I Am My Mother's Daughter: Making Peace with Mom--Before It's Too Lateby Iris Krasnow
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
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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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 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.
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.
it was very helpful between my mother and i
What an inspiring book. I am so glad I read this. I have an estranged daughter (5+ years). Everyone but she knows she is going to have regrets once she no longer has a Mom. I do not want her to have to live with those regrets for the rest of her life, but she is the one in control. This book is a MUST read for any Mother or Daughter. It should be an awakening for all daughters who for some reason or another are estranged from their Mothers. Mothers always love unconditionally and all they ask in return is to be loved.