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Grow Your Value: Living and Working to Your Full Potential by Mika Brzezinski

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CHAPTER SIX

“LEAVE YOUR CROWN IN THE GARAGE”

How Powerful Women Subjugate Themselves at Home to Keep the Peace

One year I was reporting a story on the road, which, as a TV journalist, I often do. This time, though, the day of my return home from the work trip happened to coincide with the evening of the year’s most important parent-teacher conference. Well, my work being what it often is, I didn’t get home as planned. There was more news to cover, and Joe and I had to stay. Period.

But I was panicking. It was critical that I attend this meeting. Never mind that my husband couldn’t make it either, also for work-related reasons. The mother wasn’t going to be there. I knew how devastated my daughter would be that I was—for the kazillionth time—missing ...

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