Sixpence in Her Shoe

Sixpence in Her Shoe Phyllis McGinley calls Sixpence in Her Shoe a kind of autobiographynce the experiences I have drawn on are largely my own And she remarks that the domestic profession is her first vocation Her second

  • Title: Sixpence in Her Shoe
  • Author: Phyllis McGinley
  • ISBN: 9780025833609
  • Page: 106
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Phyllis McGinley calls Sixpence in Her Shoe a kind of autobiographynce the experiences I have drawn on are largely my own And she remarks that the domestic profession is her first vocation Her second, that of writer has produced nine volumes of verse, fifteen books for children, and a collection of essays.

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    About “Phyllis McGinley

    • Phyllis McGinley

      McGinley was educated at the University of Southern California and at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City After receiving her diploma in 1927, she taught for a year in Ogden and then at a junior high school in New Rochelle, New York Once she had begun to establish a reputation for herself as a writer, McGinley gave up teaching and moved to New York City, where she held various jobs She married Charles Hayden in 1937, and the couple moved to Larchmont, New York The suburban landscape and culture of her new home was to provide the subject matter of much of McGinley s work.McGinley was elected to the National Academy of Arts and Letters in 1955 She was the first writer to win the Pulitzer for her light verse collection, Times Three Selected Verse from Three Decades with Seventy New Poems 1960 In addition to poetry, McGinley wrote essays and children s books, as well as the lyrics for the 1948 musical revue Small Wonder.

    624 thoughts on “Sixpence in Her Shoe

    • I really really like this book; it came to me when I was mother of several small children who took all my time and efforts and while I was feeling sorry for myself because fulltime motherhood wasn't something you get compliments every day for doing. (more like, You have HOW many children? You must be really busy, you must be crazy, you must be a saint, how can you possibly do that, I could never do it, I'm so glad I only have number of children, and how can you possibly homeschool (same list of [...]


    • Sixpence in Her Shoe was first published in 1960. I own a very old copy which I bought from a secondhand bookseller. The author Phyllis McGinely is a pulitzer price winner. It is this fact that motivated me to buy the present novel. It is also non-fiction. The writer has written mostly about her experiences as a housewife. She touches on diverse topics which may be considered ubsurd by todays modern women. For instance, according to her being a housewife is the oldest profession in tge planet. I [...]


    • Dated but still charming. A glimpse into homemaking in the 30s, 40s and 50s. I suspect the author felt poorer than she really was - she wrote in such a blase manner about the succession of housemaids she had employed.I think I was recommended this book by someone on talking about thriftiness. I can't imagine why they recommended this book for that subject, but it was an interesting read nonetheless.


    • Charming writing, most of it very cogent and interesting, if dated. Nice "wallowing in domesticity" book, which I like to do/read occasionally. The author and I have ideological differences regarding feminism and the roles of women, etc plus the book is almost painfully middle-class, but still a nice read.


    • Phyllis McGinley is one of my favorite authors and this is one of her most revealing about her life as she says, a "kind of autobiographynce the experiences I have drawn on are largely my own." And she remarks that the domestic profession is her "first vocation." Her second, that of writer has produced nine volumes of verse, fifteen books for children, and a collection of essays.


    • Even thought I don't agree with some of her views and think she is a little cynical at times, I thought this was very interesting reading. She is quite an entertaining writer and her stories and way of putting things are very funny. Also it was interesting to read a 1960's point of view.


    • i found this book in a sale. dilapidated. but it was such a gem. i was glad i read it when i was 20 before ihad 4 children. phyllis has been a constant companion and coach. from her introduction up to the recipes.


    • Never did finish this, I had to leave it behind. It is very dated, but the author is a pleasant enough companion. I mostly found it an entertaining and insightful look at the trials and triumphs of domestic stewardship.



    • This book would be considered too old-fashioned by most people. Yet McGinley writes engagingly of a woman's call to take care of her home and family.


    • Love this book. Written so many years ago, but I read it as a young mom and it affected my parenting and homemaking perspective. I've gotten copies for all my girls. :)


    • I really loved this book! It's so nice to read a book where being a wife and mother is a honor and a great vocation, rather than a waste.






    • A light read. Parts of it really annoyed me. However, some of it was funny, and it was interesting as a period piece.


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