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  • Author:
    Phyllis Chesler
  • ISBN:
    0690018355
  • ISBN13:
    978-0690018356
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    Thunder's Mouth Pr (April 1, 1998)
  • Pages:
    289 pages
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In With Child: A Diary of Motherhood, Chesler explored the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of "newborn" motherhood in psychological, spiritual, and mythic terms.

In With Child: A Diary of Motherhood, Chesler explored the experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the first year of "newborn" motherhood in psychological, spiritual, and mythic terms. The book was endorsed by both men (Alan Alda, Gerold Frank) and women (Judy Collins, Tillie Olsen, Marilyn French). For example, Susan Brownmiller wrote, "The sweet, clear voice of these Letters should reach across the generation gap like Joshua's trumpet. This is Phyllis Chesler writing at the top of her form. Gloria Steinem endorsed the book and found it a "warm, personal, political, irresistible guide for young feminists, women and me.

With Child: A Diary of Motherhood is a non-fiction book by Phyllis Chesler, a feminist who gave birth to a son, published on October 26, 1979 by T. Y. Crowell. Caroline Seebohm of The New York Times wrote that wrote that Chesler's status as one of several "so-called radical feminists" is a characteristic that "stands out of the crowd". Seebohm expressed admiration for the development of the book since Chesler expressed a commonality with other women going through motherhood.

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Chesler writes of her experiences of pregnancy and motherhood and her attempts to understand just what she is looking for in her child. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. Phyllis Chesler (Author), Ariel Chesler (Preface).

With Child: A Diary of Motherhood. by Phyllis Chesler and Ariel Chesler. With Child - Phyllis Chesler. This diary of acclaimed psychologist and radical feminist icon Phyllis Chesler was a pioneering work when it was first published in 1979. A look into the second wave of feminism and the era's changing attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy, With Child-now with an updated preface from her son-remains relevant for mothers today. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere. With Child is more than just a book to me.

Download books for free A look into the second wave of feminism and the era’s changing attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy, With.

Download books for free. A look into the second wave of feminism and the era’s changing attitudes toward motherhood and pregnancy, With Child-now with an updated preface from her son-remains relevant for mothers today.

Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology at City University of New York. She has lectured and organized political, legal, religious, and human rights campaigns in the United States, Canada, Europe, Israel, and the Far East. Praise for A Politically Incorrect Feminist: Phyllis Chesler stands out among women in general and feminists in particular. In this dark age of identity politics, when the rights of millions of women are sacrificed at the altar of intersectionality, Phyllis Chesler keeps us all focused on universal human rights for all women.

This diary of acclaimed psychologist and radical feminist icon Phyllis Chesler was a pioneering work when it was .

This diary of acclaimed psychologist and radical feminist icon Phyllis Chesler was a pioneering work when it was first published in 1979.

Motherhood, however, almost does her in, for Chesler at age 37 wants it all: younger husband David, a student, will act as primary caretaker but she will breastfeed and continue as breadwinner-her writing career supports th. .

Motherhood, however, almost does her in, for Chesler at age 37 wants it all: younger husband David, a student, will act as primary caretaker but she will breastfeed and continue as breadwinner-her writing career supports the family. Within days, of course, things fall apart. "Never have I known such exhaustion. A Mother is a woman alone. The Feminist has a baby-a son-and her evocation of that double-edged experience is candid and lively but limited by its elitist orientation.

A leading feminist, Chesler writes openly and candidly of her experiences, at age thirty-seven, of pregnancy and motherhood and her attempts to understand just what she is looking for in the child she has brought into the world

Ballazan
I have read this book off and on in the years since its publication. While I'm astonished at the fact that Ms. Chesler had FOUR abortions before she gave birth to her son Ariel (was she ignorant of the fact that birth control was available?), it was very interesting to read her day-to-day diary of her thoughts and experiences with family and friends, especially with her own mother about whom she goes from highly critical to almost worshipful, as her pregnancy progressed. Her dialogue with her unborn child is sweet and very personal. She had a tough time after Ariel's birth; it certainly made me feel privileged to have been able to stay home and raise my children....and I did not go insane! Anyway, it's an interesting read and I would recommend it. I wonder what Ms. Chesler thinks of the way her own daughter-in-law is raising her and her son's child. Maybe a follow-up book, "With Grandchild"?
Fek
With Child: A Diary of Motherhood
The complexities and challenges of becoming a mother has not been a central concern of second-wave feminism, but most feminists do also become mothers. In this thoughtful and insightful book, Dr. Phyllis Chesler, a leading radical feminist scholar and author, explores the feelings, thoughts, physical changes and many pragmatic issues surrounding the birth of a first child. She was criticized by a few other feminists at the time for examining this traditionally female concern, but with her characteristic independence of movement pressures and norms, Dr. Chesler produced this little gem which remains relevant, beautifully written, and valuable to young women facing motherhood today.
Dr. Robert Brannon, Brooklyn College Psychology Dept.
Onoxyleili
Phyllis Chesler's book, With Child: A Diary of Motherhood, stands the test of time, because it is so honest, open, scrupulously detailed about becoming and being a mother. Her writing is brilliant here, as is all of her work, and it is powerful. Reading it will make mothers feel less alone, less weird, less bewildered, and more supported. And fathers should read it so that they can grasp what experiences and feelings any parent might have and what ones are more likely to have an impact on mothers.
Gaeuney
First of all, I loved it that Chesler's all-grown-up son wrote the preface. In a way, that's the most important review there can be of her book. He appreciates her and all she did for him; he's proud of her, and he loves her. And in general, though certainly she writes about the difficulties - both her personal situation and responses and also the universal ones - it is clear that being a mother has given her joy.