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  - marti.booker - LibraryThing

Terribly outdated. Don't think it has much to say to the younger generation now, for whom all mommies are expected to be "yummy mummies" and be hot and sexy days after giving birth. The Madonna/whore ... Read full review

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User Review  - satyridae - LibraryThing

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

Chapter
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A TIME TO BE CLOSE
27
A TIME TO LET
62
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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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