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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (455 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cokie Roberts Narrator: Cokie Roberts Publisher: HarperAudio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2009 ISBN:
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In this 10th anniversary edition of We Are Our Mothers' Daughters, renowned political commentator Cokie Roberts once again examines the nature of women's roles through the illuminating lens of her personal experience. From mother to mechanic, sister to soldier, Roberts reveals how much progress has now been made and how much further we have to go.

Updated and expanded to include a diverse new cast of women, including Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush, Billie Jean King, and others, this collection of essays offers tremendous insight into the opportunities and challenges that women encounter today.

Looking into the future, Roberts focuses on the question of What next? exploring how several women have begun to define themselves in the next stages of their life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 2/17/2014

    " Love Cokie and the love women have for their moms. We invited our moms (or daughters or friends) to book club when we read this. Originally read this in 1999. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anne | 2/15/2014

    " Intresting after reading the reviews, i think depending on age and how you grew up determines how you feel about this book. My first interview for a teaching job I was asked if I planned on getting pregnant soon. My husband and I could not teach in the same town even tho he was high school and I was elementary. I loved her insights into life. Was amazed on dates we were allowed to enter certain places. I had to think did I have women profs in college... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Aleta | 2/12/2014

    " Inspiring stories about women who wouldn't take no for an answer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vilo | 2/5/2014

    " I want to get this book in print so I can remember some of the "first woman to" references in many of these essays. The essays by journalist Cokie Roberts cover many topics of interest to women, especially the history of women's accomplishments but also stories of how family and friends support each other, how central those roles of mothers and daughters are no matter what else we are passionate about. Having seen women politicians I'm not sure that women will always be anti-war, family friendly leaders, but possibly more likely to be than men. This is by no means an anti-man book. Ms. Roberts is happily married, adored her father, loves her son and son-in-law, and shows how husbands were often their wives' biggest supporters (fathers often their daughters' biggest fans too). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 2/4/2014

    " This book is a series of essays on women that Cokie wrote. I wondered if I would like it and was very pleased that I did. It talks about many of the different relationships that women have in their lives. She clearly loves her family and causes you to reflect on your own family and friend relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 1/23/2014

    " It's astonishing to learn how recently most of the changes for women have taken place, like owning our own property along with the chances for all types of careers. Even at my age, I didn't realize that just about everything we now take for granted became law in the past 60-70 years. A lot more needs to be done, of course. Cokie Roberts details many different occupations through her interviews with women who lived through and helped facilitate the changes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 1/22/2014

    " So many amazing women! Cokie Robert's essays about the many facets of women and the strides we have made over the years was engrossing and empowering. I think SHE is a terrific reporter and author- and, a genuinely remarkable woman in her own right. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 kellymross | 1/19/2014

    " Just OK...better to read as essays than straight through. Was hoping for something more to celebrate Mother's Day, though I'm a big fan of Cokie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting and well-written essays about the progress (or lack thereof) in women's legal and social status in the U.S. Roberts examines issues related to a wide variety of occupations and professions and includes quite a bit of her own personal history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 1/13/2014

    " I just finished listening to this audiobook. Cokie Roberts has had an extraordinary life and has met women with some amazing stories. Cokie is a excellent story teller and reads her own book which adds to the enjoyment. I find the stories of these women inspirational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gretchen | 1/10/2014

    " Surprisingly, Cokie Roberts makes a case for women who are mothers first and something else as well. Really remarkable stories about women who worked really hard-not to have it all-but to make a difference. There is a new expanded version I couldn't find at the library. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 1/1/2014

    " I wanted to like this book, and it did have some lovely little vignettes, but I just couldn't get through it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie Wolfe | 12/19/2013

    " My mom got me this book...I haven't actually finished it as it's a series of essays, but they I'm savoring each one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 11/24/2013

    " I confess that I chose this one because I needed a small-ish book to take on a trip. I am familiar with Cokie Roberts through her work on NPR, and thought I'd give it a try. I enjoyed it. Full of personal anecdotes and historical facts, it was an interesting look at women in recent history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Catherine | 11/18/2013

    " Great stories of amazing women... needed to keep an open mind about her political views. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annie | 11/13/2013

    " Inspiring book profiling several influential women Roberts has known, including her mother, sister, and consumer advocate Esther Peterson (who happens to be a relative of mine.) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lesley | 11/8/2013

    " I found this very interesting. It was interesting to read about so many women, not in recent history even, who did so much to help women in the workplace. Plus, I liked hearing about the great accomplishments of so many women! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 9/29/2013

    " Pretty good compilation of essays about motherhood, balancing caretaking and careers and the important relationships between women and those they love. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 9/12/2013

    " Listened to during a white-knuckler drive to Northern Indiana. Cokie's retelling of her life story is a little gushy, but well-told overall. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 9/2/2013

    " I'm a huge fan of Cokie Roberts and her style of reporting and I learned more about what makes her tick from this book; however, I had hoped for something more to support the title. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara Haig | 7/14/2013

    " Even 12 years after it was written, it's still a good book, especially in light of the strides being made by those in the gay community. So unfortunate that we still have to deal with such discrimination. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tama | 5/7/2013

    " A remark Marilyn made reminded me that I read this book many years ago. I found it to be a must read book for women. It talks about the relationships women need with other women. It was positive and energizing. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruby | 4/8/2013

    " My sisters and my women friends mean so much to me. Don't know how I'd get through life without them. It made me happy to read Roberts' expressions of feelings similar to my own. I especially enjoyed learning about her admiration for her sister, who tragically died of cancer. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 12/4/2012

    " A lovely set of essays examining the many roles women fill in our lives and our country - her life is extremely fascinating and she shares candidly about her experience in many of these roles or experiences women throughout our history have had "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan | 7/9/2012

    " Read this for background right before Cokie came to speak at Winterthur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marianna | 4/22/2012

    " I wanted to like it, I really did. However, if it wasn't too Pollyanna, it was sexist horse poop. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 2/10/2012

    " Excellent brief history about the rise of women in politics and journalism. Also, a most interesting autobiography that focuses on the importance of women (sister, aunts & friends) in Cokie Roberts' life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 1/19/2012

    " I listened to an update of this book on CD. I like Cokie Roberts and have read other books of hers. I found parts of this very interesting but some of it seemed a little repetitious. However, if you like her, you will probably find this worth listening to. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cici | 7/24/2011

    " I loved it. There were so many interesting insights to our mother's generation and intellectual development. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Molly | 6/11/2011

    " I got tired of this one mid-way through. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alicia_love | 6/8/2011

    " I loved it. So well written and I learned so much about our history that isn't taught in history class - and it all had to do with women! Such a good book! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 3/18/2011

    " I'm a huge fan of Cokie Roberts and her style of reporting and I learned more about what makes her tick from this book; however, I had hoped for something more to support the title. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindy | 3/6/2011

    " Love Cokie and the love women have for their moms. We invited our moms (or daughters or friends) to book club when we read this. Originally read this in 1999. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Emily | 9/18/2010

    " I wanted to like this book, and it did have some lovely little vignettes, but I just couldn't get through it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sally | 7/26/2010

    " This book is such a tribute to her mother and to parenthood. We laugh about our family 'ways' but I found that we need to cherish the quirks and traits of our families. Cokie writes in such a way that it reads like she is talking to me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kris | 4/12/2010

    " I confess that I chose this one because I needed a small-ish book to take on a trip. I am familiar with Cokie Roberts through her work on NPR, and thought I'd give it a try. I enjoyed it. Full of personal anecdotes and historical facts, it was an interesting look at women in recent history. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mara | 3/7/2010

    " Listened to during a white-knuckler drive to Northern Indiana. Cokie's retelling of her life story is a little gushy, but well-told overall. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruby | 2/16/2010

    " My sisters and my women friends mean so much to me. Don't know how I'd get through life without them. It made me happy to read Roberts' expressions of feelings similar to my own. I especially enjoyed learning about her admiration for her sister, who tragically died of cancer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan | 11/22/2009

    " So many amazing women! Cokie Robert's essays about the many facets of women and the strides we have made over the years was engrossing and empowering. I think SHE is a terrific reporter and author- and, a genuinely remarkable woman in her own right. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 9/28/2009

    " My mom got me this book...I haven't actually finished it as it's a series of essays, but they I'm savoring each one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ellen | 9/14/2009

    " Enjoyable book. Inspiring stories about the progress women have made in so many different industries while noting there is still a long way to go towards equality. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 8/30/2009

    " I just finished listening to this audiobook. Cokie Roberts has had an extraordinary life and has met women with some amazing stories. Cokie is a excellent story teller and reads her own book which adds to the enjoyment. I find the stories of these women inspirational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krystal | 8/8/2009

    " A lovely set of essays examining the many roles women fill in our lives and our country - her life is extremely fascinating and she shares candidly about her experience in many of these roles or experiences women throughout our history have had "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tama | 6/29/2009

    " A remark Marilyn made reminded me that I read this book many years ago. I found it to be a must read book for women. It talks about the relationships women need with other women. It was positive and energizing. "

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