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My Mother Was Right: How Today's Women Reconcile with Their Mothers

My Mother Was Right: How Today's Women Reconcile with Their Mothers

Barbara McFarland, Virginia Watson-Rouslin

ISBN: 978-0-470-62335-0

Dec 2009, Jossey-Bass

278 pages

Select type: Paperback

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$18.95

Description

My Mother Was Right focuses on the most fundamental and complicated connection of all--the mother-daughter relationship--to show that it is only after we learn to value, accept, and forgive our mothers that we are able to come to terms with ourselves. This truly inspirational and original book is written in the words of women from all walks of life including a Pulitzer Prize winning author, an Episcopal minister, a federal judge, and a vice-president of General Motors.

Preface

Acknowledgments

Mothers and Daughters

1 The Journey 3

2 The Way They Were 27

3 Always Have Something to Fall Back On 45

4 Stand On Your Own Two Feet 63

5 Just Wait Until You Have Children of Your Own 81

6 In God, All Things Are Possible 109

7 Manners Don't Cost Money 131

8 An Apple Doesn't Fall Far from the Tree 151

9 My Son Is My Son 'Til He Gets Him a Wife, But My Daughter's My Daughter All Her Life 167

10 You'll Never Miss the Water 'Til the Well Runs Dry, and You'll Never Miss Your Mother 'Til She's Gone 189

11 Coming Home 205

Epilogue 215

Appendix A: Survey 221

Appendix B What Our Mothers Told Us: A Cliche for Every Occasion 233

Notes 243

Index 247

About the Authors 251