Mothering Without a Map: The Search for the Good Mother Within

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Penguin Group USA, 2005 - Family & Relationships - 304 pages
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Every woman longs to be a good mother. But what about those women who grew up “undermothered”—whose own mothers were well-meaning but unavailable, absent, distracted, or depressed? How are they to become the good mothers they aspire to be?

In this beautifully articulate book, Kathryn Black, whose own mother's early death inspired her award-winning In the Shadow of Polio, offers affirming news: One doesn't have to have had a good mother to become one. Probing for answers from experts in psychiatry and psychoanalysis, social work, biology, and other disciplines, Black reveals that there are other paths to discovering the good mother within. This moving and powerful book shows how “wounded daughters” can become “healing mothers” who give their own children a legacy of security, happiness, and love.

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User Review  - Jenne - Goodreads

The final chapter is the best essay on the intracies of mothering that I have ever read. I recommend the book for that chapter alone. the research summarized in the previous chapters is put into easy ... Read full review

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User Review  - Felicia - Goodreads

I liked this book so much I purchased a copy to have on hand to always refer to. Highly recommended! Read full review

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
1
Uneasy Attackments
42
Gkosts
75
Copyright

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Kathryn Black, a journalist for twenty years, is the author of In the Shadow of Polio, named by the Boston Globe as one of the ten best 1996 nonfiction works, winner of the Colorado Book Award for literary nonfiction, the June Roth Book Award for Health and Medical Writing, and a Denver Post bestseller. Black was named 1997 Author of the Year by the American Society of Journalists and Authors.

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