What Women Want

Author(s): Nelly Thomas

Biography / Memoir

With all the moxie of an RSL barmaid and the library card of a research fellow, Nelly Thomas has emerged to talk about nothing slighter than the trials of her generation...She's erudite, earthy and entirely unemployable. Helen Razor - The Age Nelly Thomas has had a mind-boggling array of jobs from high-level policy and research jobs to dressing as rooster for a fast-food chicken outlet. She's finally found one she likes as a comedian and social commentator. In What Women Want Nelly gives a very honest and funny take on life for Australian women in the 21st century. Nelly address all the challenges and opportunities, big and small, facing women today. Through hilarious stories from her own life Nelly gives us a refreshing perspective on just how much life has changed for women of her generation, and tries to answer the question; what do women want? The promise of progress - some of it feminist, some of it from other sources - doesn't seem to have been fulfilled. So many modern women seem to feel under pressure rather than free. Some of us are experiencing all this choice, all these options, as a burden. We've all felt that paralysis at the super-market when confronted with 738 varieties of deodorant - what is the difference between the deodorants, is one better than the other, will it harm me, can I afford it, do I even need it? I think that might be a metaphor writ large for an entire generation. We've got a lot of options, but how the hell do we choose? -Nelly Thomas


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  • : 9781742754888
  • : Random House Australia
  • : Random House Australia
  • : March 2012
  • : Australia
  • : April 2012
  • : books

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  • : 320
  • : Paperback
  • : Nelly Thomas