The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Everything and why We Pretend it Doesn't
Becoming a mother is filled with the extremes of emotion --the highest highs and the lowest lows. But women are often reluctant to talk honestly about the experience for fear they'll be seen as bad mothers. With wit and candor, The Mask of Motherhood takes on the myths and the misinformation, helping women to prepare and deal with the depth of feeling that comes with the experience and perhaps most important, it lets them know that many, if not most, new mothers are feeling the same way. Susan Maushart, sociologist and mother of three, explores how motherhood affects our marriages and friendships, our relationships with parents, our sex lives, and our self-esteem. In The Mask of Motherhood, mothers will find the comfort and reassurance they are looking for, and confirmation that, indeed, motherhood is the toughest job in the world, but can also be the most rewarding.
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Review: The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About ItUser Review - Sunni Massey - Goodreads
Very difficult to read if you are considering having children. Enlightening, honestly, terrifying. Read full review
Review: The Mask of Motherhood: How Becoming a Mother Changes Our Lives and Why We Never Talk About ItUser Review - Jennifer - Goodreads
This is a discussion on motherhood from the perspective of a feminist mother. Maushart says there is a culture of silence around motherhood. People do not discuss what you truly give up to become a ... Read full review
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