I am glad I read this book when I did. I've spent the past few years reading similar material and this was excellent. Yes, there is scientific data, but there are also stories of women who have been the subject of mothers who have neglected their daughters for various reasons. I enjoyed it! You realise you are not alone and that there is a pathway to healing. What interested me also was how other members of the family dealt with this behaviour. Unfortunately for me I had a sibling who saw the power my mother's behaviour had over me and learned some of these traits which she has also taken into adulthood.