Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers

Lives Our Mothers Leave Us: Prominent Women Discuss the Complex, Humorous, and Ultimately Loving Relationships They Have with Their Mothers

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by Patti Davis
     
 

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The title The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us encapsulates what this book by Patti Davis is about. No matter what a woman achieves in her life, no matter how old she gets or whether or not she herself becomes a mother, she is always and forever a daughter.

 

The Women Whose Stories Are Included . . .

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The title The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us encapsulates what this book by Patti Davis is about. No matter what a woman achieves in her life, no matter how old she gets or whether or not she herself becomes a mother, she is always and forever a daughter.

 

The Women Whose Stories Are Included . . .

Patti Davis                    Anne Rice

Carolyn See                  Marg Helgenberger

Melissa Gilbert              Carnie Wilson

Rosanna Arquette         Mariel Hemingway

Anna Quindlen              Angelica Huston

Mary Kay Place            Ruby Dee

Faye Wattleton              Julianne Margulies

Lily Tomlin                    Diahann Carroll

Candice Bergen             Marianne Williamson

Lorna Luft                    Whoopie Goldberg

Alice Hoffman              Cokie Roberts

Kathy Smith

Linda Bloodworth Thomason

 

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"Sometime around the age of 40, most of us realize that our mothers live deep inside us," proclaims novelist Davis (TheLong Goodbye) in this series of interviews with more than 20 well-known women of a certain generation-Melissa Gilbert, Candice Bergen, Anjelica Huston, Whoopi Goldberg and Cokie Roberts, to name a few-about their relationships with their mothers. Some of the mothers led careers as entertainers (like Lorna Luft's mother, Liza Minnelli), activists and preachers, but many were wives, homemakers and divorcées. The result is a cross between reaffirming self-help book and candid women's narrative, with individual daughters' stories creating a kind of collective memoir. Readers may recognize traces of their own relationships with their mothers as these women recount histories of addiction, sickness and death, along with memories of friendship, strength and reconciliation. Davis interjects to offer uplifting, if boilerplate and unnecessary, interpretations of each woman's journey, but the voices of the daughters, now seasoned with age, contemplation and perspective, are reaffirming in their own right. (Apr.)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781401925192
Publisher:
Hay House, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2009
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
661,472
File size:
3 MB

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