Megan Stack, a former foreign correspondent for the Los Angeles Times, gave up a life of covering war and natural disasters when she had her first child in Beijing. She quickly hired a nanny and soon realized how dependent she was on this woman — something she writes about in her book Women's Work: A Reckoning with Work and Home . Stack spoke with NPR about the book — and the difficult decision to write about her own family. "I would not have done it if I could have found another way to tell the story," she said. "I had been through so many just sort of shocking experiences. ... I knew that I could never get that from someone else's house because you can never get that level of access and that kind of intimacy." In the interview, Stack reflects on...
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'Women's Work' Delves Into Gender Roles At Home And Relationships With Domestic Help