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It was a glorious fall day on the jewel-green playing fields of my suburban hometown and a fellow soccer mom had just given an especially touching and poised tribute to our sons’ coach—the familiar end-of-season ritual accompanied by gift. Upon being complimented for her sure delivery, Ann turned to...

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Published in: Opting Out? p. 1
Main Author: Pamela Stone
Format: Book Chapter
Language: English
Published: University of California Press 04-04-2007
Edition: 1
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Summary: It was a glorious fall day on the jewel-green playing fields of my suburban hometown and a fellow soccer mom had just given an especially touching and poised tribute to our sons’ coach—the familiar end-of-season ritual accompanied by gift. Upon being complimented for her sure delivery, Ann turned to thank us, adding self-effacingly, “I guess a law degree from Yale is good for something.” Until that moment, I knew Ann as the quintessential stay-at-home mom: kids, dog, husband with high-powered career, active in the community. I had no idea, despite our many chats on the sidelines, before PTA meetings,
ISBN: 9780520244351
0520244354
DOI: 10.1525/j.ctt1ppfrk.5