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The Shriver Report Spotlights the Truth About Women, Work, and Families Today

The Kindle-Exclusive eBook Examines What Pushes Women to the Economic Brink

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 01/13/14 -- Maria Shriver, the Center for American Progress and RosettaBooks have released the new edition of The Shriver Report: A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink. With expert testimony and the latest data, the eBook questions why one in three American women and the children that depend on them are poor, and what public, private and personal solutions can be engaged to address this national crisis.

"We are proud to call greater attention to the troubling financial status of millions of American women today," said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks. "This project demonstrates the reach of eBook originals as effective references and resources to make a constructive difference in society."

The eBook is available exclusively on Amazon Kindle and currently offered for free download through January 15. Customers can download and read the Kindle book on their Kindle devices and free Kindle reading apps for iPhone, iPad, Android tablets and phones, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, PC and Mac.

The 433-page eBook includes full-color graphics that capture the critical issues facing women in America, as well as images by seven award-winning photographers led by former White House photographer Barbara Kinney.

Key contributors include Hillary Clinton, Beyoncé, Anne-Marie Slaughter, Howard Schultz, LeBron James, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Ron Haskins, Stephanie Coontz, Muhtar Kent, Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter (R-ID), Carol Gilligan, Angela Glover Blackwell, Sheryl Sandberg, Eduardo J. Padrón, John Bouman, Barbara Ehrenreich, Sister Joan Chittister, Eva Longoria, Tory Burch, Danielle Moodie-Mills, Heather Boushey, Ann O'Leary, Kathryn Edin, Nadine Burke Harris, Neera Tanden, Tony Porter, Jennifer Garner, Ai-jen Poo, Peter Edelman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Maya Harris and Rev. Leith Anderson, as well as several women at home and in the workplace who share their personal stories.

Challenged to come up with practical, fresh solutions for the complex problems that face women who work long hours and still struggle to pay the bills, the report asks what is at stake when our nation's most important, undervalued assets toil on the brink of financial disaster.

The report finds that during the last 50 years, women are working outside the home more, but still earn less than men, lead a greater number of families on their own, and need added education to enter the working class.

Readers can join the conversation at or on Twitter using the hashtag #WhatWomenNeed. The project trailer, "She's the One," narrated by Maria Shriver, can be viewed here.

"Whenever anyone sits down to write, work, or review a piece of women's policy, they should always keep a copy of The Shriver Report at hand." - Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)

"The Shriver Report provides an overview of the most pressing concerns for struggling American women and children today. These women's issues must be central to our national conversations and policy development in all areas, because societies are stronger when women are personally, politically, and economically empowered. This report's thorough data analysis, personal testimonials, and pragmatic solutions will be invaluable to those who, like Maria Shriver, seek to further that cause." - Madeline Albright

About The Shriver Report: The first Shriver Report, published in 2009, examined a seismic transformation in U.S. history: For the first time, women had become fully half the workforce, and even more momentously, were about two-thirds of the primary and co-breadwinners in American families -- truly the engine driving the economy. We called this new state of American affairs A Woman's Nation Changes Everything, in partnership with the Center for American Progress, as the explosion of women becoming breadwinners changed not just the economy, but marriage, families, schools, the workplace, government, health care -- everything, including men. The following year, A Woman's Nation Takes on Alzheimer's, with the Alzheimer's Association, was the largest study ever to examine the cultural, social, and economic impact of the Alzheimer's epidemic, just as the nation's 78 million Baby Boomers were aging into their mid-60s -- Alzheimer's territory. We reported that women were not only half the people living with the disease but also more than half of the country's unpaid caregivers. A Woman's Nation Pushes Back from the Brink is the third in the series. For more information, please visit

About the Center for American Progress: The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan research and educational institute dedicated to promoting a strong, just, and free America that ensures opportunity for all. We believe that Americans are bound together by a common commitment to these values, and we aspire to ensure that our national policies reflect these values. We work to find progressive and pragmatic solutions to significant domestic and international problems and develop policy proposals that foster a government that is "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

About RosettaBooks: RosettaBooks is the leading independent digital publisher. Its prominent author collections include 52 works of Winston Churchill, 35 titles by renowned science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke, 20 works by Kurt Vonnegut, 12 titles from international bestselling business author Stephen R. Covey and 18 works by Robert Graves, celebrated 20th century English poet, critic, and author of I, Claudius and Claudius, the God. RosettaBooks also publishes eBook lines in collaboration with AARP, Harvard Health Publications and Mayo Clinic. Publisher of ten Kindle Singles, including Ray Bradbury's The Playground, RosettaBooks has launched nine of them to bestseller status. RosettaBooks is an Inc. 500 company, on the exclusive list of the fastest growing private companies in the United States. For more information, please visit and follow the e-publisher on Facebook.

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