Synopses & Reviews
Nothing can keep the 1950s housewife downnot dirt, not disappointment, not life! With a smile and a little elbow grease, she tackles the cranky husband after work, calms rowdy children with a snack, and erases that stubborn bathtub ring. Add the improvements of "modern" technology, and shes got time to do even more. Dancing across the floor, mop in hand and makeup in place, Retro Housewife
is a tongue-in-cheek presentation of the role of the 1950s housewife. Vintage product advertisements trumpet the man as head of household and woman as keeper of the home, with special instructions for women on how to be an attentive wife, efficient homemaker, and supermom. Kitschy and fun, this look back at how far weve come makes a perfect gift for your favorite female phenomenon.
- Includes 1950s tips for making a happy husband and home.
- With more than 200 classic images of women as wives, mothers, and homemakers.
- Features fun-filled facts and elements of daily life that assisted a housewife in performing her daily duties.
- An ideal gift for bridal showers, bachelorette parties, baby showers, Mothers Day, or girlfriends.
About the Author
Kristin Tillotson writes about popular culture and the arts for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the land where Betty Crocker was born and still reigns. In her award-winning column, "Pop Stand," Tillotson often examined gender issues past and present. In 200203, she was a fellow with the National Arts Journalism Program at Columbia University.