The Comeback

Seven Stories of Women Who Went from Career to Family and Back Again

By Emma Gilbey Keller
(Bloomsbury USA, Paperback, 9781596916357, 240pp.)

Publication Date: September 1, 2009

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover

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“For mothers contemplating a return to the work force after years spent raising children, Emma Gilbey Keller has good news: if the women she profiles in her new book can do it, so can you.”—New York Times Book Review

It’s a tough economy for job-seekers, and it can be even more nerve-racking for women trying to juggle career and family. Women are used to being told that once we get off the career track, we can’t get back on. In The Comeback, Emma Gilbey Keller proves that this isn’t true: More and more, companies today are looking at the value of hiring returning mothers. In this encouraging book, Keller tells the stories of seven very different women from a variety of professions who sought to strike a balance between demanding careers and budding families. A new afterword looks at the personal balancing act of First Lady Michelle Obama. All of these women have complicated stories, filled with the choices, decisions, and trade-offs that all mothers face.

An absorbing blend of story, insight, advice, and inspiration, The Comeback offers a positive message to mothers overwhelmed by the ever-shifting work-versus-home debate.

About the Author

Emma Gilbey Keller is the author of The Lady: The Life and Times of Winnie Mandela. She has written for the London Sunday Times, the London Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, Marie Claire, More, Vanity Fair, and Tatler, among others. She grew up in England and lives in New York City with her husband Bill Keller, the executive editor of the New York Times, and their two children.

Praise For The Comeback

“[A] must-have book…inspiring.”—New York Daily News

“Warm, laudatory, refreshingly nonjudgmental…Women contemplating their own re-entries into their careers or into new professions will relish this book for its frankness, encouragement and practical direction.”—Publishers Weekly

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