Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

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Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety

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Manic cake-baking at midnight. After-school activities and young social lives that require dedicated and complex organisation. Mother-of-the-birthday-boy meltdowns. No Sex. No Nights out. No Sleep. Ever. Whats wrong with this picture? Thats the question Judith Warner asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work an Manic cake-baking at midnight. After-school activities and young social lives that require dedicated and complex organisation. Mother-of-the-birthday-boy meltdowns. No Sex. No Nights out. No Sleep. Ever. Whats wrong with this picture? Thats the question Judith Warner asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work and in bed with unhappy husbands. By moving personally between the worlds of stay-at-home and working motherhood, interviewing numerous women and reading and seeing what our popular culture and politicians had to offer on the subject of motherhood in our time, Warner comes to a stark conclusion: that what is now happening in the culture of motherhood is nothing less that perfect madness. Written in a lively, accessible and often amusing tone, this is a book that all mothers will be able to relate to.

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Manic cake-baking at midnight. After-school activities and young social lives that require dedicated and complex organisation. Mother-of-the-birthday-boy meltdowns. No Sex. No Nights out. No Sleep. Ever. Whats wrong with this picture? Thats the question Judith Warner asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work an Manic cake-baking at midnight. After-school activities and young social lives that require dedicated and complex organisation. Mother-of-the-birthday-boy meltdowns. No Sex. No Nights out. No Sleep. Ever. Whats wrong with this picture? Thats the question Judith Warner asked herself after taking a good, hard look at the world of modern motherhood, at anxious women at work and in bed with unhappy husbands. By moving personally between the worlds of stay-at-home and working motherhood, interviewing numerous women and reading and seeing what our popular culture and politicians had to offer on the subject of motherhood in our time, Warner comes to a stark conclusion: that what is now happening in the culture of motherhood is nothing less that perfect madness. Written in a lively, accessible and often amusing tone, this is a book that all mothers will be able to relate to.
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Title Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety Height 13.4
Judith Warner Width 2.5
ISBN-13 9780091907167 Binding Paperback
ISBN-10 #0091907160 Spine Width
Publisher Vermilion Pages 336
Edition 2010 Availability Out Of Stock

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