Despite more power and choices than ever before, women are still angry; that's not necessarily a bad thing, as anger is what continues to open the door for change. In this collection, 15 women speak boldly and passionately about choices they've made, about sex, children, love, and work, and explore what's working and what is not. Their essays, always provocative, honest, witty, and wise, are the culmination of the lessons of the past two decades, the 'me' years and the therapy years, the years that have taught women to express themselves and acknowledge their needs. As celebratory as they are critical, these brilliant essays reflect the truth about life.
This audiobook contains the following essays, written and read by the contributors:
©2002 Cathi Hanauer; (P)2003 HarperCollins Publishers
"Thoughtfully introspective, honorably truthful, and candidly self-revelatory essays that feel less like contemporary feminist rhetoric and more like late-night, soul-searching conversations between best friends....The writing is superb: smart, sassy, and honest....[A] must-read for every woman, be she mother or daughter, wife or lover, sister or girlfriend." (Booklist)
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I never write reviews but this was horrible. I couldn't relate to these women. In fact, I hated them. If you are spoiled, self-absorbed and have a sport a healthy dose of self entitlement you may like this book. It was like a marathon of that Housewives of New York City reality show. Less important but equally annoying was the narration.
Mostly, the essays are honest, well written, and revealing. A few are whiny and annoying. To the woman whose chief complaint is that her husband does more than his share: OMG! Are you nuts?
Yes, the essays are thought provoking, so that was inspiring, but the experience of listening to only half of what I know to be The Entire Book also now inspires me to bitch that what is advertised as unabridged is not; it's less than half the book.
Good grief, where's the rest of the book???
"Fun, interesting, loved it!"
I loved these chapters which are like short stories of these women's lives. Each author reads her own chapter, and they are great voices to listen to. I could relate. You will love this audio book. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, makes you think, and leaves a lasting impression. How did they find such good authors? Really really good.
"It didn't solve anything but I'm more sympathetic"
I wanted to consume this hoping to learn how to win an argument; to assemble a "BITCH Blaster" as if it where something I could build and test at home from a Popular Mechanics magazine article. feminism is only briefly mentioned throughout but then in the end as something that was misunderstood. If you want empathy listen to the whole thing but if you want a conclusion that is there the review chapter 15. I was listening at one and a half speed because it suits the expression of the narrators angst but be validated by how irrational angry people seems
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