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Love and Trouble - A Midlife Reckoning

Claire Dederer

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife. From the Hardcover edition.

From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife. From the Hardcover edition.
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Poser: My Life in Twenty-Three Yoga Poses, a ferocious, sexy, hilarious memoir about going off the rails at midlife and trying to reconcile the girl she was with the woman she has become. Claire Dederer is a happily married mother of two, ages nine and twelve, when she suddenly finds herself totally despondent and, simultaneously, suffering through a kind of erotic reawakening. This exuberant memoir shifts between her present experience as a middle-aged mom in the grip of mysterious new hungers and herself as a teenager--when she last experienced life with such heightened sensitivity and longing. From her hilarious chapter titles ("How to Have Sex with Your Husband of Seventeen Years") to her subjects--from the boyfriend she dumped at fourteen the moment she learned how to give herself an orgasm, to the girls who ruled her elite private school ("when I left Oberlin I thought I had done with them forever, but it turned out ...they also edited all the newspapers and magazines, and wrote all the books"), to raising a teenage daughter herself--Dederer writes with an electrifying blend of wry wit and raw honesty. She exposes herself utterly, and in doing so captures something universal about the experience of being a woman, a daughter, a wife. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Length:

7h 2m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:14


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:30


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:01


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

00:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:59


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

00:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

00:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:54


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

00:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

07:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:28


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:09


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

00:12


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

00:23


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:47


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:08


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:15


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:29


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

00:18


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:47


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:19


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

00:12


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:45


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:11


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

00:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:50


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:35


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:21


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

01:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

00:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:55


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:10


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

00:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:34


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:22


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

00:30


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:14


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

07:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:47


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

07:29


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

00:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:49


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:31


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

00:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:50


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

00:32


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

07:35


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:55


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:19


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

03:58


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:22


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:29


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

00:21


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

07:22


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

07:17


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

00:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

08:45


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

00:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:04


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:40


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

00:12


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

04:49


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:47


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

00:13


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

04:04


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:24


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

00:32