Thursday, May 14, 2009

Non-Fiction Books

Recommended Non-Fiction, including 'Momoir':
(Austrlian titles marked with an *)

The Mommy Myth: The Idealization of Motherhood and How It Has Undermined Women - Susan Douglas J. and Meredith W. Michaels

The Mother of All Myths: How Society Moulds and Constrains Mothers - Aminatta Forna

The Mask of Motherhood: How Mothering Changes Everything and Why We Pretend It Doesn't - Susan Maushart*

Mother Reader: Essential Writings on Motherhood - Moyra Davey (ed)

Misconceptions: Truth, Lies and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood - Naomi Wolf

The Maternal is Political: Women Writers at the Intersection of Motherhood and Social Change - Shari MacDonald Strong (ed)

The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World is Still the Least Valued - Ann Crittenden

Maternal Theory: Essential Readings - Andrea O'Reilly (ed)

Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety - Judith Warner

Toxic Childhood: How the Modern World is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About It - Sue Palmer

Taking Parenting Public: The Case for a New Social Movement - Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Nancy Ranking, Cornel West (eds)

A Potent Spell - Janna Malamud Smith

The Myths of Motherhood: How Culture Reinvents the Good Mother - Shari L. Thurer

The Politics of Motherhood: Activist Voices from Left to Right - Alexis Jetter, Annelise Orleck, Diana Taylor (eds)

The Great Feminist Denial - Monica Dux, Zora Simic*

The Divided Heart: Art and Motherhood - Rachel Power*

Motherhood: How Should We Care For Our Children? - Anne Manne*

Mother Shock: Loving Every (Other) Minute of It - Andrea J. Buchanan

Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution - Adrienne Rich

A Better Woman - Susan Johnson*

Mommies Who Drink: Sex, Drugs and Other Distant Memories: True Tales of Modern Motherhood - Brett Paesel

Sue Goodwin - The Good Mother*

See also MOTHERS Book Bag for Recommendations

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