Author(s): Calhoun, Ada
When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that the women around her were miserable, too?
Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern- sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were largely overlooked. Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 'have it all,' Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 'me-time', or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.
In Why We Can't Sleep, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of this predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss-and keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.
About the author:
Ada Calhoun has written for the New York Times, New York Magazine and the New York Post. She is the author of Wedding Toasts I'll Never Give and St. Marks Is Dead, which was named a New York Times Editors' Choice and a Boston Globe Best Book of the Year.
Number of Pages: 288
Publication Date: 20200107
Publisher: The Text Publishing Company
Product Form: Paperback / softback
Dimensions (LxWxH): 232 mm154 mm24 mm
Weight: 378 gr
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