Can women have it all? What do women want? Women have been asking themselves this question for generations.
Thanks to our fore mothers, my generation of women can have it all. We have unprecedented access to higher education and the career of our choice. Unlike our grandmothers and great grandmothers, marriage is a choice and not an economic necessity. If and when we have children, thanks to science and Roe V. Wade, we can choose when we wish to have children and how many we want to have.
Do we truly want it all? What happens if we should have it all? What do we truly want out of life?
Erica Jong’s 2007 book, What Do Women Want?, asks that question through a series of essays. The topics of the essays range from Hillary Rodham Clinton, to the timelessness of Jane Eyre and the late Princess Diana. What I like about this book is that Ms. Jong asks candid questions that need to be answered. In her usual up front, laying all cards on the table style, the questions are presented in a way that is both readable and asks the reader to formulate their own answer to the questions.
I recommend this book.