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The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Everything and Why We Pretend It Doesn't

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Becoming a mother is filled with the extremes of emotion --the highest highs and the lowest lows. But women are often reluctant to talk honestly about the experience for fear they'll be seen as bad mothers. With wit and candor, The Mask of Motherhood takes on the myths and the misinformation, helping women to prepare and deal with the depth of feeling that comes with the experience and perhaps most important, it lets them know that many, if not most, new mothers are feeling the same way. Susan Maushart, sociologist and mother of three, explores how motherhood affects our marriages and friendships, our relationships with parents, our sex lives, and our self-esteem. In The Mask of Motherhood, mothers will find the comfort and reassurance they are looking for, and confirmation that, indeed, motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but can also be the most rewarding.

Synopsis:

A sociologist and mother of three explores how motherhood affects marriages and friendships, relationships with parents, sex lives and self-esteem. She affirms that motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but it can also be the most rewarding.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 255-261) and index.

About the Author

Susan Maushart is a columnist for Weekend Australian Magazine and is heard regularly on ABC Radio as host of the acclaimed online series "Multiple Choice." Maushart has a PhD in Media Ecology from New York University and her book The Mask of Motherhood was hailed by the London Times as "a feminist classic." She lives in Australia but will be returning to live in the Long Island, New York, area this winter.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Faking Motherhood: The Mask Revealed

"Falling": The Experience of Pregnancy

Laboring Under Delusions

Penelope Leach Meets Godzilla: A Chaos Theory of New Motherhood

Lactation Intolerant: The Worst of Breast Is Best

The Juggled Life

Superwoman and Stuporman: Parenthood and Partnership

Conclusion

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140291780
Author:
Maushart, Susan
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Parenting
Subject:
Motherhood
Subject:
Psychology
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Parenting - General
Subject:
Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Motherhood -- United States.
Subject:
Mothers -- United States -- Attitudes.
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
level 3, bk. 5
Publication Date:
20000531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
7.78x5.16x.65 in. .52 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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