"[A] scathing, controversial and brilliant piece of writing. . .
. An essential read, whether or not you plan to have a child." -
"Ms. Badinter''s polemic is sardonic, urgent and gripping.
Sometimes it may sound as if she is advising mothers not even to
consider breastfeeding, or encouraging pregnant women to smoke and
drink. But she is only trying to re-dress the balance: this is a
cry for freedom." -THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"A sharp, engaging and iconoclastic writer, Badinter nimbly
traces the forces that have combined to glorify maternal
sacrifice." - MACLEAN''S
"One of those rare books with the power to change the way we
look at our world and change the choices we make." - THE GLOBE AND
"Provocative and rigorous. . . . Badinter''s impressive
imperative to own one''s own life, to take rigorous and energetic
responsibility, to cast off the silly or cowardly or frivolously
domestic ways, seems very appealing, and refreshing and brisk." -