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


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.

  • 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: 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: 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: Midlife Manifesto


Whether it regards financial independence, personal style, relationships, health, spirituality, or making your home a sanctuary, this personal guide will inspire you to achieve the transformation you deserve and create the plan to make it ...

  • Author : Jane Mathews
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release : 15 March 2016
  • Category: Self-Help
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 13 : 9781510702936

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Conquer midlife crisis with this action plan and become the magnificent midlife woman you are! “It is never, ever, too late to change the course of your life... The world has underestimated what we midlife women are capable of.” Have you ever looked at your life and wondered "is this it?" At the crucial halfway point, do you wish you had your very own manifesto to reassert your passion and place in the world? Hilarious, insightful, and encouraging, Midlife Manifesto throws the limelight on the untapped potential of midlife women instead of obsessing over the struggles and crises that come with the 40s and 50s. Whether it regards financial independence, personal style, relationships, health, spirituality, or making your home a sanctuary, this personal guide will inspire you to achieve the transformation you deserve and create the plan to make it happen. Sharing her own ups and downs with candor and wit, Jane Mathews, who is still navigating but also rising above her own midlife crisis, provides a one-stop shop of ideas and resources to motivate you, guide you towards what really works, and supply you with a well-curated toolkit to write a blueprint for your future. With to-do-lists, tips, quotes, and pages for you to actively write on and piece together the real you, every reader will interpret the book differently, creating their own unique midlife action plan.

Book: Instinctive Parenting


With its compelling mixture of entertaining, hilarious firsthand accounts and refreshing common sense, Instinctive Parenting will show you how to do that—and even show you how to retain your sanity, your friends, your sense of humor, and ...

  • Author : Ada Calhoun
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 16 March 2010
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 13 : 1439165734

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Abandon your insecurities. Trust your instincts. Enjoy raising a happy, considerate child. SMART CHILDREARING SENSE FROM THE FOUNDING EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF BABBLE.COM What’s the right way to parent? Any playground or online message board will supply as many opinions as there are adults. Every subject—from sleep training to time-outs to pacifiers—has its supporters and detractors, and every viewpoint can be backed up by a truckload of research and statistics. It’s enough to reduce any new parent to tears, but you can end the madness. Ada Calhoun—a young mother as well as the founding editor-in-chief of Babble .com—provides a complete and completely reassuring guide that will calm your fears and make those precious early years a source of joy. Her simple yet profound advice: find what works for you and your family and ditch the anxiety and judgment. Despite what other parenting books—and other parents—might have you believe, there is no universal “best.” Whether you start solids at four months or eight, whether you co-sleep or Ferberize, whether Junior’s mac ’n’ cheese is Day-Glo orange or 100 percent organic is not nearly as important as providing the few absolute essentials (love, food, shelter) while teaching your little one how to be a kind, responsible human being. With its compelling mixture of entertaining, hilarious firsthand accounts and refreshing common sense, Instinctive Parenting will show you how to do that—and even show you how to retain your sanity, your friends, your sense of humor, and your personal life in the process.

Book: How to Survive Your Husband s Midlife Crisis


Explains how to deal with a husband's mid-life crisis, covering topics including infidelity, thrill-seeking behavior, and financial irresponsibility, and deciding whether or not to continue with the relationship.

  • Author : Gay Courter
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 06 May 2021
  • Category: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 13 : 0399528822

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Explains how to deal with a husband's mid-life crisis, covering topics including infidelity, thrill-seeking behavior, and financial irresponsibility, and deciding whether or not to continue with the relationship.

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: The Little Book of Sleep


The Little Book of Sleep is a beautifully colour-illustrated guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep.

  • Author : Nerina Ramlakhan
  • Publisher : Gaia
  • Release : 06 September 2018
  • Category: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 13 : 9781856753944

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The Little Book of Sleep is a beautifully colour-illustrated guide to achieving deep, natural, clean sleep. Sleep expert Dr Nerina Ramlakhan explains why a good night's sleep is essential in today's demanding, 24/7, technology-driven world, introduces us to the science of sleep and teaches us that the secret of good sleep is to get out of our head and back into our body. Using a unique combination of Eastern and Western practices, including yoga, ayurveda and body-awareness techniques, and with an abundance of invaluable advice and techniques, Dr Nerina guides the reader on their personal journey back to sleep.