You guys, this book was hands down one of the best books in 2018. And that is saying a lot since it’s about politics and I HATE politics. But it was so much more than that & really was about female empowerment and “doing it all.” Charlotte Walsh is a very successful executive in Silicon Valley who wants to do the unthinkable & move back to her humble hometown in Pennsylvania to run for Senate. She has a husband (super rocky marriage) and three small children and moves across country to pursue her dreams.
I really love how the author goes behind the scenes in terms of both a cut throat campaign & how families (marriages mainly) are impacted by the never-ending event schedule. Drama ensues during the campaign due to secrets from the past being dug up and smear ads created by both sides. Charlotte finds herself not only fighting for a seat in the Senate but fighting for her marriage as well.
This story paints a very good picture of what working women go through on a daily basis nowadays. Who has time to not only be a perfect mother/wife but also be a kickass employee? The ball is eventually going to be dropped somewhere. It’s impossible to be perfect 24/7 and I think this book lets women know that it’s ok. Perfection is not realistic. It’s ok to want it all & to have it all- but it doesn’t have to all be picture perfect! In the end, I was rooting for Charlotte to win not only the election but to fix her marriage. I won’t give away the ending, but it definitely leaves the readers wanting more!