No One Tells You This by Glynnis MacNicol audiobook

No One Tells You This: A Memoir

By Glynnis MacNicol
Read by Allyson Ryan

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501163135
9.34 Hours Unabridged
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Selected as one of BuzzFeed’s “Exciting Summer Books” Featured in Goop's “15 Books We’re Reading This Summer” Selected as one of Vogue’s “13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer” If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then?This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity, relegated to the sidelines, or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves. Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. She concluded it was time to create one. Over the course of her fortieth year, which this memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she is forced to wrestle with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines. Intimate and timely, No One Tells You This is a fearless reckoning with modern womanhood and an exhilarating adventure that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

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Summary

Summary

A Time Magazine Pick of the Best Memoirs of 2018 (So Far)

A Vogue Pick for Summer

An Elle Magazine Pick of Books to Read This Summer

A Town & Country Magazine Pick for July

A BuzzFeed Books Pick of Exciting Summer Books

Selected as one of BuzzFeed’s “Exciting Summer Books”

Featured in Goop's “15 Books We’re Reading This Summer”

Selected as one of Vogue’s “13 Books to Thrill, Entertain, and Sustain You This Summer”

If the story doesn’t end with marriage or a child, what then?

This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad about this. After all, single women and those without children are often seen as objects of pity, relegated to the sidelines, or indulgent spoiled creatures who think only of themselves.

Glynnis refused to be cast into either of those roles and yet the question remained: What now? There was no good blueprint for how to be a woman alone in the world. She concluded it was time to create one.

Over the course of her fortieth year, which this memoir chronicles, Glynnis embarks on a revealing journey of self-discovery that continually contradicts everything she’d been led to expect. Through the trials of family illness and turmoil, and the thrills of far-flung travel and adventures with men, young and old (and sometimes wearing cowboy hats), she is forced to wrestle with her biggest hopes and fears about love, death, sex, friendship, and loneliness. In doing so, she discovers that holding the power to determine her own fate requires a resilience and courage that no one talks about, and is more rewarding than anyone imagines.

Intimate and timely, No One Tells You This is a fearless reckoning with modern womanhood and an exhilarating adventure that will resonate with anyone determined to live by their own rules.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

A piercing examination of what it means both to love grown-up, complicated women—mothers, sisters, friends, intergalactic princesses—and to be one.” Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author
“Her honest and funny stories…shape an image of contemporary womanhood that is both demanding and gratifying. MacNicol encourages women to make their own rules and asserts that the definition of a ‘grown up’ is whatever you want it to be.” Time
“It’s refreshing to read a book unapologetically dedicated to the fulfillment of single life.” Vogue
“For some, this book will read like an anthem to choosing the single, family-free life; for others, the story is clearly about ambivalence. To me, it’s about both.” New York Times Book Review
“Beguiling.” Washington Post
“Revealing as a three-martini lunch with a smart friend, this candid memoir shows a woman choosing to live happily (if also conflictedly) ever after on her own.” Ada Calhoun, author of Wedding Toasts I’ll Never Give
“The story of a woman living by her own rules—alone—and having the audacity to enjoy it. Glynnis lays bare the complexity of being a woman on her own in the world, in all its heartbreak, humor and, yes, joy.” Jessica Bennett, author of Feminist Fight Club
“Glynnis has written a book that is honest, hilarious, and raw—it misses nothing. Her voice literally jumps off the page and becomes your friend, sister, caretaker, asskicker.” Alyssa Mastromonaco, author of Who Thought This Was a Good Idea

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Author

Author Bio: Glynnis MacNicol

Author Bio: Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and cofounder of TheLi.st. Previously she was the Media Editor at Business Insider and a founding editor of Mediaite. Her work has appeared in print and online for publications including Capital New York, Elle.com, Marie Claire, the Daily Beast, Mental Floss, Outside, Macleans, and AOL Opinion.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 9.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English