Forget “Having It All”: How America Messed Up Motherhood, and How to Fix It

Reporter Westervelt argues in this forceful call to arms that American mothers have long suffered from institutional sexism, and she proposes bold political and cultural shifts intended to put mothers on an equal footing with men.
— Publisher's Weekly

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About the book


You may have noticed lately that American mothers are stressed out. A couple years ago, I went looking for a book that would tell me why, give me the history of it, how the notion of “motherhood” the identity of “mother” had been formed in America. I didn’t find it, so I decided to write it. After hundreds of interviews and a lot of hours spent researching through the archives in the Library of Congress, it’s finally here! Or nearly here anyway. Pub date is November 13th, and you can pre-order it from any of the fine retailers linked below.

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