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Stepmonster is a reconsideration of stepfamily dynamics from the perspective of the stepmother. Synthesizing recent sociological, anthropological and psychological literature, Stepmonster also offers historical and cultural analysis of the wicked stepmother myth; insights on stepmothering across cultures and in our evolutionary prehistory; and analysis of contemporary media and popular culture. Avoiding oversimplistic "advice," Stepmonster offers a uniquely comprehensive consideration of the complexities of the stepmother--as cultural signifier, literary creation, and real person.