Tangled Lives

Tangled Lives

Daughters, Mothers, and the Crucible of Aging

Book - 2000
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Houghton
The best-selling psychotherapist Lillian B. Rubin reflects on the struggle to forge an acceptable identity through middle age and into old age. She examines the lives of women as they grow from daughters into mothers, and move on into the intimidating territory of later years.

Baker & Taylor
An examination of the lives of women as they grow from daughters into mothers and move into old age illuminates the influence the mother-daughter bond has on a woman's identity, and the changes that come with aging.

Book News
Rubin, a sociologist and psychotherapist, examines the lives of women as they grow from daughters into mothers and move into the territory of old age. She draws on pivotal events from her own life to illuminate the powerful influence the mother-daughter bond has on a woman's identity, and the profound changes that come with aging. Lacks a subject index. Rubin is a researcher at the Institute for the Study of Social Change at the University of California-Berkeley. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
Dr. Lillian Rubin's book examines the lives of women as they grow from daughters into mothers and move on into the intimidating territory of old age. Tangled Lives uses pivotal events from the author's own life to illuminate the influence the mother-daughter bond has on a woman's identity, and the profound changes that come with aging.
Interweaving her present-day challenges with the story of her immigrant Jewish family's struggle, Dr. Rubin presents a tapestry of a contemporary woman's life. Her mother's death gives her occasion to reflect on her life's path: her father's sudden death when she was five, her mother's grueling labor in the New York garment industry before unions made the work barely tolerable, her own climb from poverty, and her lifelong battle with her mother. As she lies in a hospital bed recovering from a nearly fatal blood clot, she recounts triumphantly how, in defiance of her own troubled history with her mother, she forged a deep and meaningful relationship with her daughter.

Publisher: Boston : Beacon Press, c2000
ISBN: 9780807067949
0807067946
Characteristics: viii, 210 p. ; 23 cm

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