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  • Title: The Ten-Year Nap
  • Author: Meg Wolitzer
  • ISBN: 9781594489785
  • Page: 309
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the bestselling author of The Wife and The Position, a feverishly smart novel about female ambition, money, class, motherhood, and marriage and what happens in one community when a group of educated women chooses not to work For a group of four New York friends, the past decade has been largely defined by marriage and motherhood Educated and reared to believe thatFrom the bestselling author of The Wife and The Position, a feverishly smart novel about female ambition, money, class, motherhood, and marriage and what happens in one community when a group of educated women chooses not to work For a group of four New York friends, the past decade has been largely defined by marriage and motherhood Educated and reared to believe that they would conquer the world, they then left jobs as corporate lawyers, investment bankers, and film scouts to stay home with their babies What was meant to be a temporary leave of absence has lasted a decade Now, at age forty, with the halcyon days of young motherhood behind them and without professions to define them, Amy, Jill, Roberta, and Karen face a life that is not what they were brought up to expect but seems to be the one they have chosen But when Amy gets to know a charismatic and successful working mother of three who appears to have fulfilled the classic women s dream of having it all work, love, family without having to give anything up, a lifetime s worth of concerns, both practical and existential, opens up As Amy s obsession with this woman s bustling life grows, it forces the four friends to confront the choices they ve made in opting out of their careers until a series of startling events shatters the peace and, for some of them, changes the landscape entirely Written in Meg Wolitzer s inimitable, glittering style, The Ten Year Nap is wickedly observant, knowing, provocative, surprising, and always entertaining, as it explores the lives of these women with candor, wit, and generosity.
    The Ten Year Nap From the bestselling author of The Wife and The Position a feverishly smart novel about female ambition money class motherhood and marriage and what happens in one community when a group of educa

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    1. I almost didn t agree to reviewing The Ten Year Nap by Meg Wolitzer because I was wary of the subject matter stay at home mothers I tend to get all prickly and weird around this topic because it is SO loaded and I realize that even though I have often BEEN at home during my children s lives, I do not want to be considered or think of myself as a SAHM I ve always worked part time or at home I used to say, I m a stay at home mom, but my kids are not stay at home kids they went to daycare preschool [...]

    2. I wanted so much to give this book five stars It was soooooo good for the first 300 pages, talking about the nuances of motherhood, feminism and women s worlds in the US as lived through four women who gather every week at a diner in New York City to talk about in fidelity, love, work, children, and for the token smart Asian woman numbers.The writing is fluid, smart, funny and right on the story better These highly educated women have left careers to mother their kids and hate being asked, somet [...]

    3. This book is a perfect example of relativity Looked at from a certain perspective, apparently, it is funny and sympathetic and a right on evaluation of modern motherhood Looked at from another, there isn t a true note in it and all that humor and seeming sympathy are moot because its careless plot and unhelpable characters seem to lose the author s interest And no wonder There s really nothing interesting in their lives except for their own silent pondering and fretting over their priveleged liv [...]

    4. This isn t a book I would normally be drawn to read, but the title intrigued me I decided to read it for curiosity sake, knowing full well what I was getting into, as far as the feminist agenda goes The Ten Year Nap is about 4 friends who were raised hearing the feminism message, As a woman, you can be anything you want You can do anything you want You can have it all and you deserve it So they each pursued the college, marriage and career route until, around the age of 30, they began having ki [...]

    5. I wish I could say I didn t like this book just because I built it up in my head too much while waiting for the other 20 library holds before me, but I m sure this isn t the only reason The moms in this book are a world apart from the moms I associate with, and maybe I d like this book in another ten years The book didn t seem to capture the stress and chaos that mothers experience, but maybe that s because the main character has one 10 year old child With 3 children who are not yet old enough [...]

    6. Chapters in this novel alternate between the modern day lives of a group of women in New York City, all of whom have left careers behind to raise their children, and stories of their mothers or other women from an earlier generation, all of whom are feminists in their own way.Wolitzer is telling us two things, I think First, by contrasting the lives of mothers in the 1960s and 70s with those of their daughters in the late 90s and early 21st century, Wolitzer asks questions about what happened to [...]

    7. I absolutely adore Meg Wolitzer She is, perhaps, one of the most amazingly astute, proufoundly incisive, and brilliantly comic authors writing today I still think The Wife is her most realized book to date, but The Ten Year Nap is her most ambitious and, in many ways, the best novel she has written Not only are the characters in this book thoroughly fleshed out and spectacular in depth and coloration, but the writing is also so rich and so nuanced that I found myself savoring what the author sai [...]

    8. I m not much for recounting plot in a mini review You can read the backmatter and blurbs if you want to know what happens in this novel Had I been able, I would have given this book 3.5 stars, but can t bump it all the way up to four The novel is successful in linking the concepts of women in pre and post 9 11 life and the work they do or do not do, but does not construct a complete world where these characters are supposedly living The tone is almost too polemic, and there are some plot contriv [...]

    9. The Ten Year Nap is an easy, enjoyable read I am not a fan of mommy lit , but this is smart and real An ensemble of characters share the stage with the main character, Amy We hear all of their stories, plus a few historical figures give light to their own life and times.This novel examines what kinds of choices women make as mothers and wives, in an honest, however general way The book doesn t go deep, but wide, and with that choice we get a glimpse at several lives but never really uncover any [...]

    10. If I think about this book too much, I ll probably think of reasons not to like it the stereotypes, the kids, the dubious feminism , but there is something about Meg Wolitzer s writing that it compelling I am a fast relatively reader, but her prose makes me slow down a little just so I can take the time to unpack and digest it This was a book I enjoyed not so much for the story, but just for the sheer pleasure of the reading experiences and the insight into what are fairly ordinary lives.

    11. This is not a bad book, but it simply doesn t deliver what it promises I didn t feel any understanding or connection to any of these mothers, the ones who, 10 years ago, decided to stop working to take care of their children I was expecting some kind of insight into their lives, their decisions and the consequences but I could not understand any of their reasons for not having gone back to work when their children have been at school for around 5 years This is even made worse by the fact that mo [...]

    12. If I could, I would give this three and a half stars Very mixed feelings about this one First of all, this is the first Meg Wolitzer book I ve read and I think she s a brilliantly talented writer Her sentences are like works of art, and she captures characters and life moments with such precision it s almost painful The book chronicles four upper middle class Manhattan women friends in their late 30s early 40s, all of whom have given up their careers some high powered, some not to stay home and [...]

    13. I was interested in this book because though I haven t accepted SAHM as an identity, it happens to be what I am doing On Facebook I told a friend, It s a cautionary tale The story was placed badly in my reading life It came after Eat Pray Love, which I found to be enlightening and uplifting This book brought me back down, and hard.Probably my greatest critique of the story besides its juxtaposition in my life was that the central character, Amy who I found kind of annoying repeatedly wondered if [...]

    14. I really enjoyed this book I think I would give it 4 and a half stars In fact, I didn t want it to end It felt like I was having a nice conversation with friends in the same position that I am or I guess that I will be in about 10 years The book is about four women in NYC that have given up careers to raise children and now their children are grown The women are pretty realistic except, one of the characters who seems a bit two dimensional and they are interesting The book may have just been eng [...]

    15. Very interesting Stay home moms of 10 year olds they were professionals then dropped off at birth of 1st child Everyone has struggles interesting changes of perspective from present to women of generations past But spoiler alert, if you have not read it, stop now if you think you ll read it.Are you kidding me Everyone takes 10 years off the career path and then most go back to jobs, albeit different jobs, with hardly no problems Out of all those women, no husbands turn them in for trophy wives, [...]

    16. When I first started on , I gave lots of my books 5 stars, but I m a bit of a harder grader now The word amazing is what did it to me How many books have I read that are truly amazing Not many.I really, really enjoyed The Ten Year Nap It was a great classic novel, full of lots of background and character development not only of the four main women in the story, but also of their parents I liked the way Wolitzer explored the internal battles and decision making processes women go through when ste [...]

    17. Meh I though the subject matter had some potential but all of these characters were unlikable Wah wah wah, my life is so boring, should I have been a stay at home mom I found myself dreading and not caring to read this book, because getting to know these characters lead to nowhere The plot does not grab, and there are some haphazard short story like chapters thrown in that didn t add very much Redeeming moments are few and far between I can t believe I actually read the whole thing It took me ov [...]

    18. I was recently thinking that I was sort of tired of books about middle aged male angst I don t care for Richard Ford s writing for this reason Turns out I feel the same way about middle aged female angst too Almost gave up on listening to this a couple of times which would have then gotten it 1 star , but the story was just compelling enough to keep me listening It was basically a bunch of whiny women bemoaning their lives while existing in a bubble of white privilege.

    19. This book is about a group of early 40s friends in New York, not long after 9 11, but that s not important What is important is that they are a group of stay at home moms who are struggling with that choice And each of them struggles in a different way, and ultimately, each of them resolves the struggle in a different way And isn t that the way life is I was a little concerned when the narrator protag started to change, but it actually wasn t too difficult to juggle and keep track of And, while [...]

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    21. I didn t like it, but I couldn t give it one star It wasn t painful to read And I realize it s not really fair to judge a book for not being the book you wanted it to be.Ironically, I put down The Emperor s Children last month because I was so tired of NYC characters Little did I know this one would be even of that world I enjoyed Jill s story, her struggle of making her way in a new community, and judging herself so harshly as she bonds with her daughter Most of the others seemed like stereoty [...]

    22. February 2016 So, I read some of this 8 years ago, and didn t like it Now my book group is reading it so I gave it another shot and had added incentive to finish it this time I liked it better this time around and I m at a very different place in my life then, I had a 3 year old who was just about to enter pre school, and I was at home and contemplating a career change now she s almost 11 and I work full time I still have issues with this these women are all overly privileged and I still wanted [...]

    23. I loved the idea of this book I, like so many women, wrestle with the possibility of balance between career and family life, and Wolitzer seeks to show this struggle in all its complexity But in the end, I don t think she really nails it Somehow, the idea that not working outside of the home is a nap derails the potential of the story The labor of child care is missing, as is the angst working women feel when they miss things in their children s lives I wish there were fewer characters maybe jus [...]

    24. Most of the reviews so far seem to focus on the book s issue , mothers who give up their jobs to stay at home with the kids To me, this is simply a very well written, almost old fashioned novel, with excellent characterization and perfect dialog Unlike the once good Jodi Picoult who would have had one of the stay at home moms kill her husband and then, in a shocking twist, reveal that her husband had embezzled millions in home mortgage scams, including one that ruined her own struggling, blue co [...]

    25. I really connected with the beginning of this book it had potential Being a new Stay at home mom has its challenges, and I identified with a lot of what the main character, Amy, had to say As the book continued, however, I was disappointed by the lack of character development It was almost as if Wolitzer had too many ideas, and she didn t do enough with many of them I was looking for connections It was a good read, but not all I thought it would be.

    26. I really enjoy this author s work, and the writing here is interesting enough a good exploration of the emotional difficulties encountered by women who ve chosen to stay home with their children instead of returning to work but often I thought these characters were simply mouthpieces for complaint They didn t feel quite real they never got anywhere the plot was static On the other hand, maybe that s the point the author is trying to make about motherhood how postmodern

    27. Not sure if I loved because it was a fine piece of literature of because I can relate to it, but I highly recommend this book to any moms out there It was well written, accurate story of women in NYC and how motherhood affected their lives Sounds like beach read chic lit, but has much depth than that Entertaining and thought provoking, you will enjoy this book, especially if you are in the 35 55 age range.

    28. I found this book much absorbing than The Interestings While Wolitzer is perhaps not a gorgeous writer and even her beautiful sections are often interrupted by very clunky passages , she is deep, and with this book she reminds me of Eugenides I agree with the reviewers who characterized this book as a classic novel vs chicklit SORT OF It s chicklit in that the resolution is a bit easy and there s no real showdown anywhere Still, the explication of these women s situation is well done and I thi [...]

    29. I m both surprised and not surprised the average rating on this book is so low two point something I m surprised because I, for one, really liked it But I m not surprised because it s entirely likely that there was some attempt made to market this title given its focus on women, marriage, and parenting as chick lit along the lines of I Don t Know How She Does It or Shopaholic Has a Baby or whatever I haven t read either of those though I have had some unfortunate run ins with the Shopaholic book [...]

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