Breaking Point

Breaking Point: Why Women Fall Apart and How They Can Re-create Their Lives - Martha N. Beck Sociologist and life coach Martha Beck shares her research interviews with hundreds of women, and discusses how they arrived at various life transformations. With her characteristic good humor and sound scientific method, Beck demonstrates how society demands conflicting behaviors of women (traditional vs. modern) and then criticizes those same women for failing on either side of the equation. This double-bind situation causes many women to reach a "breaking point" in which they decide that it is more important to be true to themselves than to continue the battle.I found the personal stories interesting, and could relate to many of them. Interesting reading for those interested in cultural anthropology and/or sociology.