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Spirals: A Woman's Journey Through Family Life
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Spirals: A Woman's Journey Through Family Life

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by Joan Gould
 

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This book examines the roles of women as wife and lover, mother and daughter, and grandmother and granddaughter, and describes how those roles change over the course of a woman's family life.

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This book examines the roles of women as wife and lover, mother and daughter, and grandmother and granddaughter, and describes how those roles change over the course of a woman's family life.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A practicing psychologist in Los Angeles, Grant offers advice on finding love on her syndicated radio program. She is sure to incite controversy with this report in which she accuses the feminist movement of fooling women into believing they can ``have it all.'' Case histories of the author's patients suggest that casual sex and striving for dominance in professional and business life have robbed these woman of love in a lasting partnership with a ``good man.'' Grant cites personal damages resulting when the so-called Amazon jettisons the other Jungian female aspectsMother, Madonnna and Courtesan. Only by acknowledging her biological self and developing a commitment to a man worthy of her can today's woman find true fulfillment and equality, the author argues. (April)
Library Journal
In this excellent book Gould focuses on her deepest feelings, as she shares what it means to be a daughter, wife, mother, mother-in-law, widow, and grandmother. She likens this progress through life to a spiral, rather than a straight line or a circle. Gould's poignant meditations are well written and touch universal themes. Although Gould discusses her husband's death to cancer, she doesn't dwell on being a wife and widow; rather she discusses the many roles of a woman throughout her adult life. Still, readers who enjoyed books like Lynn Caine's Widow (1974) will enjoy Spirals. Recommended for public libraries and women's studies collections. Susan A. McBride, L.R.C., Northeast Texas Community Coll., Mt. Pleasant

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307826459
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/31/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
File size:
2 MB

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