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Perfect Madness by Judith Warner
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Dec 21, 09

I was going through a phase where I just happened to be reading books by many urban East Coasters, and I was amazed at how neurotic they seem to be. This covers the specific pressures of motherhood, and yes, if everyone else is going in that direction, it would be hard not to pick up on the neurosis, even if your natural tendency was towards sanity.

Warner was able to provide an alternate perspective, having also spent time in Europe, where mothers receive more support, and face less pressure. She does not seem to get what can be good about being a stay-at-home mother, which may put off some readers, but still has some points worth thinking about.

I wonder how her perspective would change if she ever got to experience the Pacific Northwest.
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