I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom--before It's Too Late

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Basic Books, 2006 - Social Science - 223 pages
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Iris Krasnow--mother, daughter, and best-selling Journalist--tackles the toughest relationship in the lives of many grown women: the mother-daughter bond. With women's life expectancy inching up past eighty, you may be embroiled with your mother well past the time your own hair turns white. The good news: Living longer means more time to make peace--and this book shows you how. Drawing on her own experience with her colorful eighty-four-year-old mother and the collective wisdom of more than one hundred other adult daughters, Krasnow offers a fresh perspective on how to overcome the anger, guilt, and resentment that can destroy a family. The time to repair the bond is now, she reminds us: You can't kiss and make up at her funeral. The key is to let go of the fantasy mom and embrace the flesh-and-blood woman, with all her flaws.

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User Review  - Tami - Goodreads

The author intertwines her relationship with her mom with dozens of others. What she's learned and observed from her friends and acquaintances. I didn't particularly care for this style of writing. It ... Read full review

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User Review  - Clarice - Goodreads

There's a poetry to her words sometimes that really speaks to me. But this book seemed to be a bit repetitive. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

Iris Krasnow is a journalist and professor of communications at American University, and the author of the bestselling Surrendering series. She has been a guest on “Oprah,” CNN, the “Today” show, “Good Morning America,” “CBS Morning Show,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “The Hour of Power.” Krasnow began writing this book in response to her own mother’s deteriorating health. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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