09/24/2013 08:14 am ET Updated Nov 24, 2013

Striving To Have It All, Then Recalculating


"Wonder Women: Sex, Power, and the Quest for Perfection," by Debora L. Spar, is the latest offering from a high-profile woman with advice for her educated, middle- and upper-class sisters on the possibility of having it all. Publishing a book on a current debate is like riding a wave. Catch it too early, and the wave will sweep out in front, leaving you behind. Catch it too late, and you miss the force needed to carry you to shore.

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