Cokie Roberts takes her listeners on a personal and political journey, exploring the diverse roles women have played throughout American history, and the connections and distinctions among different generations of women. On a personal level, each essay is an introduction to one of the fascinating women Roberts has encountered during the course of her reporting career. She also relates powerful and moving anecdotes about the women in her life, like her mother, former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs.
These intimate portraits of extraordinary women become the springboard for more extensive discussions of women's position in politics, business, motherhood, and marriage, as well as other issues. Roberts examines the nature of women's roles, from mother to mechanic, sister to soldier, through the illuminating lens of her personal experience.
Sensitive, straightforward, and perceptive, 'We Are Our Mothers' Daughters' celebrates the diversity of choices and perspectives available to women today and ultimately affirms the bond of female solidarity - a vital, powerful interconnection among all women, whatever their backgrounds.