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Perfect Women

Colette Dowling

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ISBN 10: 067154747X / ISBN 13: 9780671547479
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[ No Hassle 30 Day Returns ][ Ships Daily ] [ Underlining/Highlighting: NONE ] [ Writing: NONE ] [ Edition: first ] Publisher: Summit Books Pub Date: 9/1/1988 Binding: Hardcover Pages: 269 first edition. Bookseller Inventory # 443602

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Title: Perfect Women

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Profiles the all-too-common woman of today, one who is self-disparaging and desperate to be perfect, and paints a healthy and reasonable alternative portrait emphasizing self-respect and self-worth

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Dowling, who wrote the popular Cinderella Complex , has tackled a large subject in this study of why so many women today seem so driven to succeed in business, to excel in athletics, to dress to perfection, to be model mothers. In an adroit mixture of psychological case histories, stories from newspapers and magazines and her own experience as mother and daughter, she pursues the reasons for this striving. As often in popularly oriented books about women's difficulties, mother turns out to be the villain. Often insecure herself, she fails to give her daughter an appropriate sense of self-worth, and daughter spends the rest of her life in frantic over-compensation. Dowling puts this all together neatly, with a wealth of reference, and her book is useful as a quick guide to current personality theory. But the general effect is superficial; the reader longs for longer, more penetrating interviews, even if fewer bases were touched in the process. BOMC featured a lternate.
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