Saturday's Child - A Daughter's Memoir
Publisher: She Writes Press
• Memoir is one of the top-selling categories of adult nonfiction and adult nonfiction sales have continued to increase while adult fiction sales decline.
• Google searches for the essential mother-daughter relationship, from unhealthy and toxic ones to resilient and enduring ones, top the charts, with tens of millions seeking constant information and answers.
• Most parents compare themselves to the way they were parented. 72% of parents want their own parents to think they are doing a good job raising their children.
• Multi-generational living is on the rise, with feminist grandmothers helping their daughters find the work/life balance they may not have had.
• About one third of women in America have young children living at home; these women will likely compare their parenting style to their mothers, and they will struggle with work/life balance.
• Somewhere between 40 and 50 percent of people's emotional needs were not met in childhood.
• More than ever, families are visiting all-inclusive resorts. The Saturday’s Child’s family resort was a yearly tradition.
• 30 percent of young people are classified as narcissistic according to a widely used psychological test. That number has doubled in the last 30 years.
• Baby boomer women
• Millennial daughters of baby boomer mothers, particularly high-achieving ones
• Anyone who was raised by a narcissistic parent
• Women with complex mother relationships or who felt unloved by their mothers
• Anyone who is an only child
• Anyone who has vowed to parent differently than he or she was parented
• Anyone who has struggled with identity issues
• Anyone who has searched for their authentic self, purpose, and meaning in midlife
• Women who read memoirs