Don't Blame Mother: Mending the Mother-Daughter Relationship
A nationally recognized expert on the psychology of women shows how the angerand agony of the mother-daughter relationship can be replaced with a new bondbased on understanding and respect.
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Such studies were a mixed bag, however. Only a few books — Adrienne Rich's
Of Woman Born, Judith Arcana's Our Mothers' Daughters, and parts of Phyllis
Chesler's Women and Madness and With Child — offered positive views of
A student in my course on "Mothers" experienced a sudden, dramatic change
after reading the first book I had assigned — Adrienne Rich's Of Woman Born.
The student wrote: Since adolescence, matrophobia — the fear of becoming
Adrienne Rich, Of Woman Born; Judith Arcana, Our Mothers' Daughters (
Berkeley: Shameless Hussy Press, 1979); Phyllis Chesler, Women and Madness
(New York: Avon Books, 1973); Phyllis Chesler, With Child: A Diary of
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Written in the conversational style that typifies self-help books, this work explores cultural biases and the myths of angel-witch, perfect mother, and bad mother as the basis for daughters blaming ... Read full review