Hardcover: 128 pages
Publisher: William Morrow
First Printing; 1998
Condition: The book and dust jacket are in nearly-new condition.
About "We are Our Mothers' Daughters":
"What is woman's place? That's been the hot question of my adult life" says Cokie Roberts.
In this bestselling collection of essays, the renowned news correspondent examines the nature of women's roles -- from mother to mechanic, sister to soldier -- through the illuminating lens of her personal experience. Each essay introduces us to several of the fascinating women Roberts has encountered during the course of her reporting career; she also relates moving anecdotes about the women in her own life such as her mother, former congresswoman Lindy Boggs. These intimate portraits of women become the springboard for more extensive discussions of women's issues, such as the role of women in politics, business, motherhood, and marriage.
Sensitive, straightforward and perceptive, "We Are Our Mothers' Daughters" celebrates the diversity of choices and perspectives available to women today and affirms the bond of female solidarity -- a vital, powerful interconnection among all women, whatever their background.
From the Back Cover
When we lived in Greece we used to go to the beach at Marathon .... Looking out to sea, I could imagine the frightening Persian fleet attacking, the brave Athenian soldiers defending their democracy. A great mound that was supposed to cover the Persian dead stood as a reminder of the oft-told tales of the courageous deeds of those long-ago men. After we had been going to Marathon for a while, we found nestled in the hills another site, one that never made the history books but made me marvel more. It dated back thousands of years earlier than the famous battle, and a tiny museum had been erected to display the findings. Here was nothing of heroic dimensions, nothing on a grand scale: in one case, needles, buttons; in another, jewelry, pots for makeup; in another, frying pans and toys. Here the objects from the everyday lives of women from thousands of years ago overwhelmed me with their familiarity. I could have opened the cases, put on their jewels, and taken up their tools, picked up where they left off without a moment's hesitation or confusion .... That little museum has always symbolized for me the great strength of women. We are connected throughout time and regardless of place. We are our mothers' daughters.
About the Author
Cokie Roberts is a political commentator for ABC News and serves as senior news analyst for National Public Radio. From 1996 to 2002, she and Sam Donaldson co-anchored the weekly ABC interview program, This Week. In addition to broadcasting, Roberts and her husband, Steven V. Roberts, write a syndicated weekly column, are contributing editors to USA Magazine, and wrote From This Day Forward, an account of their more than thirty-five-year marriage and other marriages in American history. Cokie Roberts is the mother of two and grandmother of four.