Compromise Cake by Nancy Spiller on Book Buzz by Janet Walker


“Q1. Has researching/writing Compromise Cakehelped you better understand your mother’s early life and why she failed to find happiness as a wife and mother?

Yes, most certainly.

In writing the book, I came to see my mother’s mental collapse resulted in part from being forced to pursue the conventional woman’s path of marriage and children.

Mental illness can spring from the conflicted mind’s response to an impossible situation, that was my experience in my late 20s, and that’s what happened to my mother, after marriage and motherhood.”

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