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 OverlookedSpeaking 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 OrderIn 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
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.
- 288 pages
- Why We Cant Sleep
- Ada Calhoun
- 04 November 2018 Ada Calhoun