Mothers Talk Back by Margaret Dragu

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Humorous, ribald, powerful, and filled with wisdom, anecdotes, and shared affirmations, this collection of voices—single and working moms, moms creating extended families, a mom with a special-needs child, moms trying to balance their needs against those of their children—celebrates the quiet heroism of mothers. Inspired by Margaret Dragu's radio program, this book features 15 true accounts of mothering—not the baby-blue-and-pink, sanitized nursery rhyme presented in the popular media, but explorations of the enormous (and underacknowledged) transformation that motherhood brings to a woman's sense of self, her mate, her body, and her connection to mothers throughout history.
 

About Margaret Dragu

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Margaret Dragu is an artist and writer. She lives on the Fraser River in British Columbia. Sarah Sheard is a novelist and editor. She lives in Toronto, Ontario.
 
Published April 1, 1992 by ECW Press. 176 pages
Genres: Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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These interviews with 15 mostly Canadian mothers--middle-class and poor, black and white, lesbian and even a man who views himself as a ``male mother''--aim ``to cut the crap about motherhood,'' to share the difficulties of an oft-sentimentalized status.

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