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Closer to home, Cheryl Cole, post pop, post X Factor - UK and US - and post footballer's wifedom, has announced she fancies herself as a fashion designer.
She is retiring to old-fashioned wifedom, it seems.
Billed as a celebration of wifedom, this is a cornucopia of anecdotes, tips and gossipy stories, doling out highbrow, profound advice like, "Tell him it's PMS - even if you're just being a grumpy cow.
So why, in the case of these well-educated women, does it involve a return to wifedom in the most radically conservative mode--virtually marriage as a form of prostitution?
This look at the underbelly of wifedom in the White House certainly preceded the Clinton years.