How I Learned to Cook / Edition 1

How I Learned to Cook / Edition 1

by Margo Perin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585422916

ISBN-13: 2901585422912

Pub. Date: 03/25/2004

Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group

A collection of writings by women on the tangled bonds they share with their(often) less-than-perfect mothers.

Every woman has something to say on the subject of her mother. In fact, many of us spend our lives trying to figure out just how we are like-or unlike-them. And yet, as intricate as the ties that bind mothers and daughters can be, most women never let

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A collection of writings by women on the tangled bonds they share with their(often) less-than-perfect mothers.

Every woman has something to say on the subject of her mother. In fact, many of us spend our lives trying to figure out just how we are like-or unlike-them. And yet, as intricate as the ties that bind mothers and daughters can be, most women never let go of the desire to really know their mothers. In How I Learned to Cook and Other Writings on Complex Mother-Daughter Relationships, women authors explore what is perhaps the most complicated of family relationships.

In this elegant collection of writings, daughters describe their relationships with mothers whose own lives sometimes stood in the way of their ability to fill society's ideal of what a good mother should be. With critically acclaimed authors-including Jamaica Kincaid, Paula Fox, and Alice Walker-sharing the page with emerging writers, How I Learned to Cook proves that every daughter has much to discover and understand about her mother.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901585422912
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/25/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336

Table of Contents

Introduction1
from Borrowed Finery7
Just Another Movie Star31
Domestic Silence47
from Still Alive69
The Body Geographic100
from A Daughter of Isis116
Home Is Where Your Stuff Is123
from My Brother130
How I Learned to Cook136
from Fierce Attachments153
My Two Mothers165
A Little Death186
Sladjana195
from Lithium for Medea215
Anybody Could See It226
from Fatal Flowers242
from At Home in the World254
from In My Mother's House266
Sunniness and Shade313
Author Biographies318
Credits321

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