Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt by Peg StreepMean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt by Peg Streep

Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt

byPeg Streep

Hardcover | October 13, 2009

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Drawn from research and the real-life experiences of adult daughters, Mean Mothers illuminates one of the last cultural taboos: what happens when a woman does not or cannot love her own daughter. Peg Streep, co-author of the highly acclaimed Girl in the Mirror, has subtitled this important, eye-opening exploration of the darker side of maternal behavior, “Overcoming the Legacy of Hurt.” There are no psychopathic child abusers in Mean Mothers. Instead, this essential volume focuses on the more subtle forms of psychological damage inflicted by mothers on their unappreciated daughters—and offers help and support to those women who were forced to suffer a parent’s cruelty and neglect.

About The Author

Peg Streep is both the daughter of a mean mother and the devoted mother of an adult daughter. She is the author or coauthor of nine books, includingGirl in the Mirror: Mothers and Daughters in the Years of Adolescenceand the bestsellingNecessary Journeys: Letting Ourselves Learn from Life, both with Dr. Nancy L. Snyderman. Streep holds...

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Title:Mean Mothers: Overcoming the Legacy of HurtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.89 inPublished:October 13, 2009Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061651362

ISBN - 13:9780061651366

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