Women’s magazines talk in awed terms about a type of woman called “the juggler” – an omnipresent, omnicompetent woman who is able to have it all. Flipping between marriage, childrearing, and an aggressive career path, “the juggler” handles every minute with perfection. Kate Reddy is just such a woman. A hedge fund trader, she can juggle nine different currencies in five different time zones and get herself and two children washed, dressed, and out of the house in under thirty minutes. But in order to keep this juggernaut of split-second timing going, Kate must meet the highest of expectations – her own. Allison Pearson captures the guilty secret lives of working women – the self-recrimination, the comic deceptions, the giddy exhaustion, the despair – like no other writer.