And What Do You Do?

And What Do You Do?

And What Do You Do?

It’s the question that many wives dread at parties: “And what do you do?”  Yet there are almost 8 million American women who have made the politically incorrect choice to put their careers on hold in order to be the CEO of the family while their husbands work. Through extensive research and dozens of interviews, this stereotype-shattering new book reveals a new generation of stay-at-home women.  They are well-educated, worldly, and highly capable women, aging from late 20’s to mid 50’s, who have lived independently and had careers of their own before deciding to stay home.  For many the decision to leave work is an agonizing one and can be both an emotional stress and a  financial strain. But these women feel content in their professional success and feel adamant that they are needed on the homefront to support children and husband.  They see the transition as an adventure, an opportunity to discover new ways to apply their talents.