My Mother, My Self: The Daughter's Search for Identity

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Delacorte Press, Jan 1, 1977 - Identification (Psychology) - 425 pages
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User Review  - Marse - LibraryThing

At first I felt like the book was a big blamefest on mom. Everything is mom's fault - our relationships with men, our attitude towards sex, our treatment towards our daughters, the whole inauthentic ... Read full review

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Perhaps a Freudian would give you good reasons I hated this book, I dunno. But it struck me as all surface. Read full review

Contents

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A TIME TO BE CLOSE
27
A TIME TO LET
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About the author (1977)

Nancy Friday was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 27, 1937. She has made a career of writing about women's issues. Her first book, My Secret Garden, published in 1973, created a stir with its frank discussion of women's sexual fantasies. This theme was continued in Forbidden Flowers. In My Mother/My Self, Friday turns to another issue, the relationship between mothers and daughters. She returns to the subject of sexual fantasies in Men In Love, only this time approaching it from a male perspective. In The Power of Beauty, Friday explores how women's lives are affected by their appearance in a culture that values beauty. Friday is also the author of Jealousy, and Women On Top. Friday attended Wellesley College and has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine editor, and freelance writer. Her articles have been published in magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Forum, and Playboy.

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