Area Woman Blows Gasket

Area Woman Blows Gasket

Tales From the Domestic Frontier

Book - 2005
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From the author of Playing House comes a sharp and sophisticated collection of essays that takes us on a hilarious tour of our twenty-first-century obsessions and distractions.

Patricia Pearson is a working woman, wife and mother on the verge. Whether it's being humiliated by the Beauty Bullies at the Lanc#65533;me counter or failing to live up to the Serene Mother ideal, Pearson is fed up with negotiating our present-day myths and fads. In Area Woman Blows Gasket , Pearson plumbs every facet of modern life, marriage and motherhood: from choosing the right vegan-bran-hemp diet for your family to confronting your husband's irrational fear of mayonnaise. Adult education classes, psychotherapy, $100 haircuts, the latest news on what may or may not cause cancer, Christmas shopping -- all come into sharp focus with the help of Pearson's comic eye. Her wry brand of wisdom is a refreshing and long-awaited release from the contradictions thrown at us by society.
Publisher: Toronto : Vintage Canada, c2005.
ISBN: 9780679313632
067931363X
Branch Call Number: 814.6 P362
Characteristics: ix, 195 p. ; 21 cm.

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