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Mothers Who Think : Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
Mothers Who Think Tales of Real-Life Parenthood
Author: Camille Peri, Kate Moses
From the editors of the cutting-edge online magazine Salon come provocative essays that take an unflinching look at — the gritty truths and unreserved pleasures of contemporary motherhood. — Mothers Who Think: Tales of Real-Life Parenthood, which grew out of Salon's popular daily department of the same name, comprises nearly forty essays by...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375502699
ISBN-10: 0375502696
Publication Date: 4/6/1999
Pages: 304
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3.7 stars, based on 9 ratings
Publisher: Villard
Book Type: Hardcover
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"Can mothers think? Of course - the question doesn't merit a response. But it's no easy task to find written accounts of real-life motherhood that haven't had their sharp edges sanded off... This book is intended to be an antidote to the saccharine, oversimplified literature of motherhood. Motherhood is the most essential relationship in the continuity of life - and the wiping of snotty noses. It possesses the tenderness of a Mary Cassatt painting one minute, the surreality of a Diane Arbus photo the next... Both as readers and writers, we had longed to see motherhood addressed as the intellectual and emotional challenge we had found it to be. Becoming mothers had given us more to think about, not less, but only rarely could we find the outlets to express the complexity of those thoughts... The essays gathered here are an uncensored exploration of the subject - an articulate, heartfelt, and sometimes mystified acknowledgement that being a mother is a lifelong lesson in embracing contradiction..." (from the introduction)

A really good read.
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I love the short stories about women's lives. The authors are so honest.
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A great book for moms and dads. So many of the essays in the book gave me chills for their honesty about motherood. Very few of the essays were flat. Worth you money.
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Some of these shorts still give me chills while a few were flat. Still a keeper. Mom gave it to me after all.


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