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Tuesday, April 18, 2006


MWTR Blog Tour: Bye-Bye Boardroom by Rachel Hamman

A last minute revision to the to do list! I almost forgot that today I'm a stop on the Mom Writer's Talk Radio Blog Tour.

Disclaimer: I have not read this book. The information contained in this post came from the press release or other marketing materials. However, the book does sound interesting as well as funny. I'll have to add it to my Amazon shopping cart so it can make its way to the top of the stack of twelve books that currently reside on my nightstand.

Sigh. So many books, so little time...

Bye-Bye Boardroom: Confessions From A New Breed Of Stay At Home Moms
By Rachel Hamman
Capital Books, 2006; $16.95

Rachel Hamman is not your ordinary soccer mom. She has been named one of the Most Remarkable Women by Barbara Walter’s ABC show, "The View." Rachel has been featured in Glamour Magazine for her philanthropic advances and has also been recognized for her ongoing community endeavors by being tapped as one of the "Eckerd 100 Outstanding National Volunteers."

It is Rachel’s current position, however, that is her most challenging and provides her with the bulk of her material. She is a happily married stay-at-home mom with two, beautiful children. Her dreams for the future are to keep others around her laughing and to have her children grow into motivated, competent adults who require as little therapy as possible.

Bye-Bye Boardroom, written in diary format, provides insights into the hearts and minds of almost 30 women who left the comfort of corner offices for the chaotic and most challenging positions of their lives–-becoming full-time, stay-at-home moms.

Bye-Bye Boardroom enables women considering leaving a career to be full-time mothers to catch a glimpse of what is in store for them and how to cope with the change. Women who already are stay-at-home moms (whether full or part time) will be entertained by the tales of other women like themselves and realize that they are not alone in this journey.

By reading Bye-Bye Boardroom men will gain a better understanding of what their spouses are facing during this huge, lifestyle transition.

Bye-Bye Boardroom features personal stories from 28 women from 14 states and the Republic of Germany.

"Trading in my leather briefcase for a SUV with a collapsible third row, giving up power lunches for a family pass to the zoo, packing up the zippy Ann Taylor coordinates for wash and wear cotton separates...Giving up my career to stay at home to raise my kids wasn't the end of my was the beginning of it." --Mary Susan Buhner, Stay-At-Home Mom; Fishers, Indiana

"The “What to Expect" series of books can't touch this. These are the real-life stories and dramas of everyday parenting no one ever tells you about. If you're a new stay-at-home mom or planning on becoming one, you'll need to read this. And don't say we didn't warn you!" --Christine Velez-Botthof, Stay-At-Home Mom; Birmingham, Alabama

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