The title The Lives Our Mothers Leave Us encapsulates what this book by Patti Davis is about. No matter what a woman achieves in her life, no matter how old she gets or whether or not she herself becomes a mother, she is always and forever a daughter. The Women Whose Stories Are Included . . .Patti Davis, Anne Rice, Carolyn See, Marg Helgenberger, Melissa Gilbert, Carnie Wilson, Rosanna Arquette, Mariel Hemingway, Anna Quindlen, Angelica Huston, Mary Kay Place, Ruby Dee, Faye Wattleton, Julianne Margulies, Lily Tomlin, Diahann Carroll, Candice Bergen, Marianne Williamson, Sherry Lansing, Whoopie Goldberg, Lorna Luft, Cokie Roberts, Alice Hoffman, Kathy Smith, and Linda Bloodworth Thomason.