In our mothers day there were good mothers, indifferent 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. Is it any wonder so many women refer to themselves at one time or another as a bad mother ?
Writing with remarkable candor, and dispensing much hilarious and helpful advice along the way Is breast best? What should you do when your daughter dresses up as a ho for Halloween? Ayelet Waldman says it's time for women to get over it and get on with it in this wry, unflinchingly honest, and always insightful memoir on modern motherhood."
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities, and Occasional Moments of Grace
Mind, Body & Spirit