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Perfect madness : motherhood in the age of anxiety

Author: Judith Warner
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : English
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What's wrong with this picture? That's the question [the author] asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. [This book] offers a ... history of contemporary American culture. It ... examines why mothers who appear to have everything are feeling exhausted and dissatisfied and powerless. It explores how the  Read more...
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Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Warner
OCLC Number: 60530022
Notes: Originally published: New York : Riverhead Books, c2005.
Description: Sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: The mommy mystique: Introduction, the mommy mystique; The new problem that has no name --
The motherhood religion: Sacrificial mother; Selfish mothers, forsaken children; Millennial motherhood; Motherhood religion --
Ourselves, as mothers: A generation of control freaks; Running scared; Winner-take-all parenting; Wonderful husbands; For a politics of quality of life; Conclusion.
Responsibility: Judith Warner.

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What's wrong with this picture? That's the question [the author] asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work and at home and in bed with unhappy husbands. [This book] offers a ... history of contemporary American culture. It ... examines why mothers who appear to have everything are feeling exhausted and dissatisfied and powerless. It explores how the current generation of moms became a generation of control freaks convinced they must handle everything alone. [The author] provides a context in which to understand the way we live now and to imagine an alternative way of life. She argues that all of us - men, women, society at large - need to demand more support from our families: from our government, from our workplaces, and from one another. -Dust jacket.

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