The Second Shift, by Arlie Hochschild
“Hochschild outlines the way that, even when the workday is done, women are still doing a tremendous amount of work at home. I knew domestic inequality still existed, but reading about how we culturally allow this to happen was an eye-opener. It forced me to take a close look at my own life and made me all the more dedicated to seeking equality with my husband in domestic and child-care responsibilities.”
Recommended by Jessica Valenti, the author of three nonfiction books, including Why Have Kids? ($23, amazon.com)
To buy: $16, amazon.com.