Book Reviews of The Mother Trip: Hip Mama's Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood

The Mother Trip: Hip Mama's Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood
The Mother Trip Hip Mama's Guide to Staying Sane in the Chaos of Motherhood
Author: Ariel Gore
ISBN-13: 9781580050296
ISBN-10: 1580050298
Publication Date: 3/22/2000
Pages: 230
Rating:
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3.2 stars, based on 21 ratings
Publisher: Seal Press (WA)
Book Type: Paperback
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In an irreverent and empowering book on the art of parenting, Ariel Gore trashes the sterotypes of what a 'good mother' should be and offers to mothers who break the mold. It's nice to have a book that explors the mystery of why we continue to work this amazing job without pay, vacations or even sick days. Ariel Gore reminds us that we gave up sleeping, eating and bathing so that we could live in the company of funny, heartbreaking magic. She never forgets that 'having it all' means 'dealing with it all' and that, in the end, is okay. "The Mother Trip" offers advice on how to retain one's sense of self in the chaos of mothering, a critique of notions of the 'perfect' American family, and thoughts on how to reject the self-sacrificing model of motherhood. Witty and smart, honest and supportive, this book is an invaluable companion for any woman trying to create her own road rules for the unpredictable and transforming trip that is motherhood.
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