“Anyone who wants to combine children and careers should read this book. Getting to 50/50 shows you how the integration of professional achievement and family life can strengthen, rather than weaken, each part.”
“Getting to 50/50 is the first book I’ve read that gets it 100% right. The advice is brilliant, the examples cogent and compelling, and the tone wise and humorous. For anyone who wants to enjoy a full career, be a complete parent, and remain a supportive spouse, this is the book that will help you chart the way.”
“Getting to 50/50 builds on what the latest research tells us: that children can thrive with two working parents and that fathers and mothers play equally important roles. It shows parents how to push back at 24/7 work demands and is filled with fresh insights from men and women who are successfully combining careers and family. I wish this book had existed when I was raising young daughters.”
“In light of the ongoing debate over how and if working mothers can have it all, the authors say women can have successful careers and be good moms, but only if their spouses are equal partners in the work at home.”
“Getting to 50/50 highlights the perpetual debate about the proper work-life balance for parents, particularly for women.”
“Getting To 50/50: How Working Parents Can Have It All is a book not just for women. It’s a message of freedom, a guide to empowerment and shows how two spouses working can benefit the entire family unit. Reading it will spark discussion with your husband and whomever you choose to share its views with. Let the dialogue begin!”
“An inspiring and empowering read for all Proud Working Moms.”
“An interesting social study into the dynamics of the nuclear family and the demands on working parents.”
“I highly recommend this book for dads that want to give their families more balance.”
“A valuable read for working couples contemplating parenthood.”
“Kudos to Meers and Strober for publishing this important, much-needed book.”
“Meers and Strober tell a highly readable story about how a 50/50 commitment to work AND family affects work, marriage, children, and sex. You won’t want to miss Getting to 50/50."
“Getting to 50/50 offers hope and help, perspective and advice and ultimately, some extraordinarily practical approaches to making a family work, regardless of the specific challenges that family faces.
“[Sharon and Joanna] have spoken at companies and business schools for more than a decade. They know the culture and the challenges. But they're convinced 50/50 can — and should — be done."
“Offers advice on how to get husbands to pull their weight around the house."
“Sharon and Joanna are mothers with five young children between them. They understand the challenges and rewards of two — career households. The key is tapping into your best resource and most powerful ally — the man you married.”
“Getting to 50/50 solves one of the most important pieces of the work/life puzzle: the relationship between husbands and wives. For successful and balanced lives, women and men need fair and flexible workplaces, but they also need to create fair and flexible relationships with each other as the authors persuasively show how to do.”
“Invaluable — should be required reading when any couple applies for a marriage license.”
“Once in a rare while, a book comes along and changes the entire nature of the discussion. If Getting to 50/50 doesn't spark a revolution in work/life balance, I don't know what will.”
“Yesterday's books were about the war between the sexes. Getting to 50/50 is a peace-treaty -- a solution where both sexes win.”
“A tremendously refreshing and insightful read for parents who want to meet their career aspirations and raise balanced, happy children. This book shows you it can be done.”
“With its deft blend of research, interviews, and downright sensible advice, Getting to 50/50 offers a creative take on how to balance the demands of work and home. (Fathers may be surprised to find out how much they can benefit from these new arrangements.) Parents with children from 1 to 21 should rush right out and buy it.”
“Too many women think they have to give up the career they love to have a happy family. Getting to 50/50 shows them how to negotiate with bosses and husbands so that everybody wins—including the kids. Highly recommended.”
“As an organizer for social and economic justice, a true believer in equality, a working mom and a woman leader in a male dominated sector...the labor movement, I found 50/50 right on. It is full of great advice about how to speak up and negotiate for women, their families and their careers all at the same time.”
"The learnings from this book really helped us to improve our marrage and my parenting skills. I love being involved closely in the lives of our children."