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|| 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. 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.
|| "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's lives today."--Jacket flap.