Boston Globe: "Pollitt's Tone of Incredulous Fury Is Pitch Perfect"

From Barbara Fisher's review:

"The first five stories in this collection—'Learning to Drive,' 'Webstalker,' 'In the Study Group,' 'Sisterhood,' and 'After the Men Are Dead'...are painfully hilarious to read. Pollitt's tone of incredulous fury is pitch perfect. 'Still, it astonished me that she'd believed that business about my permitting his philandering. The only people who seem to know such women firsthand are the men who are cheating on them. You never hear a woman say, "Whatever George wants is fine with me—I just want him to be happy!" No woman has ever passed on to another the riveting news that Miriam understands that Joe needs variety. It is only men who seem to possess this bit of intimate knowledge, which apparently is so instantly credible, so obviously true, that no one ever asks the woman herself about it.'...

"[T]he affectionate story about Pollitt's failed Communist father, 'Good-bye, Lenin,' is lovely. She is insightful about the contradictions of motherhood in general, and the compromises (discovered from FBI files) made by her own mother in particular."