Bad mother: a chronicle of maternal crimes, minor calamities, and occasional moments of grace

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In the tradition of recent hits like The Bitch in the House and Perfect Madness comes a hilarious and controversial book that every woman will have an opinion about, written by America’s most outrageous writer. In our mothers’ day there were good mothers, neglectful mothers, and occasionally great mothers. Today we have only Bad Mothers. If you work, you’re neglectful; if you stay home, you’re smothering. If you discipline, you’re buying them a spot on the shrink’s couch; if you let them run wild, they will be into drugs by seventh grade. If you buy organic, you’re spending their college fund; if you don’t, you’re risking all sorts of allergies and illnesses. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as “a bad mother”? Ayelet Waldman says it’s time for women to get over it and get on with it, in a book that is sure to spark the same level of controversy as her now legendary “Modern Love” piece, in which she confessed to loving her husband more than her children.Covering topics as diverse as the hysteria of competitive parenting (Whose toddler can recite the planets in order from the sun?), the relentless pursuits of the Bad Mother police, balancing the work-family dynamic, and the bane of every mother’s existence (homework, that is), Bad Mother illuminates the anxieties that riddle motherhood today, while providing women with the encouragement they need to give themselves a break.

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table_of_contents Bad mother -- The life she wanted for me -- Free to be you and I -- Breast is best -- Tech support -- Like a fish needs a bicycle -- My mother-in-law, myself -- Drawing a line -- So ready to be the mother of a loser -- Sexy witches and cereal boxes -- Rocketship -- A nose for bad news -- To each his own mother -- Legacy -- Darling, I like you that way -- Baby lust -- The audacity of hope -- The life I want for them.
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title Bad mother : a chronicle of maternal crimes, minor calamities, and occasional moments of grace
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