The Opposite of Comfortable
The concept of a woman who has it all is, by now, a very familiar one. This woman is a wife and mother with an adoring family; she manages to cook (or at least provide) healthy, interesting meals for her children; and she has a well-paying, satisfying career. Many people believe that “having it all” for a woman is a myth. There simply aren’t enough hours in the day to have everything, and no one ever talks about men who have it all by holding a career and being a supportive father.
In her memoir, Sharon Nir proves that the woman who has it all isn’t a myth. She simply has a lot more on her plate than the average woman.
Sharon’s story begins in Tel Aviv, the city where she has lived her entire life, with the news that her husband has been offered a surgical fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, half a world away in New York City. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime, but it also comes with a difficult choice, as Sharon has a fulfilling career already. She could either spend the next two years in New York with her husband, putting her career on hold (possibly permanently) or keep her career, but spend the next two years away from her husband.
Throughout the book, Sharon finds herself caught up in a struggle to define herself and discover who she is when the life she’s grown used to is disrupted. Her story is one of triumph over difficulty and rapidly changing circumstances, and one that any woman can enjoy regardless of whether she is one of those women who “has it all” or believes that that’s only an impossible hope. Sharon proves that it isn’t impossible, and her inspiring tale will convince anyone to reach out and try to achieve all they can in their own field, whether that field is business, motherhood, or something entirely different.