Woman Power: for the woman who wants to ensure for herself -- and for her man -- the marital happiness and success everyone dreams of!
The immediate feedback to Dr. Laura Schlessinger's seventh bestseller, The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, affirmed that Dr. Laura helped hundreds of thousands of readers make good marriages even better and saved many from the brink of divorce. Now, due to overwhelming response from her readers and listeners who wanted to know more about the special power women have to transform their husbands, their marriages, and their lives, Dr. Laura has written Woman Power. Through a series of provocative chapters and Q&As, Dr. Laura guides women on how to assess what is valuable and what is vulnerable in their marriages, and stimulates women to think about what is really important about being a woman, a wife, and a mother. In addition, readers will find inspirational stories and tips, thought-provoking essays, and plenty of room for entries, thoughts, and journals. There are even fascinating Q&As for husbands and wives to do together! Woman Power is the perfect companion book for the woman who wants to ensure herself -- and her man! -- the marital happiness and satisfaction everyone dreams of.
This sister volume to the bestselling The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands argues that by simply using "the niceness of the feminine touch," women "have almost magical powers" to singlehandedly improve their marital relationships. The secret is in implementing the "As" attention, approval, appreciation and affection that Dr. Laura outlined in her earlier book, and she relies on reader testimonials and radio show transcripts to show specifically how change worked for her devoted fans. Women "dominate with respect to power in man-woman relationships," she says. Not all readers will agree with her conservative and controversial premise that "most women have been blinded to caring about what their men think, feel, and want," and many may find her message cloaked in feminist-bashing bombast (feminists have "created wussy Frankensteins out of men"). Dr. Laura blames feminism and denigrates women who have chosen careers for devaluing "what is truly meaningful (sacrifice, commitment, obligation, morality, loyalty) for immediate gratification and material gain, a bizarre notion of equality of the sexes, and power." She never discusses what men can do to improve a marriage; instead she reiterates why it's the woman's responsibility to change first "because we have more power to transform our men than they have to transform us." Devoted fans may flock to this book. Some men may also want to read this is slickly written self-help title and want their wives to read it as well. (Aug.) Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information. -- PUBLISHERS WEEKLY.
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April 30, 2006
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Excerpt from Woman Power by Laura Schlessinger
Yeah, But . . . What If?
Questions and Challenges About The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands
For some, the titles Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands and Woman Power are provocative and controversial -- especially side by side.
The former title strikes some as one-sided, hostile to women, 1950s retro, dangerous to women's civil rights, and an affront to already-hardworking women who see any request or desire from their husbands as selfish and oppressive.
The latter title strikes some as the war cry of feminists ("I am woman, hear me roar" or "These boots are made for walking and that's just what they'll do; one of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you"), one-sided, hostile to men, 1960s retro, dangerous to children's rights, and an affront to already hardworking men who see their wives treat any request or desire as selfish and oppressive.
This just goes to show you that it's all perspective and attitude. The "feminist" notion of woman power as a rejection of femininity, of child-rearing, of loving a man, and of maintaining a home both for physical and emotional comforts has robbed women of choice and satisfaction. One female radio talk show host thanked me at the end of the interview about The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, by saying, "You've made caring about your man acceptable again."