MamaBlogger365 – Great reviews for Dr. Phyllis Chesler’s Mothers on Trial

Lighting strikes twice!

Twenty-five years after its initial publication, Dr. Phyllis Chesler‘s groundbreaking book, Mothers On Trial: the Battle for Children and Custody, will be reissued by Lawrence Hill Books on July 1, updated and revised with seven new chapters, a new introduction and a new resources section, and it’s being as warmly received and highly lauded as it was in 1986.

Chesler presents sobering statistics and real mothers’ accounts of how poorly women and families fare in custody cases, adding advice for readers and moms plus resources for moms facing this fight.

Library Journal gave it a starred review: “Heavily documenting her book with legal precedent, expert input, and studies, Chesler makes her case with all of her zeal intact. Fresh, [and] timely content”

Gloria Steinem called it, “Sure to inspire anger, understanding and action.”

Kirkus Reviews (July 2011) calls this edition, “a compelling and well-researched update of her 1986 landmark title,” adding, “Chesler sheds light in corners that must be explored.”

It’s a stark and brutal reminder that no matter how far we think we’ve come, we still have a long way to go.

Click here to see an excerpt of the book.

Click here to buy the book.

Photo by Yona Werver

About Dr. Chesler: Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Women’s Studies at City University of New York. She is an author, psychotherapist and an expert courtroom witness. She has lectured and organized political, legal, religious and human rights campaigns in the United States and in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East. A popular guest on campuses and in national and international print, television, radio and online media, she has been an expert commentator on the major events of our time. She has lived in Kabul, Afghanistan, and in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. She currently resides in Manhattan.

Dr. Chesler is co-founder of the still ongoing Association for Women in Psychology (1969) and the National Women’s Health Network (1974), and is a charter member of the Women’s Forum (1973-74). She is a charter member of the Veteran Feminists of America, a founder and Board member of the International Committee for the Women of the Wall (1989), as well as an affiliated Professor with Haifa and Bar Ilan Universities.

Dr. Chesler’s thirteen books and thousands of articles and speeches have inspired people on many diverse issues.

She also serves on the Museum of Motherhood’s Board of Directors’ Academic Committee.

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