Summary of The Third Shift

Managing Hard Choices in Our Careers, Homes, and Lives as Women

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The Third Shift book summary
The doubts that plague women in the middle of the night, when work is over and the kids are asleep, are the haunting, negative voices of the third shift.


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Michele Kremen Bolton has achieved what so many other authors of books about women have not - she’s written elegantly, compellingly and sensibly about the dilemmas women face when they choose to work outside the home, run their own businesses or forgo outside work to raise a family. Most importantly, Bolton provides a thorough, intelligent discussion based on solid research and real-life situations. She makes viable suggestions for solutions to many of the dilemmas and challenges that women confront. She shows a keen understanding of what women are really thinking when confronted by guilt, self-doubt and the need to adapt continually to what is still a patriarchal society. getabstract recommends this book not only to women, but to that other half of the population as well. It’s a sure antidote to testosterone poisoning.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What three important dilemmas women face
  • Why men don’t face the same dilemmas
  • How you can create better situations that come from choices that are true to your inner self


The Quiet Hours of the Third Shift
Thirty years have passed since the feminist revolution, and women have more opportunities than their mothers ever dreamed possible. However, if you are a woman, your choices always come with a price, whether you opt for a corporate career, go out on your...
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About the Author

Michele Kremen Bolton, Ph.D., is a principle partner and an experienced executive coach with ExecutivEdge of Silicon Valley, Los Gatos, California. She is a former professor of management at the College of Business at San Jose State University, where she was the cofounder and first executive director of the Center to Develop Women Entrepreneurs.

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