My Mother My Self

Author: Nancy Friday
Editor: Dell Publishing Company
Size: 13,66 MB
Format: PDF
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A candid exploration of the mother-daughter relationship probes the private emotions, pains, joys, and secrets and charts the stages of a woman's life

My Mother Myself

Author: Chako Wada
ISBN: 9781105528156
Size: 12,46 MB
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Autobiographical account of a Japanese diplomat's daughter, speaking candidly about herself, her family, the family she married into, and her relatives. Her life of struggle coping with her mother, who in her eyes, was not normal.

My Mother My Daughter My Self

ISBN: 9781911383055
Size: 10,62 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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My Mother My Sister Myself

Author: Annamarie Schmidt
Editor: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602471533
Size: 10,13 MB
Format: PDF
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Do you know the year your mother was born? My Mother, My Sister, Myself is a book of Christian Poetry. This beautifully written, God-inspired poetry is a reflection of Annamarie's life?past and present. She got the title of her book, My Mother My Sister Myself, from a poem she had written to her mother after her sister Carole had passed away from breast cancer.

My Mother My Mirror

Author: Laura Arens Fuerstein
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572245697
Size: 11,96 MB
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Explores how mothers can unwittingly pass their own self-esteem and body image issues to their daughters, and includes advice on how to overcome these negative messages.


Author: C. K. Williams
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466880600
Size: 11,51 MB
Format: PDF
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An intense, refractory memoir by a major poet Misgivings is C. K. Williams's searing recollection of his family's extreme dynamics and of his parents' deaths after years of struggle, bitterness, and inner conflict. Like Kafka's self-revealing Letter to His Father, Misgivings is full of doubt, both philosophical and personal, but as a work of art it is sure and true. Williams's father was an "ordinary businessman"--angry, demanding, addicted to the tension he created with the people he loved; a man who could read the Greek myths aloud to his son yet vowed never to apologize to anybody. His mother was a housewife, a woman with a great capacity for pleasure, who was stoical about the family's dire early poverty yet remained affected by it even when they became well-off. Together, these two formed what Williams calls the "conspiracy that made me who I am." His account of their life together and their deaths--his father's with suicidal despair, and his mother's with calm resignation--is a literary form of the reconciliation the family achieved at the end of his parents' lives. And as literary form it is novel, a series of brilliant short takes, a double helix of experience and recollection. Few contemporary writers have understood their origins so acutely, or so eloquently.

Burnpile Surviving The Crash My Mother And Myself

Author: Kelly L. Thomas
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062675743
Size: 20,41 MB
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My Father And Myself

Author: J. R. Ackerley
Editor: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590175263
Size: 19,39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When his father died, J. R. Ackerley was shocked to discover that he had led a secret life. And after Ackerley himself died, he left a surprise of his own—this coolly considered, unsparingly honest account of his quest to find out the whole truth about the man who had always eluded him in life. But Ackerley’s pursuit of his father is also an exploration of the self, making My Father and Myself a pioneering record, at once sexually explicit and emotionally charged, of life as a gay man. This witty, sorrowful, and beautiful book is a classic of twentieth-century memoir.

Becoming My Mother S Daughter

Author: Erika Gottlieb
Editor: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554586917
Size: 16,91 MB
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Becoming My Mother’s Daughter: A Story of Survival and Renewal tells the story of three generations of a Jewish Hungarian family whose fate has been inextricably bound up with the turbulent history of Europe, from the First World War through the Holocaust and the communist takeover after World War II, to the family’s dramatic escape and emmigration to Canada. The emotional centre and narrative voice of the story belong to Eva, an artist, dreamer, and writer trying to work through her complex and deep relationship with her mother, whose portrait she cannot paint until she completes her journey through memory. The core of the book is Eva’s riveting recollection of the last months of World War II in Budapest, seen through a child’s eyes, and is reminiscent in its power of scenes in Joy Kogawa’s Obasan. Exploring the bond between generations of mothers and daughters, the book illustrates the struggle between the need for independence and the search for continuity, the significant impact of childhood on adult life, the reshaping of personality in immigration, the importance of dreams in making us face reality, and the redemptive power of memory. Illustrations by the author throughout the book, some in colour, enhance the story.

Mother And Daughter Reflections

Author: Pat Ross
Editor: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449441262
Size: 14,79 MB
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Author Pat Ross explores the bonds of mother, daughter relationships in Mother and Daughter Reflections. The many facets of this richly embroidered theme unfold before the reader's eyes in sixty-five revealing black-and-white images. These photographs are both vintage and contemporary and include posed portraits as well as spontaneous snapshots. The ages and stages of mothers and daughters are easily recognizable and familiar. A timeless image captures a touching moment after a daughter's birth; another shows a hair-combing session where both the hair and the relationship obviously have grown somewhat more tangled; yet another shows undeniable support and affection in seasoned smiles. As readers pour over these rich images, they will surely identify with the many moments and feelings shared between mothers and daughters of all ages, both yesterday and today. Pat Ross pairs engaging photographs with sensitive, and often witty, passages from the writings of a varied group of expressive women-from little-known historical pieces to selections by writers such as Anne Morrow Lindbergh, Kaye Gibbons, Louise Bernikow, and Nancy Friday. This extraordinary collection nurtures as it celebrates the powerful ties between mothers and their daughters. These ties can be as varied as mothers and daughters themselves-quiet, dynamic, highly charged, playful, affectionate, sustaining, constant, offering unconditional love and searching for it still. There is something in Mother and Daughter Reflections for every woman-generations of mothers and daughters, sisters, and other loving women in one's life.