The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier / edited by Cathi Hanauer.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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&#x;s lives today."--Jacket flap.
    • Content Notes:
      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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      HANAUER, C. The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier. [s. l.]: William Morrow, 2016. ISBN 9780062389510. Disponível em: Acesso em: 29 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hanauer C. The Bitch Is Back : Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier. William Morrow; 2016. Accessed January 29, 2020.
    • APA:
      Hanauer, C. (2016). The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier. William Morrow. Retrieved from
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      Hanauer, Cathi. 2016. The Bitch Is Back : Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier. William Morrow.
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      Hanauer, C. (2016) The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier. William Morrow. Available at: (Accessed: 29 January 2020).
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      Hanauer, C 2016, The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier, William Morrow, viewed 29 January 2020, .
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      Hanauer, Cathi. The Bitch Is Back : Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier. William Morrow, 2016. EBSCOhost,
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      Hanauer, Cathi. The Bitch Is Back : Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier. William Morrow, 2016.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hanauer C. The bitch is back : older, wiser, and (getting) happier [Internet]. William Morrow; 2016 [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1

Think of a problem every woman might face: getting older, falling in or out of love, rejoicing in the confusion of hot, steamy passion, and confronting the disillusioning loss thereof. Now think of how women cope with these obstacles or opportunities. Mostly they muddle through by talking to trusted friends, by digging deep within themselves, and by putting amorphous thoughts into concrete words. Fourteen years ago, Hanauer gathered a group of strong women to write about their experiences in the workplace and on the home front, in the boardroom and the bedroom, creating The Bitch in the House (2002). Nine of those original writers are back, joined by 16 new contributors, and all tell their stories, share their insights, provide wisdom, and offer encouragement with wit, compassion, and brutally frank honesty. Like an all-night gab session with one's best friend, these essays shed sincere and searing light on subjects that are often hard for women to face. In doing so, Hanauer and company give voice to topics all too frequently hidden under a damaging cone of silence. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 April #1

Published nearly 15 years ago, Hanauer's The Bitch in the House collected the voices of 26 mostly professional women venting about work, marriage, motherhood, and more. Here, nine of the original contributors, plus 16 new voices, reflect on their intervening experiences while offering more seasoned thoughts on those issues today. Primed to catch new-wave feminism; with a 75,000-copy first printing.

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LJ Reviews 2016 September #1

In this sequel to her best-selling anthology The Bitch in the House, Hanauer brings together nine returning contributors along with 16 new voices to check in with her cohort of women experiencing midlife. The first collection focused on the anger and unhappiness of women struggling to balance professional careers with marriage and family life; this second book explores the lives of women who made significant changes in their lives. The results are mixed. Featured writers are overwhelmingly straight, white women with professional identities offset by a smattering of working-class and nonwhite perspectives, a lone woman with a cis gender female partner, and one trans woman's reflections. Several essays turn on the strength of the author's life partnership, but relationship tension and sexual dissatisfaction predominate. Many of the authors endured years of angry disappointment in themselves and their partners before making often-desperate change. Strikingly absent is critique of the structural forces and cultural expectations that continue to warp our individual experiences of marriage, parenting, and sexuality. VERDICT Readers struggling with unhappiness as wives and mothers may find solace in these stories; those seeking broader political or socialized solutions should look elsewhere. [See Prepub Alert, 3/14/16.]—Anna J. Clutterbuck-Cook, Massachusetts Historical Soc. Lib., Boston. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.