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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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5 out of 5 stars
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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5 out of 5 stars
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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4 out of 5 stars
By Renee on 04-15-18

Better than Lean In - if you're Australian

There's a lot of sound logic and insight in here. I'd love books on this topic to focus less on the big earners in the population but I understand that's the author's primary context.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Anonymous User on 03-28-18

A laugh when maybe it shouldn't be.

This is my first read (or rather, listen) of Annabel Crabb and I must say I'm thankful I did! This book is both heartbreaking and hilarious at once. Annabel was a beautiful way of making you cry with the reality of it all and laugh loudly at the absurdity of it.

I don't know if this was one of the intentions of this book, but I have come away feeling like my position in the world as a stay at home mum and wife is far more important than it is given credit for. So Thank you!

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