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  • The 7 Stages of Motherhood

  • Making the Most of Your Life as a Mom
  • By: Ann Pleshette Murphy
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 10 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 26
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 7
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6

While dozens of parenting books address child development, Ann Pleshette Murphy's The 7 Stages of Motherhood addresses the development of mothers, who are transformed right alongside their children. As the former editor of Parents magazine and current parenting contributor to Good Morning America, Murphy brings the voices of the experts and a decade of her own knowledge and unforgettable stories from her own life to bear on this book.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Focus on the Mother's Psyche

  • By Jean on 01-14-05

Nice overall story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-04-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Quite a good read, no matter where you are in motherhood.

Any additional comments?

Wonderful 50k view of motherhood with several anecdotes that are compelling.

  • Against Depression

  • By: Peter D. Kramer
  • Narrated by: Peter D. Kramer
  • Length: 6 hrs and 12 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 74
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 17

A decade ago, with his breakaway best seller, Listening to Prozac, Peter Kramer revolutionized the way we think about antidepressants and the culture in which they are so widely used. Now, he returns with a profound and original look at the condition those medications treat, depression. He asks: If we could eradicate depression so that no human being ever suffered it again, would we?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If you do know medical terminology

  • By Kathy on 08-25-05

If you do know medical terminology

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-25-05

I found this book incredibly interesting and informative. The author both gives examples and describes the concepts and research behind depression. His premise that depression is seen differently from other physical illnesses and even mental illnesses, likely because of "charm", is really fresh and interesting. However, you come away with the idea that if your amygdala is shrunken, you are sunk. One of the best reads I've had thus far.

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