Thorndike Press

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

  • Ada Calhoun
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  • ISBN-10: 1432881078
  • ISBN-13: 9781432881078
  • DDC: 305.244
  • Shipping Weight: 1.15 lbs ( .52 kgs)
  • 406 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released January 2021
  • Bestsellers

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Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis 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? 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 contexts of Gen X’s predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss.


Customer Reviews

“Calhoun’s latest will be useful for those interested in feminist theory, especially insofar as it intersects with age and class, as well as a useful resource for people struggling to find balance in their personal and professional lives.”

— Library Journal (starred)

“[A] Bracing, empowering study . . . Women of every generation will find much to relate to in this humorous yet pragmatic account.”

— Publishers Weekly