Reviews

  • A personal memoir but also the story of women in politics and public life. Since Harriet entered parliament in 1982 ­ pregnant with her first child ­ she has seen the number of women MPs increase to more than 200. Many of us are there because of her

    Rachel Reeves, 'Books of the Year', New Statesman
  • A Woman's Work is a fantastic and inspiring read which I would recommend to anyone interested in overcoming prejudice and promoting fairness. Over her 35 year career in Parliament no-one has fought harder or more effectively for gender equality than Harriet Harman. She is an outstanding role model

    John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons
  • If I had a teenage daughter, especially one who didn't see the point of politics, this is the book I'd buy her. Chatty, accessible and occasionally eye-opening, it's a history of the things conventional political memoirs miss out ... a lively account of the one subject most political memoir writers know next to nothing about: how it felt to be a woman working in one of the least forgiving careers around

    Gaby Hinsliff, Guardian
  • Compelling ... She has guts to spare and is interesting on the difficulties of a work-life balance in parliament ... Her own judgments on her performance are commendably unsparing ... An important story ... Role model? You bet

    Tim Shipman, Political Editor, Sunday Times
  • A painfully honest memoir ... where lesser politicians would have slunk from public gaze, Harman reacted by getting tougher

    Mary Riddell, Sunday Telegraph
  • Countless blows have tempered Harman into something fearless and indestructible. Hell, why shouldn't this be her prime?

    Janice Turner, The Times
  • Fantastic - I can't recommend it highly enough

    Open Labour