Breadwinner Wives and the Men They Marry
How to Have A Successful Marriage While
Outearning Your Husband
by Randi Minetor
Nearly one in three working wives nationwide is paid more than her husband, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. These wives face a tidal wave of social mores, media judgments and societal pressures that can turn their financial and professional success into a sea of contradictions.
Now, advertising executive, writer and researcher Randi Minetor, herself a breadwinning wife for the past ten years, has interviewed 120 people in breadwinning wife unions across America and provides a navigational tool for these uncharted waters.
This illuminating, provocative book delves into the differences in financial decision making, division of household chores, responsibility for childcare and the topsy-turvy gender dynamics between husbands and wives in this new relationship.
Loaded with anecdotes from happy marriages and those on the rocks, the book offers unique insights, thoughtful comparisons and useful advice to an entirely negelecte population who have tackled a new kind of marriage amid the stress of contemporary life.
"Illustrates how the balance of power need not be reversed
but made equal as couples share responsibility."
— Cincinnati Enquirer
"Minetor's discussions will resonate with readers. The
author's suggestions are useful...[her] work is interesting."
— Publishers Weekly
"Breadwinner Wives fills a deserving space on bookshelves."
— Foreword Magazine
"Offers great advice. Helps couples realize they are not the
only ones buck[ing] traditional family roles."
*Featured in the Rocky Mountain News, Kansas City Star,
Buffalo News, New York Daily News, Democrat & Chronicle,
Parade Magazine, BusinessWeek, More, Eve and Marriage
*Featured on CBS' The Early Show
*Featured on CNN/Money.com and Monster.com
*Syndicated by Scripps Howard News Service, Knight Ridder Newspapers and Newhouse News Service
Randi Minetor is the founder and president of Minetor & Company, Inc., an advertising agency for high-tech businesses and non-profit organizations. She earned a bachelor's degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master's degree from the University of Rochester. A working writer, Minetor has been published in trade journals and specialty magazines ranging from Computer Technology Review to Highlights for Children. In addition, Minetor has served as principal speechwriter to corporate executives at Eastman Kodak, Nortel and Xerox, among other organizations. Randi Minetor has been a breadwinner wife for the past ten years and resides with her husband in Rochester, New York.
A New Horizon Press Release
6 x 9, 224 pages
LC #2001089173, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-215-2 (pb), $15.95