Synopses & Reviews
Forty-three accomplished women recall their mother's closets, where they tried on clothes, jewelry, and shoes and imagined the world they would one day enter, the world of being a woman. When Eugenia Zukerman invited these women to talk with her about memories of their mother's closets, she unlatched a floodgate that goes far beyond clothing and possessions.
This is a unique approach to an exploration of the intense, dynamic relationship between mothers and their daughters, tapping into myths, mysteries and rites of passage. The memories open the door to the special bond that belongs uniquely to mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends.
"[An] appealing volume....[T]he memories may be of particular interest to baby boomers, who will recognize much of the jewelry, clothing, and lifestyles mentioned. Best of all, these moving pieces capture those moments when girls realize that their mothers are mysterious, complicated people, not just parents." Gillian Engberg, Booklist
Personal Stories from- Claire Bloom- Judy Collins- Carrie Fisher- Reverend Mother Dolores Hart, O.S.B.- Erica Jong- Rabbi Jennifer Krause- Lesley Stahl- and many more
These memories tap into the dynamic relationship between mothers and daughters In her evocative new book, Eugenia Zukerman taps into the dynamic mother-daughter relationship and the special bond that belongs uniquely to mothers, daughters, sisters and girlfriends. Come share laughter, tears, insights, revelations, and loving resolutions as over forty accomplished women share memories of their mothers' closets, where they tried on clothes, jewelry, and shoes--and imagined the world they would one day enter, the world of being a woman.
About the Author
Eugenia Zukerman, one of the finest flutists of our time, is also a well-known TV personality, arts commentator, and writer. She has profiled over 300 artists since 1980 as arts correspondent for CBS News' Sunday Morning and has appeared on other notable television programs, including PBS's Charlie Rose Show, NBC's Today, and A&E's Breakfast with the Arts. Ms. Zukerman has published two novels, Deceptive Cadence (Viking) and Taking the Heat (Simon & Schuster), and coauthored a non-fiction book, Coping With Prednisone (St. Martin's Press) with her sister, Dr. Julie R. Ingelfinger. Three of her screenplays have been purchased by 20th Century Fox, MGM, and Universal Pictures. Ms. Zukerman has also contributed to major publications such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, and Vogue. Born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ms. Zukerman attended Barnard College before transferring to The Julliard School. As a flutist, she is in demand around the world as a soloist with orchestra, a recitalist, and a chamber music player. She is also the artistic director of the Vail Valley Music Festival in Vail, Colorado. Ms. Zukerman is the mother of two grown daughters, soprano Arianna Zukerman and singer/songwriter-guitarist-painter Natalia Zukerman. Ms. Zukerman is married to director and screenwriter David Seltzer and resides in New York.