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Publisher's Summary

'I need a wife'.
It's a common joke among women juggling work and family, but it's no joke. Having a spouse who takes care of things at home is a godsend on the domestic front and an asset on the work front and is an advantage enjoyed by vastly more men than women.
Full of candid and funny stories from politics and the media, The Wife Drought shares intriguing research about the attitudes pulsing beneath the surface of egalitarian Australia.
©2014 Annabel Crabb (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd
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Critic Reviews

"Crabb is an excellent writer, and the book is penned with the wry wit for which she is famous." (Crikey)
"A modern classic.... This is the conversation we have to have." (Lisa Wilkinson)
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By johanna on 07-29-17

Excellent new perspective on work life balance

Important for all working parents to read not just women. At times hilarious to the point of cry laughing.

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By Odette on 06-03-17

Highly recommend

Very educational. Provoked great discussion. Suggest all read and discuss. We can all contribute to change and improvement.

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By Ali on 09-24-16

Essential listening

Entertaining and important for men and women. This book will make you think differently. Really enjoyed it.

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By Jillian on 09-14-17

Everyone Needs a Wife

Annabel Crabb's sense of humour and ability to create a narrative make this a great book to listen to. Understanding how the Australian national psyche perceives male and female roles lends new insight into work-life balance and the gender pay gap. A great book for anyone interested in the future of working families.

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