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Mom Genes: Inside The New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

Mom Genes: Inside The New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

Written by Abigail Tucker

Narrated by Samantha Desz


Mom Genes: Inside The New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct

Written by Abigail Tucker

Narrated by Samantha Desz

ratings:
5/5 (5 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Released:
Apr 27, 2021
ISBN:
9781797120102
Format:
Audiobook

Description

“For anyone who is a mother, or who has a mother, [Mom Genes] is an eye-opening tour through the biology and psychology of a role that is at once utterly ordinary and wondrously strange.” —Annie Murphy Paul, author of Origins

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood.

Everyone knows how babies are made, but scientists are only just beginning to understand the making of a mother. Mom Genes reveals the hard science behind our tenderest maternal impulses, tackling questions such as whether a new mom’s brain ever really bounces back, why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), and how maternal aggression makes females the world’s most formidable creatures.

Part scientific odyssey, part memoir, Mom Genes weaves the latest research with Abigail Tucker’s personal experiences to create a delightful, surprising, and poignant portrait of motherhood. It’s vital reading for anyone who has ever wondered what rocks the hand that rocks the cradle.
Released:
Apr 27, 2021
ISBN:
9781797120102
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Abigail Tucker’s work has been featured in the Best American Science and Nature Writing series. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Lion in the Living Room: How House Cats Tamed Us and Took Over the World, named a Best Science Book of 2016 by Library Journal and Forbes, now translated into thirteen languages. A correspondent for Smithsonian magazine, she lives in New Haven, Connecticut, with her husband and four (equally amazing) children.


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  • (5/5)
    Very well informed update in this area by a particularly skilled, compassionate, and upbeat author.
  • (5/5)
    This extraordinary book explores surprising new discoveries about the neuroscience of motherhood. It's a book for everyone who is a parent or is considering becoming one. It's also a book for policymakers interested in building better, more productive, more competitive, and more compassionate societies.

    Thanks, NetGalley, for the ARC I received. This is my honest and voluntary review.