Book 62 of Year 2017 – “ The unmade bed” by Stephen Marche and Sarah Fulford

Official Title – The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth about Men and Women in the 21st Century

Genre – Non fiction

Book Length – 304 pages

Reading Time – 6.5 hours

Style/ Plot – I am not sure what I expected when I picked this book. I’m sure glad I did.

Initially, I thought it would just be a book about the difference between men and women, equality…you know, gender stuff.

It was much more. Stephen shows how empowerment of women in certain scenarios are hampered or encouraged depending on the context.

He uses his own personal story as the “flex parent” in the relationship with his wife, Sarah. I particularly liked the notes at the end of each chapter by Sarah which gives the “other side” of the story.

A flex parent is one who takes primary care of the children while his/her partner is in the workplace or putting in more hours in their career or workplace.

Favourite Quote – “When it comes to gender, the internet is a big scolding machine. Any failure in navigating the most complex rearrangement of social existence in history will automatically be greeted with vast choruses of howls.

Rating – 3.5/5


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