Cathi Hannauer Bitch in the House

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Bitch in the House

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Women today are supposed to have it all. A fulfilling career, a loving marriage, children, fantastic sex and a beautiful home. Not to mention looking flawless at all times and younger than they actually are. Is it any wonder that so many feel angry, dissatisfied, stressed out? Funny, passionate, angry and provocative, "The Bitch in the House" is a no-holds-barred look at working women's lives today. Here 26 women - ranging in age from 24 to 67 and single and childless, or married with children, or four times divorced - offer details of their lives that they've never publicly revealed. They talk about the choices they've made, their relationships, families, frustrations and hopes. For some the conflicts involve the stresses of juggling motherhood and a career; for others the feeling of not wanting children - or the fear that they've left it too late.

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'My friends and I moaned about how tired we were. During dips in our conversation, I found myself looking at the teenage couple seated at a table, their chairs side by side. They kissed. My friend asked me about my marriage. "Are you guys havingsex?" she asked bluntly. I wanted to laugh.'

Women today have more choices than ever before, yet many women find themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form the premise of this passionate, provocative, funny, searingly honest book in which twenty-six women invite readers into their lives, minds, and bedrooms to talk about the choices they've made, their relationships, families, frustrations and hopes.

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"Starkly revealing .Here is unvarnished truth and more than a smidgen of anger about marriage, motherhood, solitude, and sex." -- Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"THE BITCH IN THE HOUSE is. smart, funny, wise, honest, and very probably.the story of your life." -- Cynthia Kaplan, author of Why I'm Like This

."This essay anthology will offer comfort to real women living real lives" -- Library Journal

."..This essay anthology will offer comfort to real women living real lives"--Library Journal

"What a book, for men and women both. There is no bitterness here, only the eloquence of honesty."--Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle

"THE BITCH IN THE HOUSE is... smart, funny, wise, honest, and very probably...the story of your life."--Cynthia Kaplan, author of Why I'm Like This

"I devoured these essays, and took great guilty pleasure in trespassing into these private lives."--Elinor Lipman, author of The Dearly Departed and The Inn at Lake Devine

"The great thing about The Bitch in the House is knowing how many of us there are out there."--O magazine

"Starkly revealing ...Here is unvarnished truth and more than a smidgen of anger about marriage, motherhood, solitude, and sex."--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"A rollicking, free-flowing, double-barreled think piece."--Hartford Courant

..".This essay anthology will offer comfort to real women living real lives"--Library Journal

"The writing is superb: smart, sassy and honest-oh, are they honest-in this must-read for every woman."--Booklist

The writing is superb: smart, sassy and honestoh, are they honest...in this mustread for every woman. --Booklist"

What a book, for men and women both. There is no bitterness here, only the eloquence of honesty. --Elizabeth Strout, author of Amy and Isabelle"

THE BITCH IN THE HOUSE is smart, funny, wise, honest, and very probably the story of your life. --Cynthia Kaplan, author of Why I'm Like This"

I devoured these essays, and took great guilty pleasure in trespassing into these private lives. --Elinor Lipman, author of The Dearly Departed and The Inn at Lake Devine"

This essay anthology will offer comfort to real women living real lives --Library Journal"

A rollicking, free-flowing, double-barreled think piece. --Hartford Courant"

Starkly revealing Here is unvarnished truth and more than a smidgen of anger about marriage, motherhood, solitude, and sex. --Seattle Post-Intelligencer"

The writing is superb: smart, sassy and honest-oh, are they honest-in this must-read for every woman. --Booklist"

The great thing about The Bitch in the House is knowing how many of us there are out there. --O magazine"

The writing is superb: smart, sassy and honest oh, are they honest...in this must read for every woman. --Booklist"

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Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Ships From Canada. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. 284 p. Audience: General/trade. Book Description: Virginia Woolf introduced us to the Angel in the House, now prepare to meet.The Bitch In the House. Women today have more choices than at any time in history, yet many smart, ambitious, contemporary women are finding themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form the premise of this passionate, provocative, funny, searingly honest collection of original essays in which twenty-six women writers ranging in age from twenty-four to sixty-five, single and childless or married with children or four times divorced invite readers into their lives, minds, and bedrooms to talk about the choices they ve made, what s working, and what s not. With wit and humor, in prose as poetic and powerful as it is blunt and dead-on, these intriguing women offer details of their lives that they ve never publicly revealed before, can. Bookseller Inventory # 9023077356

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Book Description Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.: William Morrow & Co, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Book Description: Virginia Woolf introduced us to the “Angel in the House”, now prepare to meet. The Bitch In the House. Women today have more choices than at any time in history, yet many smart, ambitious, contemporary women are finding themselves angry, dissatisfied, stressed out. Why are they dissatisfied? And what do they really want? These questions form the premise of this passionate, provocative, funny, searingly honest collection of original essays in which twenty-six women writers—ranging in age from twenty-four to sixty-five, single and childless or married with children or four times divorced—invite readers into their lives, minds, and bedrooms to talk about the choices they’ve made, what’s working, and what’s not. With wit and humor, in prose as poetic and powerful as it is blunt and dead-on, these intriguing women offer details of their lives that they’ve never publicly revealed before, candidly sounding off on: • The difficult decisions and compromises of living with lovers, marrying, staying single and having children • The perpetual tug of war between love and work, family and career • The struggle to simultaneously care for ailing parents and a young family • The myth of co-parenting • Dealing with helpless mates and needy toddlers • The constrictions of traditional women’s roles as well as the cliches of feminism • Anger at laid-back live-in lovers content to live off a hardworking woman’s checkbook • Anger at being criticized for one’s weight • Anger directed at their mothers, right and wrong • And–well–more anger. “This book was born out of anger,” begins Cathi Hanauer, but the end result is an intimate sharing of experience that will move, amuse, and enlighten. The Bitch in the House is a perfect companion for your students as they plot a course through the many voices of modern feminism. This is the sound of the collective voice of successful women today-in all their anger, grace, and glory. From The Bitch In the House: “I believed myself to be a feminist, and I vowed never to fall into the same trap of domestic boredom and servitude that I saw my mother as being fully entrenched in; never to settle for a life that was, as I saw it, lacking independence, authority, and respect.” –E.S. Maduro, page 5 “Here are a few things people have said about me at the office: ‘You’re unflappable.’ ‘Are you ever in a bad mood?’ Here are things people—okay, the members of my family—have said about me at home: ‘‘Mommy is always grumpy.’ ‘Why are you so tense?’ ‘You’re too mean to live in this house and I want you to go back to work for the rest of your life!’” –Kristin van Ogtrop, page 161 “I didn’t want to be a bad mother I wanted to be my mother-safe, protective, rational, calm-without giving up all my anger, because my anger fueled me.” – Elissa Schappell, page 195 --This text refers to the Paperback edition. About the Author Cathi Hanauer, the author of the novel My Sister's Bones, has written articles, essays, reviews, and fiction for Elle, Mirabella, Self, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and many other magazines. She has been the monthly books columnist for both Glamour and Mademoiselle, and was the relationship-advice columnist for Seventeen for seven years. She lives in western Massachusetts with her husband, writer Daniel Jones, and their daughter and son. Bookseller Inventory # ABE-866855750

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