It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters

It's a Girl: Women Writers on Raising Daughters

by Andrea J. Buchanan
     
 

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The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from "When are you due?" — has got to be "Are you having a girl or a boy?" When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her; visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding were the

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The most popular question any pregnant woman is asked — aside from "When are you due?" — has got to be "Are you having a girl or a boy?" When author Andrea Buchanan was pregnant with her daughter, she was thrilled to be expecting a girl. Some people were happy for her; visions of flouncy pink dresses and promises of mother-daughter bonding were the predictable responses. Other people, though, were concerned: "Is your husband OK with that?" "You can try again." "Girls are tough." This mixed message led her to explore the issue herself, with help from her fellow writers and moms, many of whom had had the same experience. As she did in It's a Boy: Women Writers on Raising Sons, Buchanan and her contributors take on what it's really like to raise a child-in this case, a girl-from babyhood to adulthood.

It's a Girl, is a wide-ranging, often humorous, and honest collection of essays about the experience of the mother-daughter bond, taking on topics like "princess power" ("Shining, Shimmering, Splendid"), adding a girl to a brood of boys ("Confessions of a Tomboy Mom"), dealing with a daughter's eating disorder ("The Food Rules"), and mothering "hardcore mini-feminists" ("Tough Girls").

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786746330
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
418 KB

Meet the Author

Andrea J. Buchanan is the author of Mother Shock, Literary Mama, and It's A Boy. Her work has been featured in the Christian Science Monitor, Parents, and Nick Jr. magazines; in the collection Breeder; and numerous other websites, including hipmama.com, phillymama.com, and her blog literary mama.com. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and two children, Emily and Nate.

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