“Eye-opening, well-researched…[Martin] examines from every angle the myth that a well-blended, happy stepfamily is easy to achieve.” source: Library Journal
“There are many ‘how to’ books for stepmothers; this book offers the ‘why.’ Stepmonster combines rich social and historical research with profoundly real accounts and reflections that will resonate with stepmothers and enlighten their spouses, partners, children, and stepchildren. A very impressive work.” —Francesca Adler-Baeder, PhD, Coordinator, National Stepfamily Resource Center
“She’s done it! Martin has told the TRUTH about being a stepmother, backed up with extensive research, interviews, and stories. With deep understanding and empathy for women with stepchildren, Stepmonster will inspire stepcouples, benefiting them and their kids.
I wholeheartedly endorse this surprising, honest, fascinating book and will recommend it to anyone on the journey of stepcoupling, stepparenting, and especially stepmothering.” —Susan Wisdom, author of, http://www.stepcoupling.com
“Her insights are genuine, valuable, and well-presented, and should be taken to heart by all step- and blended-family parents and experts.” —Rosalind Sedacca, CCT, The Voice of Child-Centered Divorce
“Wednesday Martin, I salute you. If you are a stepmother, the husband or partner of a stepmother, or a stepchild, or you simply want to understand more about stepfamilies, read this book. I cannot recommend it enough. And if you are a stepmother, lock your significant other in a room and do not let him out until he has read it cover to cover and then again backwards.” —Confessions of a wicked stepmother, http://wickedsteppiesconfessions.blogspot.com/2009/08/wednesday-martin-i-salute-you.html