Ada Calhoun presents Why We Can’t Sleep at Books & Books

Jan 31, 2020, 8 PM

From award-winning journalist and best-selling memoirist Ada Calhoun, comes Why We Can’t Sleep, a generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique.

Why We Can’t Sleep began as Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis and felt 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? In her search for answers, Calhoun embarked on the project that eventually became this groundbreaking and deftly researched book.

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.

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