Think home ec’s just corn muffins and mangled stuffed animals? The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live tells the fascinating and surprisingly feminist story of the powerful women whose scientific and educational vision changed our world. It comes out May 4 from W. W. Norton. Subscribe to my email newsletter for updates.
p.s. Why “the daily reason”? Comes from a joke with my friend Kate, ca. 2006. It had a nice journalist’s website sound … and no one can spell “Dreilinger.”