|Eleanor Roosevelt. Jill Lepore, intro.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||256 / 2017|
"Women, whether subtly or vociferously, have always been a tremendous power in the destiny of the world," Eleanor Roosevelt wrote in this 1933 book, a practical guide for women to help them sustain themselves and their families during the Great Depression. Shrewd and no-nonsense as always, Eleanor dishes out advice on budgeting time and money, cooking wholesome meals, maintaining a healthy home, and making the most of family time. Here too are sage reflections on empty nest syndrome and becoming a grandmother, while the longest-serving first lady also entreats women to consider working outside the home to make ends meet and to become involved in politics. In the introduction, the author of The Secret Life of Wonder Woman looks back at this key moment at the outset of Eleanor's public career.