Psychological Book Review:

Rebecca Wells Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Culture and generational attitudes may separate them. Memories of physical abuse may be painful and real. Geography may keep them apart -- to say nothing of nasty quotations out of context by Northern reporters -- but mothers and daughters, particularly Southern mothers and daughters have an indissoluble bond -- as do Southern women friends. Although Southern girls may rebel, they always do so in reaction to their mother's value structures, and thus they remain frozen in the dialectic of ladylikeness vs. being a free and wild woman. Being a wild woman and getting the man you deserve, of course, though will always win out. Or, so suggests Rebecca Wells' Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.

The best selling book, later made into a popular film, tells the story of Vivi and Siddalee Walker, two Southern women, a mother and...
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