Book: Why We Can t Sleep


When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain.

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 13 : 9780802147868

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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 pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being 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 their issues 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 Gen X’s 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.

Book: Why We Can t Sleep


  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Atlantic Books
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 178
  • ISBN 13 : 9781611859010

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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 pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being 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 their issues 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 Gen X's 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.

Book: Why We Can t Sleep


A thoughtful deep dive into the factors of modern life that are keeping women up at night, and why women who supposedly ‘have it all’ are facing a midlife crisis, from the bestselling author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781925923070

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A thoughtful deep dive into the factors of modern life that are keeping women up at night, and why women who supposedly ‘have it all’ are facing a midlife crisis, from the bestselling author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Book: Why We Can t Sleep


  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Release : 07 January 2021
  • Category: Uncategorized
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  • ISBN 13 : 1611854660

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Book: Why We Can t Sleep


A thoughtful deep dive into the factors of modern life that are keeping women up at night, and why women who supposedly ‘have it all’ are facing a midlife crisis, from the bestselling author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Text Publishing
  • Release : 07 January 2020
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9781922268419

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A thoughtful deep dive into the factors of modern life that are keeping women up at night, and why women who supposedly ‘have it all’ are facing a midlife crisis, from the bestselling author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Book: Wedding Toasts I ll Never Give


In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic ...

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 16 May 2017
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393254808

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Seven essays celebrating the beauty of the imperfect marriage. We hear plenty about whether or not to get married, but much less about what it takes to stay married. Clichés around marriage—eternal bliss, domestic harmony, soul mates—leave out the real stuff. After marriage you may still want to sleep with other people. Sometimes your partner will bore the hell out of you. And when stuck paying for your spouse’s mistakes, you might miss being single. In Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give, Ada Calhoun presents an unflinching but also loving portrait of her own marriage, opening a long-overdue conversation about the institution as it truly is: not the happy ending of a love story or a relic doomed by high divorce rates, but the beginning of a challenging new chapter of which “the first twenty years are the hardest.” Calhoun’s funny, poignant personal essays explore the bedrooms of modern coupledom for a nuanced discussion of infidelity, existential anxiety, and the many other obstacles to staying together. Both realistic and openhearted, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give offers a refreshing new way to think about marriage as a brave, tough, creative decision to stay with another person for the rest of your life. “What a burden,” Calhoun calls marriage, “and what a gift.”

Book: St Marks Is Dead The Many Lives of America s Hippest Street


This idiosyncratic work offers a bold new perspective on gentrification, urban nostalgia, and the evolution of a community.

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 02 November 2015
  • Category: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9780393249798

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A vibrant narrative history of three hallowed Manhattan blocks—the epicenter of American cool. St. Marks Place in New York City has spawned countless artistic and political movements. Here Frank O’Hara caroused, Emma Goldman plotted, and the Velvet Underground wailed. But every generation of miscreant denizens believes that their era, and no other, marked the street’s apex. This idiosyncratic work of reportage tells the many layered history of the street—from its beginnings as Colonial Dutch Director-General Peter Stuyvesant’s pear orchard to today’s hipster playground—organized around those pivotal moments when critics declared “St. Marks is dead.” In a narrative enriched by hundreds of interviews and dozens of rare images, St. Marks native Ada Calhoun profiles iconic characters from W. H. Auden to Abbie Hoffman, from Keith Haring to the Beastie Boys, among many others. She argues that St. Marks has variously been an elite address, an immigrants’ haven, a mafia warzone, a hippie paradise, and a backdrop to the film Kids—but it has always been a place that outsiders call home. This idiosyncratic work offers a bold new perspective on gentrification, urban nostalgia, and the evolution of a community.

Book: Wayward


Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America.

  • Author : Dana Spiotta
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • Release : 06 December 2021
  • Category: Feminism
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 9780593318737

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A Best Book of the Summer: USA Today, Town & Country, The Philadelphia Inquirer, BuzzFeed, Real Simple, The Millions, and more. "A virtuosic, singular and very funny portrait of a woman seeking sanity and purpose in a world gone mad." --The New York Times Book Review "Riddled with insights into aging, womanhood, and discontent, Wayward is as elegant as it is raw, and almost as funny as it is sad." --Philadelphia Inquirer "A comic, vital new novel" --The New Yorker A "furious and addictive new novel" (The New York Times) about mothers and daughters, and one woman's midlife reckoning as she flees her suburban life. On the heels of the election of 2016, Samantha Raymond's life begins to come apart: her mother is ill, her teenage daughter is increasingly remote, and at fifty-two she finds herself staring into "the Mids"--that hour of supreme wakefulness between three and four in the morning in which women of a certain age suddenly find themselves contemplating motherhood, mortality, and, in this case, the state of our unraveling nation. When she falls in love with a beautiful, decrepit house in a hardscrabble neighborhood in Syracuse, she buys it on a whim and flees her suburban life--and her family--as she grapples with how to be a wife, a mother, and a daughter, in a country that is coming apart at the seams. Dana Spiotta's Wayward is a stunning novel about aging, about the female body, and about female complexity in contemporary America. Probing and provocative, brainy and sensual, it is a testament to our weird times, to reforms and resistance and utopian wishes, and to the beauty of ruins.

Book: Passages


For decades, Gail Sheehy’s Passages has been inspiring readers to see the predictable crises of adult life as opportunities for growth.

  • Author : Gail Sheehy
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 08 October 2013
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 623
  • ISBN 13 : 9780698138667

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Learn how to better navigate the challenges of adult life with Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller—named one of the ten most influential books of our times by the Library of Congress. For decades, Gail Sheehy’s Passages has been inspiring readers to see the predictable crises of adult life as opportunities for growth. She charts the stages between 18 and 50 as unfolding in a pattern of adult development: once recognized, more easily managed. Passages is an insightful road map of adulthood that illustrates with vivid stories our continuing personality and sexual changes throughout the “Trying 20s,” “Catch 30s,” “Forlorn 40s,” and “Refreshed (or Resigned) 50s.” One comment is continuously repeated by men, women, singles, couples, and people who recover from a midlife crisis: “This book changed my life.”

Book: Revolutionary Witchcraft


From the politically charged origins of the word "witch" to the present-day magical resistance, this bold handbook explores the role of witchcraft in our modern world.

  • Author : Sarah Lyons
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Release : 05 November 2019
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 13 : 9780762495726

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A fiery, intersectional guide for activists and witches alike, Revolutionary Witchcraft is an empowered introduction to the history and practice of politically-motivated magic. From the politically charged origins of the word "witch" to the present-day magical resistance, this bold handbook explores the role of witchcraft in our modern world. Author, activist, and practicing witch Sarah Lyons takes readers on a journey through a leftist history of magic -- from the witch hunts of early modern England, through the Salem Witch Trials, and up to our present moment. Pairing mystical acts, including sigil magic and soul flight, with core organizing tactics, like power mapping and protests, Revolutionary Witchcraft offers a blueprint for building a politically grounded magical praxis. From social justice to environmental activism, this radical reimagining of political activism addresses today's most pressing problems with empowering, inclusive rituals and magical actions. Each chapter introduces a key concept, like dreaming big, experiencing magical initiation, and joining the revolution, supported by a surprising historical case study on the power of mystical action. Full of actionable ideas for magical organizing, and an appendix packed with customizable spells, Revolutionary Witchcraft is the perfect companion for the magical uprising.

Book: A Street Through Time


In a series of fourteen unique illustrations, A Street Through Time tells the story of human history by exploring a street as it evolves from 10,000 BCE to the present day.

  • Author : Anne Millard
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 20 August 2012
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 13 : 9781465407733

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Steve Noon's award-winning A Street Through Time has been revised and updated for a new generation. In a series of fourteen unique illustrations, A Street Through Time tells the story of human history by exploring a street as it evolves from 10,000 BCE to the present day. Readers will see how the landscape and the daily lives of people changed as a small settlement grows into a city, is struck by war and plague, and gains trade and industry.