca Reissman, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of I Don't Know How She Does It|
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Tone of book?
Time/era of story
- present (2000-2010)
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Major part of story:
- general child raising
- business executive
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- average physique
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- a lot
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references
Amount of dialog
- significantly more dialog than descript
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