An examination and extension of Wylie's ""momism"" as it is hurtled against the American public in Generation of Vipers. This has infinitely more psychiatric value, based as it is on years of psychiatric work, including that in the Army. It remains, however, on a fairly superficial level, and continues the attack on the mother who has not freed her son. Here are the types of mothers and attitudes (self-sacrificing, ailing, etc.); the proxy ""moms"" (governesses, grandmothers); the surrogates of alcohol, homosexuality; the social system which permits such mother love. What your child needs- what type of mother you are, etc. For a general market hard to tab.