As Good as I Could Be: A Memoir of Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult Times
Having children transforms us -- through the amazing power of our love for them and theirs for us, through the anger they can provoke, and because being good parents means we must accept that we are no longer children. In As Good as I Could Be, bestselling author Susan Cheever chronicles with passion and courage her own imperfect transformation, offering inspiration for other parents doing the best they can.
By relating the trials and triumphs of raising a daughter and a son Cheever illuminates some basic truths learned along the way: a family should not be a democracy; teaching your children to celebrate their mistakes helps them forgive yours; and a damaged childhood is not a guarantor of bad parenting. With unflinching honesty, Cheever tackles tantrums, divorce, eating disorders, and alcoholism, celebrating how she and her kids have weathered all this -- and more -- with love and respect intact.
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AS GOOD AS I COULD BE: A Memoir About Raising Wonderful Children in Difficult TimesUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
From her Newsday columns—here assembled, modified, and supplemented—Cheever offers a snack tray of platitudes about raising children.Cheever presents—like so many hors d'oeuvres—26 tasty but ... Read full review
As good as I could be: a memoir about raising wonderful children in difficult timesUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
Noted author and mother Cheever (daughter of the great American writer John Cheever) reflects on the importance of motherhood and tells us what having children has meant in her own life. Although not ... Read full review
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