Ada Calhoun

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

When Calhoun found herself in a midlife crisis, she thought that 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?

Calhoun looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. And she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age. As the generation raised to “have it all,” Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Here, 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.

Call number: 305é2440973 C

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