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What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us: Why Happiness Eludes the Modern Woman

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Talk to women under forty today, and you will hear that in spite of the fact that they have achieved goals previous generations of women could only dream of, they nonetheless feel more confused and insecure than ever. What has gone wrong? What can be done to set it right?

These are the questions Danielle Crittenden answers in What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us. She examines the foremost issues in women's lives — sex, marriage, motherhood, work, aging, and politics — and argues that a generation of women has been misled: taught to blame men and pursue independence at all costs. Happiness is obtainable, Crittenden says, but only if women will free their minds from outdated feminist attitudes.

By drawing on her own experience and a decade of research and analysis of modern female life, Crittenden passionately and engagingly tackles the myths that keep women from realizing the happiness they deserve. And she introduces a new way of thinking about society's problems that may, at long last, help women achieve the lives they desire.

About the Author

Danielle Crittenden has written for The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and Ladies' Home Journal, among other publications. She is the founder of The Women's Quarterly, published by the Independent Women's Forum. She has appeared on NBC's Today show and is a frequent commentator on many national television and radio programs. She lives with her husband and two children in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

Contents

acknowledgments

introduction

What Our Mothers Didn't Tell Us

chapter one

About Sex

chapter two

About Love

chapter three

About Marriage

chapter four

About Motherhood

chapter five

About Aging

chapter six

About the Political — and the Personal

epilogue

What We Tell Our Daughters

index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684859590
Author:
Crittenden, Danielle
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Happiness
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Personal Growth - Happiness
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General Family & Relationships
Subject:
Women -- United States -- Social conditions.
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Edition Number:
1st Touchstone ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
1274-S
Publication Date:
20000331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.765 oz

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