I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom--Before It's Too Late

I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom--Before It's Too Late

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by Iris Krasnow
     
 

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Iris Krasnow-mother, daughter, and bestselling journalist-tackles the toughest relationship in the lives of many grown women: the mother-daughter bond. With women’s life expectancy inching up past 80, you may be embroiled with your mother well past the time your own hair turns white. The good news: Living longer means more time to make peace-and this book shows…  See more details below

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Iris Krasnow-mother, daughter, and bestselling journalist-tackles the toughest relationship in the lives of many grown women: the mother-daughter bond. With women’s life expectancy inching up past 80, you may be embroiled with your mother well past the time your own hair turns white. The good news: Living longer means more time to make peace-and this book shows you how. Drawing on her own experience with her colorful 85-year-old mother and the collective wisdom of more than 100 other adult daughters, Krasnow offers a fresh perspective on how to overcome the anger, guilt, and resentment that can destroy a family. The time to repair the bond is now, she reminds us: You can’t kiss and make up at her funeral. The key is to let go of the fantasy mom and embrace the flesh-and-blood woman, with all her flaws.

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Making up with mother is no easy business. In Iris Krasnow's I Am My Mother's Daughter, the experience begins at home: She writes about reconciling as an adult with her difficult, strongly opinionated 84-year-old mother. Krasnow draws on her own experiences and those of other baby-boomer women to show that it is never too late to ditch painful baggage and learn to love Mom anew.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465008384
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
08/01/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
588,904
File size:
244 KB

Meet the Author

Iris Krasnow is a journalist and professor of communications at American University, and the author of the bestselling Surrendering series. She has been a guest on “Oprah,” CNN, the “Today” show, “Good Morning America,” “CBS Morning Show,” NPR’s “All Things Considered,” and “The Hour of Power.” Krasnow began writing this book in response to her own mother’s deteriorating health. She lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom - Before It's Too Late 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Dustin Wood More than 1 year ago
it was very helpful between my mother and i
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish I could tell every daughter in the world that they must read this book. This book has the potential to be life changing for many women. I lost my own mother in 1995. Although we had a close relationship, it was not without some issues. This book helped me to see her in a new light. My reason for reading it at this time was due to a heartbreaking two year estrangement with my own grown daughter. I pray that some how she will find this book and read it, before it's too late.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book brought up so many issues that I wanted to explore with others I created my first ever book club to discuss with female friends their views and experiences.