Feb 6, 2019 The Jackrabbit Factor: Why You Can by Leslie Householder
Review: This was a bit slow, repetitive, and heavy-handed. It’s an allegory that gets the message across; it just belabored the point. Akin to Wallace Wattles’ The Science of Getting Rich, but the message is delivered fictionally. One scene seems to portray a mother working outside the home as turning her child into dollars for others via childcare. Although I’ve been a SAHM for seventeen of the past twenty years, I find the idea offensive. For a variety of reasons (finances, husband’s work travel, distant from family, and nap schedules) I spent a few of those years in what felt like solitary confinement. It was a blow to my mental health to be so cut off from the outside world. If a mother wants or need to work outside the home, providing child care does not change her child into currency. On the positive side, making more money easily, as Leslie’s book aims to teach, could ease financial conditions.