Why we can't sleep : women's new midlife crisis (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Why we can't sleep : women's new midlife crisis

Author: Ada Calhoun
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2020. ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic editionView all editions and formats
"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 other Generation X women 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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Popular Work
Self-help publications
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ada Calhoun
ISBN: 9780802147851 0802147852 9781611854671 1611854679
OCLC Number: 1103982575
Description: xii, 267 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Possibilities create pressure --
The doldrums --
The caregiving rack --
Job instability --
Money panic --
Decision fatigue --
Single, childless --
After the divorce --
Perimenopause --
The very filtered profile picture --
New narratives --
Appendix: a midlife crisis mixtape.
Other Titles: Why we cannot sleep
Responsibility: Ada Calhoun.


A much-needed exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Generation X women and the unique circumstances that have brought them to this point.  Read more...


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Candid and engaging. [Calhoun] is a funny, smart, compassionate narrator... I admired her insistence on taking women's concerns seriously. -- Curtis Sittenfeld * New York Times Book Review * An Read more...

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