How happy was the 1950s happy housewife?
Women in post-war America had it all: generous husbands with great jobs, comfortable suburban homes with nice yards and a two-car garage, and all the latest gadgets to make their housework easier.
It was a perfect recipe for happiness and fulfillment. The women’s magazines told them so. Advertisements told them so. Doctors told them so.
They were sold a bill of goods about post-war life. Some bought it and some didn’t. This book is about the women who didn’t.
Five stories. Five women. Five journeys of self-discovery.