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American Moms on the Brink

by Katrina Alcorn

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Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia—followed by medication, meditation, and therapy—began.

Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn't alone. As she questioned other working moms, she realized that many women were struggling to do it all, crashing, and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result.

Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women's health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about “having it all," failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.


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Publisher: Seal Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: August 27, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781580055390
  • Release date: August 27, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781580055390
  • File size: 595 KB
  • Release date: August 27, 2013

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  • ISBN: 9781580055390
  • File size: 9235 KB
  • Release date: August 27, 2013


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Katrina Alcorn was a 37-year-old mother with a happy marriage and a thriving career when one day, on the way to Target to buy diapers, she had a breakdown. Her carefully built career shuddered to a halt, and her journey through depression, anxiety, and insomnia—followed by medication, meditation, and therapy—began.

Alcorn wondered how a woman like herself, with a loving husband, a supportive boss, three healthy kids, and a good income, was unable to manage the demands of having a career and a family. Over time, she realized that she wasn't alone. As she questioned other working moms, she realized that many women were struggling to do it all, crashing, and feeling as if they were somehow failing as a result.

Mothers are the breadwinners in two-thirds of American families, yet the American workplace is uniquely hostile to the needs of parents. Weaving in surprising research about the dysfunction between the careers and home lives of working mothers, as well as the consequences to women's health, Alcorn tells a deeply personal story about “having it all," failing miserably, and what comes after. Ultimately, she offers readers a vision for a healthier, happier, and more productive way to live and work.


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    Publisher:
    Seal Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: August 27, 2013

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781580055390
    Release date: August 27, 2013

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781580055390
    File size: 595 KB
    Release date: August 27, 2013

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9781580055390
    File size: 9235 KB
    Release date: August 27, 2013

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