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How I Learned to Cook & Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships
How I Learned to Cook Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships Author:Margo Perin Every woman has something to say on the subject of her mother. In fact, many women spend their lives trying to figure out just how they are like - or unlike - their mothers. And yet, as intricate as the ties that bind mothers and daughters can be, most women never let go of the desire to really "know" their mother. In "How I Learned to Cook and... more » Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships," women authors examine what is perhaps the most complicated of family relationships.
In this elegant collection, daughters come to grips with their mothers, whose own lives sometimes stood in the way of her ability - or desire - to fulfill society's expectations of a good mother. And along with the apocryphal "good mother" comes the myth if the "good daughter": these writers question those assumptions by exploring the darkness and ambiguity that often permeate this challenging relationship.« less