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The Mommy Myth : The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined All Women
Susan J. Douglas and Meredith Michaels
Simon & Schuster / Softcover / Feb 2005
9780743260466 (ISBN-10: 0743260465)
Women's Issues
price: $28.99 (may be subject to change)
400 pages
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Taking readers on a provocative tour through thirty years of media images about mothers -- the superficial achievements of celebrity moms, the sensational coverage of dangerous day care, the media-manufactured "mommy wars" between working mothers and stay-at-home moms, and more -- "The Mommy Myth" contends that this "new momism" has been shaped by out-of-date mores, and that no matter how hard they try, women will never achieve it. In this must-read for every woman, Susan J. Douglas and Meredith W. Michaels shatter the myth of the perfect mom and all but shout, "We're not gonna take it anymore!" --- from the publisher

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"This is a book for mothers who can admit that they yell sometimes, feed their children processed food, and occasionally get bored playing Barbie camp-out under the dining room table....It's a book for mothers who would be okay with being imperfect, if only the rest of the world would stop pointing out their shortcomings."
-- "The Washington Post"

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