Daughters whose mothers are showing signs of aging, and need more attention often suffer emotional and financial issues, as well as conflicting responsibilities. Many relationships between aging mothers and their daughters also reawaken old conflicts. Good Daughters is based on hundreds of interviews, spanning the daughter who is so close to her mother that she fears losing her; to the mother who is so toxic a daughter must “divorce” her to keep her own life on track. Good Daughters helps women put a complicated stage of their relationships into context, and reminds them that they are not alone, through the stories of others coping with similar situations.
Horace B. Deets, former Executive Director AARP— “Fascinating and informative…a valuable resource…a book I highly recommend.”