|May 2, 2017|
The book received mostly negative reviews from critics. Jennifer Senior, writing for The New York Times, said that while the book's intended audience is initially presumed to be a wide range of women, Trump's class bias becomes obvious later in the book. For example, she classifies grocery shopping as a task that is neither urgent nor important, and cites not being able to treat herself to a massage as an indicator of how busy she was during her father's 2016 presidential campaign, thus revealing herself to be out of touch with working-class women. Catherine Lucey, writing for Associated Press, said that the book shows how Trump has become a more serious writer since her previous self-help book, the 2009 The Trump Card. Trump's focus has shifted towards work-life balance; the guest writers whose essays form part of Women Who Work now also include academics.