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With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson

by Mary Catherine Bateson

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A reflection on the author's parents, one a British scientist and the other the anthropologist Margaret Mead.

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This book was mostly interesting and not that enjoyable to read. The author shared lots of interesting facts and thoughts about her famous parents’ lives. However, I am left frustrated in knowing all that she certainly left out. She wrote this as a scientist and/or anthropologist would, not clearly and openly sharing her feelings about them. So, the reader is left guessing about many issues. ( )
  joyfulmimi | Jul 21, 2019 |
No other book about the legendary anthropologists Margaret Mead and
Gregory Bateson matches the depth and intimacy of this memoir by their daughter.
An anthropologist herself, Ms. Bateson recounts her progressive childhood;
reveals for the first time her mother’s lifelong love for her mentor, Ruth
Benedict; and sheds new light on her parents’ ground-breaking research. With A
Daughter’s Eye is the candid, deeply moving story of an extraordinary family by
the only person who could have written it. ( )
  LTW | Sep 1, 2006 |
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