Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomniaafollowed by medication, meditation, and therapyabegan. Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasnat alone. As she questioned other working moms, she realized that many women were struggling to do it all, crashing, and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result. Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to womenas health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about ahaving it all, a failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.MARCH 2009 I was driving down an empty frontage road, alone, in our dusty Subaru Outback, near the I80 freeway in Berkeley, California. It was Saturday. I had just dropped off our junk electronics at the ecorecycling place. The irony was notanbsp;...
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