This look at the psychology of mothering focuses on how a mother's intense drive to protect and care for her children can sometimes result in her questioning her own parenting skills. With a special focus on how American society feeds into this phenomena, the author (who is a mother and a psychotherapist) examines the extreme fear, guilt, and worry sometimes associated with mothering. A New York Times Notable Book for 2003. Copyright (C) Muze Inc. 2005. For personal use only. All rights reserved.