The Common Thread

Mothers and Daughters: The Bond We Never Outgrow

by Martha Manning

On Sale: 04/01/2003

The Common Thread

Mothers and Daughters: The Bond We Never Outgrow

by Martha Manning

On Sale: 04/01/2003

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About the Book

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning offers mothers and daughters of all ages a new way to understand each other. Challenging the accepted premise that this powerful bond must be severed for emotional growth, Manning shows us why this precious attachment is never outgrown, how, if it is damaged, it can be healed, and what will enrich this lifelong commitment while fostering essential independence. The key is empathy, and Manning provides potent tools to help us build stronger ties and celebrate the crazy twists, joys, and secrets inherent in this most glorious of life connections.

Combining personal experiences and scrupulous research, The Common Thread helps each of us develop a mutually empowering relationship -- and laugh, too -- as we more deeply connect with and appreciate the mother or daughter we love.

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Critical Praise

“An engaging look at how to become actively empathetic.” - Kirkus Reviews

"Poignant, witty, often caustic... Manning's meditations will appeal to thoughtful readers of every persuasion." - Library Journal

“A convincing testament to the inexorable cruelty of depression and a frightening reminder of its unprejudiced choice of victims.” - New York Times Book Review

"Full of unexpected delights...honest, hilarious, full of hope." - Dallas Morning News

"Humor, candor, and a respect for the power of image and metaphor to heal." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"A moving and engaging journal....I found myself laughing out loud." - Washington Post

"An absolutely absorbing read." - USA Today

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780380803798
  • ISBN 10: 0380803798
  • Imprint: William Morrow Paperbacks
  • On Sale: 04/01/2003
  • Pages: 368
  • List Price:15.99 CAD
  • BISAC1 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Parent & Adult Child
  • BISAC2 : FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Motherhood
  • BISAC3 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies

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