• Mom Genes

  • Inside the New Science of Our Ancient Maternal Instinct
  • By: Abigail Tucker
  • Narrated by: Samantha Desz
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (94 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Lion in the Living Room comes a fascinating and provocative exploration of the biology of motherhood that “is witty, reassuring, and takes motherhood out of the footnotes and places it front and center - where it belongs” (Louann Brizendine, MD, New York Times best-selling author).

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 why mothers are destined to mimic their own moms (or not), how maternal aggression makes females the world’s most formidable creatures, and how a crisis like the Covid-19 pandemic can make or break a mom.

Weaving the latest research with Abigail Tucker’s personal experiences, 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).

©2021 Abigail Tucker. All rights reserved. (P)2021 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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I wish I had this before my child

Fascinating and enlightening all about how one’s world gets turned upside down by becoming a mother, in the ways one never heard about. Excellent!

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as an adoptive mother this was helpful in understanding my own experiences. the comparative science is fascinating

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You don’t have to a be a mom enjoy this book..

I am not a mom yet but I have enjoyed listening to every minute of this book. The mom experiences the author references I cannot personally relate to, but they were great conversation starters for the moms in my life.

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Thank you!

I read and listen to this book when my youngest daughter was born at 23 weeks in the NICU. This book got me through the last painful year and Was the most validating and comforting book on parenthood I have read. As a child psychologist I was struck by how well it is written and informed by the science. This is an excellent read!

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Good listen. I loved this book.

I can really recommend this book to all mums and everyone who is interested in DNS and it's mysteries.

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