The book introduces us to the supposed virtue – often considered strictly female – of multitasking. It looks at some of the most significant theories that consider multitasking as a matter of genetics or, on the contrary, as a mere social construct.
With an ironic, brilliant and straight-forward style, Chiara Cecutti investigates how multitasking often turns into a boomerang for women and why so many women still insist on keeping their fingers in so many pies.
She takes the myth of female perfection down a few notches and warns the women who spend their lives bustling about to keep up with their work, family and home without ever delegating or asking for help how risky this attitude is and how it can damage personal relationships and love lives, as well as their physical and mental wellbeing.
The author looks into some real-life cases to show how you can do less and get more; she warns women against chasing the myth of female superpowers, provides useful tips to learn how to delegate and ease your daily workload.