Escape from Perfect Madness?

Author Judith Warner on the enormous amount of economic anxiety U.S. families face and how working moms need more public support

Judith Warner's newest book, Perfect Madness: Motherhood in the Age of Anxiety (Riverhead Books, 2005) has a provocative theme that has grabbed the attention of harried working moms. The U.S., she argues, should emulate the French system, which she says supports families economically -- and, in turn, helps them psychologically.

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