The Bitch is Back by Cathi Hanauer

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“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, nearly fifteen years later, editor and author Cathi Hanauer has compiled a new batch of passionate, enlightened, often hilarious piecesa provocative and compelling companion that captures the spirit of post feminism with authority, acumen, and panache.

The Bitch is Back includes:

  • Bestselling novelist and poet Julianna Baggott on life as the sole breadwinner in her family of six
  • Pseudonymous novelist Hazel McClay on her low-sex marriage (and how she and her husband continue to be happy with it)
  • Bestselling author—and former skinny girl—Ann Hood on not caring about her weight anymore
  • Memoirist Lynn Darling on dealing with sex and sexuality in midlife, after beating breast cancer
  • Power publisher Sarah Crichton on the joy of sex again after sixty—after being dumped for a younger woman
  • Award-winning author, performer, and NPR commentator Sandra Tsing Loh on her fantasy of living alone
  • Bestselling novelist, memoirist, essayist, and food blogger Kate Christensen on leaving her husband and starting a new life with a much younger man

Plus eighteen more eye-opening, jaw-dropping, truth-telling, no-holds-barred essays about what it really means to be a woman of substance today

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“Real . . . self-knowledge from a wide range of smart women looking back on particular defining moments of their lives with wit and candor.”
The National Book Review

“When the bitch comes back . . . she’s sometimes armed with the wisdom that comes from knowing what is essential, and therefore worth fighting for, and what can be let go.” 

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