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The Mother Dance

About the Book

The Mother Dance

Despite wall-to-wall books on parenting, there is a conspicuous silence about the mother's experience of mothering and how her life and relationships are transformed when children come along. This is a book about being a mother-what it does and what it feels like from the inside. 

A mother and psychologist, Lerner combines personal tales with vivid examples to explore the complexity, truth, and turbulence surrounding motherhood. She reveals how children are the greatest teachers of life's most profound spiritual lessons, and she offers her best advice to help mothers make sense of an overwhelming experience. 

With stories that run the gamut from the hilarious to the sobering, Lerner spells out what happens to a woman-and her relationships-from the time when the first baby comes along all the way to the empty nest.

The Mother Dance
by Harriet Lerner

  • Publication Date: April 21, 1998
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0060187689
  • ISBN-13: 9780060187682