This book is not a first about supporting spouses in leadership roles, however it appears to be the first book to describe marriage with a spouse in educational leadership as “spousework.” Spousework defined by Johnston Oden is “supporting our leader-partners in an artful, intelligent way”. The book is written from the leadership perspective of a wife partnering an academic leader in a marital relationship and an institutional relationship.
"Book Review – Spousework: Partners Supporting Academic Leaders by Teresa Johnston Oden,"
Academic Leadership Journal: Vol. 6
, Article 5.
Available at: http://scholars.fhsu.edu/alj/vol6/iss2/5