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Publisher's Summary

What makes stepmothering so hard? And why are we, as people and a culture, so hard on stepmothers? How can we make it easier?
Stepmonster is a truly unique and groundbreaking book for women with stepchildren, men with kids who repartner, adult stepchildren, and anyone who cares about them. It is a comprehensive, cross-cultural, research-based reconsideration of stepfamily dynamics - from the perspective of the stepmother. How does she think, act, and feel, and why? Part no-holds-barred memoir of stepmothering in the trenches, part analysis of why stepmothering is tough and steps women with stepkids can take to thrive, Stepmonster has been hailed as "the thinking woman's guide to stepmothering" and "life altering", igniting conversations, controversy, and changes in how we perceive and experience stepmothering.
©2009 Wednesday Martin (P)2015 Tantor
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Critic Reviews

"[Martin's] well-researched work delves into the animal world, fairy tales, psychology, and sociobiology...." (Library Journal)
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By Sloan on 04-07-16

A must for stepmothers or those thinking about it.

A book of validation and understanding for the hard feelings you'll have as a stepmother.

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By On the move on 10-24-17

Downer

I wound up stopping this book about half way because I was getting about 90% doom and gloom and 10% actual advice on how to navigate new waters.

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By Flora Di Medio on 06-12-16

Stepmonster

I urge all Step Mothers to read this book. It saved my Sanity and give me tremendous relief knowing the hell I was going through was normal. Wednesday Martin has done us all an incredible service writing this book.

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