Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis


      Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
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 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. New Download [ Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis ] Author [ Ada Calhoun ] – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Award winning journalist Ada Calhoun is the author of the NYC history St Marks Is Dead, chosen by Kirkus and the Boston Globe as one of the best books of 2015 the essay collection Wedding Toasts I ll Never Give, named by W magazine one of the best 10 memoirs of 2017 and Why We Can t Sleep Women s New Midlife Crisis, coming out January, 7, 2020.

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  • Hardcover
  • 288 pages
  • Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
  • Ada Calhoun
  • 19 February 2018
  • 0802147852

10 thoughts on “ Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis

  1. says:

    Sleepy Can t sleep Wonder about others sleeping habits The author primarily focuses on Generation X women.but.if you find yourself awake in the middle of the night.you won t feel alone after reading this book Ha I read this during the middle of the night.Ada Calhoun did her research She interviewed thousands of women around the country We get insights about what concerns Generation X womensingle women divorce women women with or without children women working three Sleepy Can t sleep Wonder about others sleeping habits The author primarily focuses on Generation X women.but.if you find yourself awake in the middle of the night.you won t feel alone after reading this b...

  2. says:

    I cannot believe I was blessed to read this AMAZING book before it was formally released I was invited to read this book through NetGalley Ada Calhoun s Why We Can t Sleep has become my bible, my battle cry, my feminist go to book for women my age I got so much out of reading this book The very second I picked up this book I literally absorbed each and every word and got angrier in the...

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    I was lucky to receive an early copy of this book from Edelweiss I have read a lot of books about women in today s society, but never one that examined the problem from a generational lens I did my master s research paper on generations in the workplace, specifically the library, and it was really interesting to get a new perspective on it Calhoun is a member of Generation X, and so the book focuses mostly on that generation, but there is plenty of context from the other generations as well I was lucky to receive an early copy of this book from Edelweiss I have read a lot of books about women in today s society, but never one that examined the problem from a generational lens I did my master s research paper on generations in the workplace, specifically the library, and it was really interesting to get a new perspective on it Calhoun is a member of Generation X, and so the book focuses mostly on that generation, but there is plenty of context from the other generations as well It was a really eye opening way to look at the multiple disconnects in American middle class society, and the takeaway is also that Gener...

  4. says:

    When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from NetG...

  5. says:

    A searing exploration of stresses that keep GenX women up at night literally and metaphorically , I raced through this book, which completely resonated So, so grateful to have received an early copy of WHY WE CAN T SLEEP Women s New Midlife Crisis Grove Atlantic, 2020 by memoirist journalist Ada Calhoun I was feeling especially down the day it arrived you know, that existential angst and was immediately gleeful after reading the book s description we are a group of women with outward A searing exploration of stresses that keep GenX women up at night li...

  6. says:

    You come to this place, midlife You don t know how you get here, but suddenly you re staring 50 in the face Yes this was me 6 years ago when i turned the big 5 0 and I knew this book was written about me Especially with the title as I have not slept good in YEARS But this book isabout the facts of being in the Generation X group of women which according to this book, I miss it by a year since I was born in 1963 I found myself skimming large sections because I was losing interest You come to this place, midlife You don t know how you get here, but suddenly you re staring 50 in the f...

  7. says:

    I had the opportunity to read an early release copy thanks to NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I wasn t sure what to expect from this book and kept pushing it to the bottom of my to read list Once I began reading, it was difficult to put down While I technically fall just out of the GenX range, being on the cusp, I could relate to virtually everything From being a latch key, self raising kid to the struggle with success, failure, and dare I say it, menopause The book is a I had the opportunity to read an early release copy thanks to NetGalley in exchange for an honest review I wasn t sure what to expect from this ...

  8. says:

    Witty, well researched, and full of compassion, Ada Calhoun s book about Gen X women s midlife crises issues concerns hits home If you re a Gen X woman, you will find here someone who watched all the same TV shows, listened to all the same music, and had all the same fears as you did growing up She ll show you how growing up in the 1970s and 1980s affects some of the things you may be facing now that you re in your forties And she offers strategies for dealing with such varied things as Witty, well researched, and full of compassion, Ada Calhoun s book about Gen X women s midlife crises issues concerns hits home If you re a Gen X woman, you will find here someone who watched all the same TV shows, listened to all the same music, and had all the same fears as you did growing up She ll show you how growing up in the 1970s and 1980s affects some of the things you may be facing now that you re in your forties And she offers strategies for dealing with such varied things as pre menop...

  9. says:

    I received a free ARC of this book through Netgalley.From the title of this book, you might think it s about sleep, but really the focus ison what are the biggest worries of the Generation X The author is only a year older than me so being in the same cohort, it was reassuring...

  10. says:

    Reading Why We Can t Sleep by Ada Calhoun felt like I was reading a biography of my own life The main premise of the book examines that current life trajectories of women from Generation X born 1965 1980 Women in Generation X are the first to deal with new expectations, due to the great strides achieved by women of earlier generations For example, the ability to work outside the home and have children was normalized, but for Gen X women the expectation is that we WILL do both As Calhoun so Reading Why We Can t Sleep by Ada Calhoun felt like I was reading a biography of my own life The main premise of the book examines that current life trajectories of women from...

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