The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, And (getting) Happier by Cathi HanauerThe Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, And (getting) Happier by Cathi Hanauer

The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, And (getting) Happier

byCathi Hanauer

Paperback | September 12, 2017

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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 woman, 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.

"Born out of anger," the essays in The Bitch in the House chronicled the face of womanhood at the beginning of a new millennium. Now those funny, smart, passionate contributors—today less bitter and resentful, and more confident, competent, and content—capture the spirit of postfeminism in this equally provocative, illuminating, and compelling companion anthology.

Having aged into their forties, fifties, and sixties, these "bitches"—bestselling authors, renowned journalists, and critically acclaimed novelists—are back . . . and better than ever. In The Bitch Is Back, Cathi Hanauer, Kate Christensen, Sarah Crichton, Debora Spar, Ann Hood, Veronica Chambers, and nineteen other women offer unique views on womanhood and feminism today. Some of the "original bitches" (OBs) revisit their earlier essays to reflect on their previous selves. All reveal how their lives have changed in the intervening years—whether they stayed coupled, left marriages, or had affairs; developed cancer or other physical challenges; coped with partners who strayed, died, or remained faithful; became full-time wage earners or homemakers; opened up their marriages; remained childless or became parents; or experienced other meaningful life transitions.

As a "new wave" of feminists begins to take center stage, this powerful, timely collection sheds a much-needed light on both past and present, offering understanding, compassion, and wisdom for modern women’s lives, all the while pointing toward the exciting possibilities of tomorrow.

Cathi Hanauer is the author of three novels—My Sister’s Bones, Sweet Ruin, and Gone—and is the editor of the New York Times bestselling essay collection The Bitch in the House. A former columnist for Glamour, Mademoiselle, and Seventeen, she has written for the New York Times, Elle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Real Simple, and other magazin...
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Title:The Bitch Is Back: Older, Wiser, And (getting) HappierFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.83 inPublished:September 12, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“[A]t once thrilling and reassuring. . . . [T]he anger of the previous book has been replaced by a graceful reckoning and the welcome realization that if we’re trapped at all, it’s only within the confines of certain realities.”