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Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace

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In our mothers' day there were good mothers, indifferent mothers, and occasionally, great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers: If you work, you're neglectful; if you stay home, you're smothering. If you discipline, you're buying them a spot on the shrink's couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. Is it any wonder so many women referto themselves at one time or another as a "bad mother"?

Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way--Is breastbest? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a "ho" for Halloween?--Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, andalways insightful memoir on modern motherhood.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

Ayelet Waldman is the author of Daughter’s Keeper and Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Salon.com, New York, Elle, Vogue, and other publications. She and her husband, the novelist Michael Chabon, live in Berkeley, California, with their four children.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Table of Contents

Bad mother — The life she wanted for me — Free to be you and I — Breast is best — Tech support — Like a fish needs a bicycle — My mother-in-law, myself — Drawing a line — So ready to be the mother of a loser — Sexy witches and cereal boxes — Rocketship — A nose for bad news — To each his own mother — Legacy — Darling, I like you that way — Baby lust — The audacity of hope — The life I want for them.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767932165
Subtitle:
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Author:
Waldman, Ayelet
Author:
Ayelet Waldman
Subject:
Family & Relationships : Parenting - Motherhood
Subject:
Humor : General
Subject:
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting/Motherhood
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-Mothering
Subject:
Child Care and Parenting-General
Publication Date:
20090505
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
224

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Health and Self-Help » Child Care and Parenting » Mothering

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