Which man would you prefer?
or someone else entirely?
Well if you can't decide, have one of each.
And this is where this book starts. Should we choose Hugh Grant or Colin Firth? Which will provide a lasting relationship? One to talk to, or one for sex or one for practical aspects? Why not have them all in 3 different men? And why are so many workplaces based on the traditional hierarchy? What happens if you rock the boat or challenge the norm? What does a modern woman want in a place to work?
The author says that the character wants to challenge the societal norm whereby women are 1 of 3 types: Florence Nightingale, mother and caretaker; Lady Macbeth and a dominatrix; or Jennifer Anniston, he trophy.
Men also have 3 traditional norms: the Boss with authority and fatherhood; the Lion from the Wizard of Oz, henpecked; or George Clooney the trophy.
She suggests that we might want to find a new way of operating. But these ideas seem very simplistic to me. I doubt if things are quite as black and white as she suggests. I am sure my husband wouldn't recognise himself in any of these but he might be flattered by the 3rd role!
So who does she choose? You have to read the book to find out.
I was quite interested in this concept but did feel that, even though loosely based on the author's life, that there was something lacking in her analysis of types. Some deeper thinking about relationships for one to be successful needs to be done. that said, if you want a serious look at relationships you wouldn't pick this book up but go looking in the sociology or psychology shelves.
Once upon a time a woman decided to leave her cheating husband with a statement about just what she felt. So she packed his clothes and took them to the apartment of his latest fling and rang the doorbell!
Surprisingly, the door was opened by dominatrix all kitted out.
And yes, her husband was in there too. With a choke collar on!
So she got him served for a divorce and began a new life.
What a great start to this book.
But there are other woman in this book too who also have men issues – some from divorce and others from death. It is very lonely to become a young widow especially when your friends think you need a new husband – theirs preferably!
And then there are the feisty women who decide to leave it all behind and go on the road… ad who can fish as well as any man.
Oh and don’t forget the granny pants – that very few grannies wear these days… I assume they mean large panties without lace or… take a look at the M&S favourite sellers and you can see that these are rarely bought. Instead we buy these…