Mommy Wars: Stay-At-Home and Career Moms Face Off on Their Choices, Their Lives, Their Families
by Leslie Morgan Steiner, a review from The Atlantic Monthly by Sandra Tsing Loh.
"More and more these days, reading women's writing fills me with a vague, creeping, slightly nauseating feeling. Lying in bed the other night, cradling some seltzer water, my stomach gurgling, the word for my malaise suddenly came to me: 'afflufemza,' wherein the problems of affluence are recast as the struggles of feminism, and you find yourself in a dreamlike state of reading first-person essays about it, over and over again. We've always had rich mothers, of course; it's just that the boundaries between the privileged and the un- used to be clearer." Read the entire Atlantic Monthly review.