The Bitch in the House by Cathi Hanauer audiobook

The Bitch in the House: 26 Women Tell the Truth about Sex, Solitude, Work, Motherhood, and Marriage

By various authors
Read by Cathi Hanauer

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Despite more power and choices than ever before, women are still angry -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, as anger is what continues to open the door for change. In this collection, 15 women speak boldly and passionately about choices they've made -- about sex, children, love and work -- and explore what's working and what is not. Their essays -- always provocative, honest, witty and wise -- are the culmination of the lessons of the past two decades, the ‘me' years and the therapy years, the years that have taught women to express themselves and acknowledge their needs. As celebratory as they are critical, these brilliant essays reflect the truth about life. Audio contains the following essays, written and read by the contributors: Introduction -- Cathi Hanauer Getting the Milk for Free -- Veronica Chambers Crossing to Safety -- Jen Marshall Moving In. Moving Out. Moving On. -- Sarah Miller Papa Don't Preach -- Kerry Herlihy I Do. Not.: Why I Won't Marry -- Catherine Newman Killing the Puritan Within -- Kate Christensen My Mother's Ring: Caught Between Two Families -- Helen Schulman Attila the Honey I'm Home -- Kristin van Ogtrop The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was. -- Hope Edelman Daddy Dearest: What Happens When He Does More Than His Half? -- Laurie Abraham Crossing the Line in the Sand: How Mad Can Mother Get? -- Elissa Schappell Married at 46: The Agony and the Ecstacy -- Nancy Wartik The Fat Lady Sings -- Natalie Kusz What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude.The Pleasure of Self-Knowledge. -- Vivian Gornick

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Summary

Summary

Despite more power and choices than ever before, women are still angry -- that's not necessarily a bad thing, as anger is what continues to open the door for change. In this collection, 15 women speak boldly and passionately about choices they've made -- about sex, children, love and work -- and explore what's working and what is not. Their essays -- always provocative, honest, witty and wise -- are the culmination of the lessons of the past two decades, the ‘me' years and the therapy years, the years that have taught women to express themselves and acknowledge their needs. As celebratory as they are critical, these brilliant essays reflect the truth about life.

Audio contains the following essays, written and read by the contributors:

Introduction -- Cathi Hanauer

Getting the Milk for Free -- Veronica Chambers

Crossing to Safety -- Jen Marshall

Moving In. Moving Out. Moving On. -- Sarah Miller

Papa Don't Preach -- Kerry Herlihy

I Do. Not.: Why I Won't Marry -- Catherine Newman

Killing the Puritan Within -- Kate Christensen

My Mother's Ring: Caught Between Two Families -- Helen Schulman

Attila the Honey I'm Home -- Kristin van Ogtrop

The Myth of Co-Parenting: How It Was Supposed to Be. How It Was. -- Hope Edelman

Daddy Dearest: What Happens When He Does More Than His Half? -- Laurie Abraham

Crossing the Line in the Sand: How Mad Can Mother Get? -- Elissa Schappell

Married at 46: The Agony and the Ecstacy -- Nancy Wartik

The Fat Lady Sings -- Natalie Kusz

What Independence Has Come to Mean to Me: The Pain of Solitude.The Pleasure of

Self-Knowledge. -- Vivian Gornick

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Author

Author Bio: Cathi Hanauer

Author Bio: Cathi Hanauer

Cathi Hanauer is the bestselling author of The Bitch in the House and the author of several novels including My Sister’s Bones, Gone, and Sweet Ruin. She 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.

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Author Bio: Laurie Abraham

Author Bio: Laurie Abraham

Laurie Abraham is a freelance writer, senior editor of Elle magazine, and the author of Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America. Formerly the executive editor of Elle, she has written for New York magazine, the New York Times, Mother Jones, and many other publications. Her work is also included in Best American Essays 2006, as well as the original collections The Bitch in the House, Maybe Baby, and The Secret Currency of Love. Abraham has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s in law from Yale University.

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Author Bio: Jill Bialosky

Author Bio: Jill Bialosky

Jill Bialosky is the author of novels, memoirs, and several poetry collections. Her History of a Suicide: My Sister’s Unfinished Life was named one of the ten best works of nonfiction by Entertainment Weekly. She is currently an editor at W. W. Norton & Company and lives in New York City.

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Author Bio: Catherine Newman

Author Bio: Catherine Newman

Catherine Newman is the author of the memoir Waiting For Birdy. She is the etiquette columnist for Real Simple magazine, a regular contributor to the New York Times Motherlode blog, and editor-in-chief of the James Beard Award winning kids cooking magazine ChopChop. She lives in Amherst, Massachusetts with her family.

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Author Bio: Sarah Miller

Author Bio: Sarah Miller

Sarah Miller has written many young adult novels, including Inside the Mind of Gideon Rayburn and The Other Girl. She has also written for magazines, including Details, Men’s Health, Glamour, Mademoiselle, TV Guide, and Philadelphia Weekly.

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Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Author Bio: Veronica Chambers

Veronica Chambers is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed memoir Mama’s Girl and coauthor with Marcus Samuelsson of the New York Times bestseller Yes, Chef. She is also coauthor of Robin Roberts’ bestselling memoir, Everybody’s Got Something. A contributor to several anthologies, including the bestselling Bitch in the House, she has also been a senior editor at the New York Times Magazine, Glamour, and Newsweek. She is a JSK Knight Fellow at Stanford.

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Author Bio: Karen Karbo

Author Bio: Karen Karbo

Karen Karbo is the author of three novels, all of which were New York Times Notable Books; several nonfiction books, including The Stuff of Life, a People magazine Critic’s Choice; and a few books for young adults. Her essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Outside, Elle, and Vogue.

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Author Bio: Kate Christensen

Author Bio: Kate Christensen

Kate Christensen is the author of six novels. The Great Man won the 2008 PEN/Faulkner Award. She has published reviews and essays in numerous publications, most recently the New York Times Book Review, Bookforum, O, Elle, and Gilt Taste. She writes an occasional drinks column for the Wall Street Journal called “With a Twist.”

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Author Bio: Helen Schulman

Author Bio: Helen Schulman

Helen Schulman is the author of the novels A Day at the Beach, P. S., The Revisionist, and Out of Time, and the short-story collection Not a Free Show. Her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Time, Vogue, GQ, Paris Review, and the New York Times Book Review. She is an associate professor of writing at the New School and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Author Bio: Elissa Schappell

Author Bio: Elissa Schappell

Elissa Schappell is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair where she writes the “Hot Type” book column, a former senior editor of theParis Review, and co-founder and now editor-at-large of Tin House magazine. She lives in Brooklyn.

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Author Bio: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Author Bio: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is the author of the bestselling novels Queen of Dreams, Mistress of Spices, Sister of My Heart, and The Vine of Desire, and of the prizewinning story collections Arranged Marriage and The Unknown Errors of Our Lives. She lives in Houston, Texas, and is the Betty and Gene McDavid Professor of Writing at the University of Houston Creative Writing Program.

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Author Bio: Daphne Merkin

Author Bio: Daphne Merkin

Daphne Merkin, a former staff writer for the New Yorker, is a regular contributor to Elle. Her writing frequently appears in the New York Times, Bookforum, Departures, Travel & Leisure, W, Vogue, and other publications. Merkin has taught writing at the 92nd Street Y, Marymount, and Hunter College. She lives in New York City.

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Author Bio: Natalie Angier

Author Bio: Natalie Angier

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Author Bio: Ellen Gilchrist

Author Bio: Ellen Gilchrist

Ellen Gilchrist is the critically acclaimed author of ten previous books, including the National Book Award–winning Victory Over Japan. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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Author Bio: Pam Houston

Author Bio: Pam Houston

Pam Houston is the prize-winning author of Contents May Have Shifted, among other books. She is professor of English at the University of California-Davis and lives on a ranch at 9,000 feet in Colorado near the headwaters of the Rio Grande.

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Author Bio: Hope Edelman

Author Bio: Hope Edelman

Hope Edelman is the author of five nonfiction books, including the bestsellers Motherless Daughters and Motherless Mothers. A graduate of the University of Iowa’s Nonfiction Writing Program, she has published articles, essays, and reviews in numerous magazines and anthologies. She lives in Topanga, California, with her husband and two daughters.

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Author Bio: various authors

Author Bio: various authors

Details

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 5.44
Audience: Adult
Language: English