The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier

Published 2016
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"More than a decade after the New York Times bestselling anthology The Bitch in the House spoke up loud and clear for a generation of young women, nine of the original contributors are back--along with sixteen captivating new voices--sharing their ruminations from an older, stronger, and wiser perspective about love, sex, work, family, independence, body-image, health, and aging: the critical flash points of women's lives today."--Jacket flap.

First edition.
xxix, 332 pages ; 24 cm
1. Me, myself, and my midlife choices: my way or the highway
Five crucial things the fifty-three-year-old bitch knows that the thirty-nine-year-old bitch didn't (yet) / Pam Houston
Vagina. Notwithstanding / Jennifer Finney Boylan
Gone girl: what I (don't) owe my mother / Anna March
Wrinkles in time. Or not. / Debora L. Spar
What's love got to do with it?: I'm havin' my baby / Lizzie Skurnick
The "other woman" then and now / Kerry Herlihy
Dirty work / Kathy Thomas, as told to Cathi Hanauer
2. Sex, lies, and happy(ish) endings: because this ain't Disney, dolls. It's life
The coming of age: sex 102 / Sarah Crichton
Still in the heart / Hazel McClay
My filthy little heart: Love it? Or lose it? / Claire Johnson
Once a week: take it or leave it / Grace O'Malley
Fifty shades of free / Robin Rinaldi
My war with sex / Lynn Darling
3. To Hell, and to hold
Her life. My life: two women, two worlds / Erin White
Jason, me, and Jesus: the other guy in our relationship / Veronica Chambers
Trading places: we both wanted to stay home. He won. But so did I. / Julianna Baggett
Beyond the myth of co-parenting: what we lost--and gained--by abandoning equality / Hope Edelman
Now there were two / Jill Bialosky
Living alone: a fantasy / Sandra Tsing Loh
4. Starting over
Second time around: letting go of convention (and listening to my mother) / Kate Christensen
What was in it for ME: saying yes, saying no, leaning in, leaning out / Rabia Hussein
Stepping off the scale / Ann Hood
Getting it right the third time. Or wrong. You tell me. / Karen Karbo
Yes / Susanna Sonnenberg
A new life under the ladder / Cynthia Kling.
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