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From Wednesday Martin, the bestselling author of Primates of Park Avenue, comes this honest and groundbreaking guide to understanding the complicated emotions that develop between stepmothers and children.

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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.

"[Martin's] well-researched work delves into the animal world, fairy tales, psychology, and sociobiology…" ---Library Journal

"[Martin's] insights and advice are more clear and articulate than those offered in any other book on the subject that's currently available." ---LA Examiner

"Fascinating... Informative and carefully researched." ---Salon.com


A New Look at Why Real Stepmothers Think, Feel, and Act the Way We Do

Author Wednesday Martin

Narrated by Cris Dukehart

Publication date Sep 29, 2015

Running time 11 hrs 4 min

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