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Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
Otherhood: Modern Women Finding a New Kind of Happiness
by Melanie Notkin
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More American women are childless than ever before—nearly half those of childbearing age dont have children. While our society often assumes these women are “childfree by choice,” thats not always true. In reality, many of them expected... (read more)

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My Mother My Self 20TH Anniversary Edition
My Mother My Self 20TH Anniversary Edition
by Nancy Friday
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When Nancy Friday began her research for My Mother/My Self in the early 1970s no work existed that explored the unique interaction between mother and daughter. Today psychotherapists throughout the world acknowledge that if women are to be able to love... (read more)

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Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
by Camille Peri
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Miami Herald This book is a lot like motherhood itself full of joy, trauma, insanity, hard work, exhaustion, and more than a few good laughs.... (read more)

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Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life
Maternal Desire: On Children, Love, and the Inner Life
by Daphne De Marneffe
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As revolutionary as The Second Sex and as controversial as Backlash, this book will transform readers' thinking about the place of child rearing in women's lives. Immediately acclaimed by readers ranging from Allison Pearson to Carol Gilligan, from... (read more)

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Fierce Attachments a Memoir
Fierce Attachments a Memoir
by Vivian Gornick
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The acclaimed memoirist's classic exploration of her relationship with her mother. A fine, unflinchingly honest book. -Mona Simpson, The New York Times Book... (read more)

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Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write about Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race, and Themselves
by Camille Peri
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The challenges facing mothers in the twenty-first century go well beyond tantrum control and potty training. Camille Peri and Kate Moses, the founding editors of Salon.com's "Mothers Who Think" column and the subsequent anthology of the same name, have... (read more)

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Motherland: A Memoir
Motherland: A Memoir
by Pamela Marin
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Pamela Marin was fourteen when her mother died of breast cancer. After keeping her illness a secret from her daughter, Mildred Marin left her home in Evanston, Illinois, to spend her last months alone and without treatment in California. When she died in... (read more)

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Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
Creating a Life: What Every Woman Needs to Know about Having a Baby and a Career
by Sylvia Ann Hewlett
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Featuring a new Introduction by the author, this is the book that touched off a national debate about how career women can start a family if they plan for it with the same intensity as they do for their careers.... (read more)

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FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code
FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father's Code
by Maura Conlon-McIvor
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From an evocative new voice comes the touching childhood memoir of an Irish Catholic girl struggling to connect with her enigmatic FBI agent father. Young Maura Conlon's dad is a secret agent. And Maura knows what that means: chasing cars, jumping... (read more)

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1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
1185 Park Avenue: A Memoir
by Anne Roiphe
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In this captivating memoir, novelist Anne Roiphe shows us what it was really like to grow up rich and Jewish in New York in the 1940s and 1950s. Revisiting the world of her childhood, Roiphe brings alive a cast of characters who are both difficult to... (read more)

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Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America
Girls' Night Out: Celebrating Women's Groups Across America
by Tamara Kreinin
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"This is my family away from family." "We have supported each other through huge life transitions." "This group has turned me on to more interesting things in this world, in this life, than anyone else." These are the... (read more)

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The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
The Girls Who Went Away: The Hidden History of Women Who Surrendered Children for Adoption in the Decades Before Roe v. Wade
by Ann Fessler
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In this deeply moving and myth-shattering work, Ann Fessler brings out into the open for the first time the astonishing untold history of the million and a half women who surrendered children for adoption due to enormous family and social pressure in the... (read more)

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Consuming Motherhood
Consuming Motherhood
by Janelle S Taylor
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Consuming Motherhood addresses the provocative question of how motherhood and consumption--as ideologies and as patterns of social action--mutually shape and constitute each other in contemporary North American and European social life. Ideologically... (read more)

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Mothers Who Think: Tales of Reallife Parenthood
Mothers Who Think: Tales of Reallife Parenthood
by Camille Peri
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From the editors of Salon.com's cutting edge Web site, "Mothers Who Think," comes "an anthology of smart and lovely essays" (Chicago Sun Times) -- provacative collection that challenges and changes our views of motherhood today. Anne Lamott, Jayne Anne... (read more)

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The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want and What to Do about It
The Motherhood Manifesto: What America's Moms Want and What to Do about It
by Joan Blades
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Women shouldn't be discriminated against simply because they are mothers...but they are! The Motherhood Manifesto shares the heartfelt stories of mothers in America who dream of jobs with flexibility and benefits, mothers who can't afford their children... (read more)

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Mother Knot - PB
Mother Knot - PB
by Jane Lazarre
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In this compelling memoir by a writer, mother, and feminist, Jane Lazarre confronts the myth of the good mother with her fiercely honest and intimate portrait of early motherhood as a time of profound ambivalence and upheaval, filled with desperation as... (read more)

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Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition
Gender Vertigo: American Families in Transition
by Barbara J Risman
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Just as every society has an economic and political structure, so too every society has a gender structure. Barbara Risman's original research on single fathers, married baby boom mothers, and heterosexual egalitarian couples and their children, reported... (read more)

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At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States
At the Breast: Ideologies of Breastfeeding and Motherhood in the Contemporary United States
by Linda M Blum
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The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers
The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers
by Patti Davis
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The title The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us encapsulates what this book by Patti Davis is about. No matter what a woman achieves in her life, no matter how old she gets or whether or not she herself becomes a mother, she is always and forever a daughter... (read more)

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In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life
In My Father's Garden: A Daughter's Search for a Spiritual Life
by Kim Chernin
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Kim Chernin's mother was a leftist firebrand, an American Marxist at mid-century, when it was dangerous to be one. Her father, a quiet man, was no less radical. Why then, decades later, does their daughter--a liberal California psychoanalyst and writer... (read more)

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