If Women Ran the World
by Laurie Anne and Kevin Mac
Overview (from B&N.com): It’s a woman’s world.
From Juliet Caesar, to Christina Columbus, to Georgina Washington, human history has been dominated by women.
America hasn’t even seen its first male president yet.
Traditionally, men ended up as stay-at-home dads, doing the cooking and cleaning while raising children.
In the modern age, a majority of men have entered the work force only to hit the glass ceiling as administrative assistants and other low-level jobs, making seventy-two percent as much money as women do.
Men seemed to face an uphill battle everywhere they turned.
But things may be about to change…
Full Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the author, via LibraryThing, in exchange for an honest review.
My Thoughts: Switching traditional gender roles is an interesting concept to ponder. It is definitely a topic ripe for satirical fiction writers. It is, in fact, a potential gold mine if you can word it correctly and get the right tone across to the audience.
If Women Ran the World did not accomplish this on any level. In fact, I really started to hate every single character in the book. They were just so boring and constantly complained. If my friends were always like that, we probably wouldn’t stay friends for long (they’d drift into that awkward acquaintance category). That’s generally not what an author is going for as a reader reaction (for obvious reasons). Frankly any exaggerated behaviors and stereotypes just came across as a way for the author to whine and complain that the world is an unfair place.
I really do think that If Women Ran the World had a lot of potential and just never left the starting gate (did you get the horse racing reference, since it’s that time of the year?). I’m really disappointed in how this book turned out.
If you’re looking for 100% honesty, then I have to admit that If Women Ran the World almost became a DNF (did not finish) for me and it’s not very long (106 pages). To wrap it up, I would not recommend If Women Ran the World.
1.5 out of 5 Bookmarks = I didn’t full on hate it, but it annoyed me to no end.