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Mothers on Trial


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Phyllis Chesler is an Emerita Professor of Psychology and Womens Studies at City University of New York. A best-selling author, legendary feminist leader, retired psychotherapist, and expert courtroom witness, she is the author of fifteen books, including the landmark classic Women and Madness and An American Bride in Kabul, which won a National Jewish Book Award. Dr. Chesler lives in Manhattan and is a very proud mother and grandmother. She invites readers to visit her website,


"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" -- Library Journal in its STARRED review of the revised, 2nd edition of Mothers on Trial "An unblinking look at gender bias in child-custody battles."-- Kirkus Reviews on the revised, 2nd edition of Mothers on Trial "Sure to inspire anger, understanding and action." -- Gloria Steinem on the 1st edition of "Mothers on Trial" "Extremely subversive... It should and will enrage, entice, incite and liberate." -- Kate Millett on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial "A stunning and exhaustive indictment of the treatment of mothers by the modern justice system. Highly recommended." -- Library Journal on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial "No brief review can do justice to the scope or style of her current book, a rich fabric of woven of compelling data from her interviews with warring parents, evocations of myth and poetry, and the transcribed voices of mothers on trial." -- Psychology Today on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial "An essential work." -- Erica Jong on the 1st edition of Mothers on Trial

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