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Because I Said So: 33 Mothers Write About Children, Sex, Men, Aging, Faith, Race & Themselves
Skip the flowers and candy this Mother's Day, and buy this book instead. - Publishers Weekly
Because I Said So is a new collection of fiercely honest essays that captures the challenges of motherhood in the twenty-first century as no other book has. Deeply thoughtful and enlightening, the stories range from the anguish of giving up child custody to the guilt of having sex in an era of sexless marriages; from learning to love the full-speed testosterone chaos of boys to raising girls in a perversely sexualized culture; from facing racial and religious intolerance with your children to surviving cancer and rap simultaneously. Told in prose that is as unabashedly frank as it is lyrical, this is the collective voice of real mothers in all their humor, anger, vulnerability, grace, and glory.
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