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I wake up with a start as the alarm goes off shrilly next to me. But here I am, pounding heart, buzzing nerves, eyes wide open because of that blasted alarm. The person for whom it is intended is blissfully unaware of the commotion, snoring mellifluously he is an accomplished singer, and thus even snores in sur next to me. I nudge him, with little effect and to no avail. The alarm rings again at 5. Finally, Husband Dearest HD, for future reference slowly wakes up from his beauty sleep and starts the long and detailed preparation for his morning walk.

I have been unsuccessfully agitating against this concept of setting a pre-alarm half an hour prior to the main alarm for several years. According to me, if you have to get up at 6 a. I need just an instant to be fully awake, having left the luxury of taking hours to get up behind me a long time ago, somewhere around the time that my son was born.

The dhobi has decided to come at this precise moment to settle his bill, the maid is having hysterics because the gas is over, the dog is barking and I can hear the bus honking at the building gate. Sid and I rush out, waving frantically to the driver who has decided to punish us for our daily tardiness by not waiting for more than thirty seconds. We run behind the bus, shouting for him to stop, aided ably by the newspaper boy, the loitering street urchin and an obliging neighbour. The bus, protesting and unwilling, screeches to a halt. Barely have I flopped down at the table and pulled the paper towards me when in walks HD, rosy-cheeked and bushy-tailed, rubbing his hands together.

While I am debating between biting his head off and throwing the paper at him, the phone rings. Competition has announced their quarterly and they have grown 0. Promising to get back to him in a couple of hours, I rise from the dining table and steel myself to face yet another day in the life of that beleaguered species, the working woman. Staggering through several such days and nights in a career spanning twenty-odd years of being wife, mom and boss, somewhere down the line, I figured out that you have to first start off by doing a reality check and accepting certain basic truths about yourself.

And then life becomes easier. You learn to adapt, to use whatever help and resources you can access, to adjust and, more importantly, teach your family to adjust. Finally, in the long haul, come achievement and a sense of accomplishment—hard won, but oh so sweet! And, who knows, as we set off on this adventure, we may both learn something new. Enhance your purchase. Today's woman wants to make a success of both family and career and is unwilling to compromise on either. But the burden of coping with deadlines, recalcitrant children, lazy husbands, difficult bosses and equally difficult in-laws can be daunting, even overwhelming.

Through real-life stories and funny anecdotes, she provides pithy tips on a multitude of topics: from training husbands to training interns, from the right attitude to getting it right with kids, from dealing with household crises to office emergencies, from building a reputation to paving one's way to the top. Warm, witty and empathetic, 'Lady, You're Not a Man!

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Its a good read for any woman, housewife or in corporate sector or a young adult in their 20s seeking to learn before taking off in their respective careers. One of the best features of this book is it can help the reader develop some empathy. Images in this review. The writing style is highly relatable with dollops of humour. Great learnings, especially for women and filled with fun office anecdotes that will make you think of similar incidents or people at work.

I strongly recommend it to both women and men! One person found this helpful.

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I read the second book first and decided to buy this too since I liked that one. This is a practical guide of the situations women face at work. If you are a working woman in India, you should read this. Although some points are well made but it is better to read other books on this topic. This book is full of biases. And serious matter is dealt in a very light manner.

Men are not a multitasker so just accept most of the work as your own, sounds like a petty excuse to me and also very stereotypical. Not all women are multitasker and men can be multitaskers. Also the point that everybody suffers so it is okay. Well, suffering is not always normal and trying to improve your situation is not at all a bad thing. If you want to read about woman in workforce there are better books so better read that.

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Great read esp for working women. Liked it very much.

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