Book review of “The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality,” edited by Avital Norman Nathman

My book review of The Good Mother Myth:  Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality (edited by Avital Norman Nathman) was published on Brain / Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers on Dec. 27, 2013. Click here for the link.


Review of “Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture”

Women’s Review of Books, Jan/Feb 2013.  Review of Those Girls: Single Women in Sixties and Seventies Popular Culture, by Katherine J. Lehman. Download PDF.


When We Were Free to Be: Revisiting a Children’s Classic on its 40th Anniversary


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Review of Setting the Table for Julia Child: Gourmet Dining in America, 1934 – 1961, by David Strauss.


Adult Education

A Review of Stephanie Coontz, A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s, and Stephanie Staal, Reading Women: How the Great Books of Feminism Changed My Life

The Women’s Review of Books

Let the Sun Shine

Review of Gretchen Lemke-Santangelo, Daughters of Aquarius:  Women of the Sixties Counterculture


The Awesome Body

Review of Courtney E. Martin, Perfect Girls, Starving Daughters: The Frightening New Normalcy of Hating Your Body, Gina Kolata, Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss—and The Myths, and Realities, of Dieting, and Jennifer Ackerman, Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink, Dream: A Day in the Life of Your Body

The Women’s Review of ­­­Books

“The Red Leather Diary,” by Lily Koppel

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The Stay-At-Home Pushmepullyou

Review of Pamela Stone, Opting Out? Why Women Really Quit Careers and Head Home, and Sylvia Ann Hewlett, On Ramps and Off-Ramps: Keeping Talented Women on the Road to Success

The Women’s Review of Books

A Journalist Uncovers her Father’s Secret Past

Review of Lucinda Franks, My Father’s Secret War: A Memoir


The Victorian Martha Stewart

Review of Kathryn Hughes, The Short Life and Long Times of Mrs. Beeton: The First Domestic Goddess

The Women’s Review of Books

Book Review

Review of Rima D. Apple, Perfect Motherhood: Science and Childrearing in America and Jane L. Rankin, Parenting Experts: Their Advice, The Research, and Getting it Right

Brain, Child: The Magazine for Thinking Mothers

A Writer’s Intimate Portrait of her Parents

Review of Francine DuPlessix Gray, Them: A Memoir of Parents


Sober Husbands and Supportive Wives: Marital Dramas of Alcoholism in Post-World War Two America

An essay in Altering American Consciousness: Essays on the History of Alcohol and Drug Use in the United States, edited by Sarah W. Tracy and Caroline J. Acker. (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004)


Sex in the Schools: Adolescence, Sexuality and Social Reform

Review of Jeffrey P. Moran, Teaching Sex: The Shaping of the Adolescence in the 20th Century

Reviews in American History

Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in American Families


Home-grown Radical or Home-bound Housewife? Rethinking the Origins of 1960s Feminism through the Life and Work of Betty Friedan

Review of Daniel Horowitz, Betty Friedan and the Making of The Feminine Mystique


Decorating the Dining Room: Still-Life Chromolithographs and Domestic Ideology in Nineteenth-Century America