Two riveting new memoirs offer good girl/bad girl takes on midlife marriage. It’s all here: regrets, rewards, restlessness, ambivalence, comfort, sex, sexual fantasies. And maybe sexual dalliance.
Waiting For What? A Search for Midlife Meaning In 21 Scenes
Playwright Ayun Halliday wrote Zamboni Godot as a female-only take off on Samuel Beckett’s classic that explores inertia at midlife. Here’s the backstory on the play and the novice middle-age actresses who stepped out of their comfort zones to take part.
Sheryl Sandberg’s Second Book Is Far from ‘Lean In’—in a Good Way
Option B: When you can’t “lean in” (or barely stand)
The Pushers: How a Former Hairstylist Turned Her Layoff into a New Business
Kathy Murphy spun job loss, divorce and money problems into a movie deal.
The Enduring Power of the Catfight: A Lament
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