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Title The bitch in the house : 26 women tell the truth about sex, solitude, work, motherhood, and marriage / edited by Cathi Hanauer ; featuring all original essays by Ellen Gilchrist ... [and others].
Imprint New York : William Morrow, [2002]
Edition First edition.

Subject Women -- United States -- Social conditions -- Case studies.
Interpersonal relations -- United States -- Case studies.
Alt Name Hanauer, Cathi.
Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-
Description xix, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Edition First edition.
Contents Excuse me while I explode: my mother, myself, my anger / E.S. Maduro -- Getting the milk for free / Veronica Chambers -- Crossing to safety / Jen Marshall -- Moving in, moving out, moving on / Sarah Miller -- Papa don't preach / Kerry Herlihy -- Memoirs of an ex-bride: looking back, looking ahead / Daphne Merkin -- I do, not: why I won't marry / Catherine Newman -- Killing the Puritan within / Kate Christensen -- Houseguest hell: my home is not your home / Chitra Divakaruni -- A man in the heart / Hazel McClay -- Why I hate that my mother was right (well, about most things): turning into Elizabeth Taylor / Karen Karbo -- How we became strangers / Jill Bialosky -- Erotics 102: staying bad, staying married / Cynthia Kling -- My marriage, my affairs / Hannah Pine -- My mother's ring: caught between two families / Helen Schulman -- Attila the honey I'm home / Kristin van Ogtrop -- The myth of co-parenting: how it was supposed to be, how it was / Hope Edelman -- Daddy dearest: what happens when he does more than his half? / Laurie Abraham -- Crossing the line in the sand: how mad can mother get? / Elissa Schappell -- Maternal bitch / Susan Squire -- The origin, procreation, and hopes of an angry feminist / Natalie Angier -- Married at 46: the agony and the ecstasy / Nancy Wartik -- The fat lady sings / Natalie Kusz -- The middle way: learning to balance family and work / Ellen Gilchrist -- What independence has come to mean to me: the pain of solitude, the pleasure of self-knowledge / Vivian Gornick -- The perfect equality of our separate chosen paths: becoming a mother, or not / Pam Houston.
ISBN 0066211662 (hardcover)
0060936460 (trade pbk.)
OCLC # 49226079
Table of Contents
IMe, Myself, and I 
  Excuse Me While I Explode: My Mother, Myself, My Anger / E. S. Maduro3
  Getting the Milk for Free / Veronica Chambers15
  Crossing to Safety / Jen Marshall23
  Moving In. Moving Out. Moving On / Sarah Miller35
  Papa Don't Preach / Kerry Herlihy45
  Memoirs of an Ex-Bride: Looking Back. Looking Ahead / Daphne Merkin53
IIFor Better and Worse 
  I Do. Not.: Why I Won't Marry / Catherine Newman65
  Killing the Puritan Within / Kate Christensen73
  Houseguest Hell: My Home Is Not Your Home / Chitra Divakaruni85
  A Man in the Heart / Hazel McClay91
  Why I Hate That My Mother Was Right (Well ... About Most Things): Turning into Elizabeth Taylor / Karen Karbo101
  How We Became Strangers / Jill Bialosky111
  Erotics 102: Staying Bad. Staying Married / Cynthia Kling123
  My Marriage. My Affairs / Hannah Pine133
IIIMommy Maddest 
  My Mother's Ring: Caught Between Two Families / Helen Schulman147
  Attila the Honey I'm Home / Kristin van Ogtrop159
  The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was / Hope Edelman171
  Daddy Dearest: What Happens When He Does More than His Half? / Laurie Abraham181
  Crossing the Line in the Sand: How Mad Can Mother Get? / Elissa Schappell193
  Maternal Bitch / Susan Squire205
  The Origin, Procreation, and Hopes of an Angry Feminist / Natalie Angier217
IVLook at Me Now 
  Married at 46: The Agony and the Ecstasy / Nancy Wartik227
  The Fat Lady Sings / Natalie Kusz239
  The Middle Way: Learning to Balance Family and Work / Ellen Gilchrist249
  What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude. The Pleasure of Self-Knowledge / Vivian Gornick257
  The Perfect Equality of Our Separate Chosen Paths: Becoming a Mother. Or Not / Pam Houston265