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This pioneering book by the author of Women on Top plays a major role in our understanding of the powerful influence the mother/daughter bond has on a woman's identity, her relationships with men, and her self-esteem. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Nancy Friday investigates this feminine legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love that daughters hold for their mothers.

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Overview

This pioneering book by the author of Women on Top plays a major role in our understanding of the powerful influence the mother/daughter bond has on a woman's identity, her relationships with men, and her self-esteem. Through candid self-disclosure and hundreds of interviews, Nancy Friday investigates this feminine legacy and reveals the conflicting feelings of anger, hate, and love that daughters hold for their mothers.

Dell celebrates the l0th anniversary of this groundbreaking bestseller (3 million now in print) just in time for Mother's Day. Hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a landmark study, " My Mother/My Self explores a daughter's search for her own identity.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780385295703
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/1/1987
  • Edition description: Tenth Anniversary Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 448

Table of Contents

Author's Acknowledgments
Introduction to My Mother/My Self
Ch. 1 Mother Love 1
Ch. 2 A Time to Be Close 27
Ch. 3 A Time to Let Go 62
Ch. 4 Body Image and Menstruation 92
Ch. 5 Competition 132
Ch. 6 The Other Girls 171
Ch. 7 Surrogates and Models 192
Ch. 8 Men the Mystery 228
Ch. 9 The Loss of Virginity 254
Ch. 10 The Single Years 294
Ch. 11 Marriage: The Return to Symbiosis 337
Ch. 12 A Mother Dies. A Daughter is Born the Cycle Repeats 378
Notes 414
Bibliography 421
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