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Mothering Heights: Reclaiming Motherhood from the Experts

Taitz, Sonia

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ISBN 10: 0688105882 / ISBN 13: 9780688105884
Published by William Morrow, USA, 1992
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Bombarded by books, opinions and expert advice, juggling job and child, no wonder today's mother feels lost. Mothering Heights takes the position that there is no such thing as the Perfect Mother, and introduces readers to the "Zen and the Art of Parenting" philosophy: Be, don't agonize. Taitz offers sensible advice and dispels a wide variety of myths. Bookseller Inventory # 001474

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Title: Mothering Heights: Reclaiming Motherhood ...

Publisher: William Morrow, USA

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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Uses hilarious anecdotes to urge mothers to give up their quests toward perfection in order to enjoy their lives--a message that is the greatest legacy mothers can leave to their children. 25,000 first printing. $20.000 ad/promo.

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Taitz, a columnist for Child magazine, offers an uneven collection of short essays loosely linked by the theme of learning both to resist the hype that modern parents are bombarded with and to trust your own instincts in raising your children. The author aims her book at a rarefied audience: mostly urban (primarily Manhattan) women, affluent, well educated, professionally accomplished--but reduced to utter insecurity by their love of their babies and their fear of doing the wrong thing. Into the breach stampede the Experts, who recognize rich possibilities in such naked fear and ambition. It begins with the baby nurses who demand to be picked up in limos and whose first words on entering the apartment are, ``What's for dinner?'' It continues with the educational-toy-of-the-month clubs; the newsletters that promise to teach your child the ``right'' values with minimal involvement on your part (phew!); the gurus of discipline and limit-setting, whose seminars all around town are constantly packed with mothers who have made parenting a replacement for their former hard-driving careers; the nursery- school admissions applications (``Has your child asked the meaning of abstract words such as `peace,' `justice' and `infinity'?'')...and on and on. In that vast territory reputedly known to media execs in L.A. and N.Y.C. as ``the flyover,'' it is difficult to imagine most of these pieces being received with anything other than bemusement and incredulity. Taitz's descriptions of her own children and her feelings for them, however, would play anywhere--they are touching, sincere, endearingly besotted in a way all mothers will recognize. -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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