We Should Talk About Why We Can't Sleep with Ada Calhoun
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Calling ALL Gen X women, and those who love them! The Two Jess(es) have the amazing opportunity to sit down for a really honest conversation with Ada Calhoun, New York Time's Bestselling author of Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis. These three Gen Xers get really honest really fast about all the stress of the mental load (pre AND post COVID) the physical exhaustion of middle age, and offer confessions about the weird things they worry about in those wee restless hours in the middle of the night!

Ada brings a fresh perspective, that against all odds, is hopeful for women who are feeling overwhelmed by middle age, menopause, homeschooling, worrying about their wrinkles and retirement. This book is a MUST READ and this conversation is the perfect primer.

Show Notes:
Meet Ada Calhoun!
Ada Calhoun is author of the New York Times bestseller Why We Can’t Sleep: Women’s New Midlife Crisis, an expansion of her viral story for Oprah​.com and a ​“generation-defining exploration of the new midlife crisis facing Gen X women and the unique circumstances that have brought them to this point.”

Calhoun’s last two books, both named Amazon Books of the Month, were the New York City history St. Marks Is Dead: The Many Lives of America’s Hippest Street, and the memoir Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give.

Named one of the top ten memoirs of 2017, Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give was called ​“realistic, loving, laugh-out-loud funny” (Publishers Weekly); ​“graceful, hilarious” (Library Journal); ​“engaging, wise, lovely” (Kirkus); ​“original, engrossing” (New York Times Book Review); and ​“warm-hearted, Ephron-esque” (Washington Post). Modern Love published the book’s first serial excerpt as ​“To Stay Married, Embrace Change;” it reached #1 on the Most Emailed list. The book was featured twice on the Today show and named a ​“Hot Book” by Star.
St. Marks Is Dead, a 400-year history of the New York City street where the author grew up, was called ​“revelatory” (Kirkus), ​“captivating” (Publishers Weekly), ​“delightful” (Wall Street Journal), ​“timely, provocative, and stylishly written” (Atlantic), and ​“an ecstatic roll call” (New York Times Book Review). The New Yorker online published the first serial excerpt, and the New York Times ran this related op-ed about cities and chang

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