We Are Our Mothers Daughters\'


Book Review
We Are Our Mothersí Daughters
News correspondent Cokie Roberts, author of a meaningful book titled We are
Our Mothersí Daughters, published in 1998, call number 001-170, discusses significant
issues facing women today in her book. She takes her readers on a personal and political
journey, exploring the diverse roles women have played throughout American history and
the connections and distinctions among different generations of women. On a personal
level, each essay is an introduction to several of the fascination women Roberts has
encountered during the course of her reporting career; she also relates powerful and
moving life stories about the women in her life, like her mother former Congresswoman
Lindy Boggs.
Roberts style is unique. Roberts takes you through intimate stories of
extraordinary women; these women become the beginning for more extensive discussions
of womenís position in politics, business, motherhood, and marriage, as well as other
issues. Roberts examines the nature of womenís roles, from mother to mechanic, sister to
soldier, from her personal experience. Roberts is very sincere to her feelings in her writing
in this book. I felt just as she was happy or sad.
She begins her writing with the intense story of her sister, whom dies from cancer
at a young age. The story of her mothers life as a politician next. Roberts also, wrote
about an aunt of hers, a soldier, mechanic, friend, reporter, civil rights activist, wife, and
an enterpriser. She concludes her book by her last chapter titled A Womenís Place. She
discusses all the important roles of the women she wrote about and how they tie together.
A womenís place is everywhere and anywhere in todayís world.
She worked her writing by writing about the women that were close to her and
extended from there to other fascinating women she encountered in her career. Roberts
dedicated a chapter to each women she wrote about.
This book from my view is sensitive, strait forward, and perceptive. It also shows
such a diversity of choices and perspectives available to women today and greatly affirms
the bond of females powerful inter connection among all women, whatever their
background. I would suggest anyone interested in where a women belong and the history
of women should read this selection. Itís just one of those bookes, where from start to end
you might cry or laugh. I garuntee when you begin to read, you will not want to stop till
you have read the entire book.