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The Bitch is Back
Older, Wiser, and (Getting) Happier
Edited by Cathi Hanauer

William Morrow Paperbacks
September 12, 2017/ ISBN 0062389521
Nonfiction / Sociology /Relationships -- Reprint Edition

Reviewed by Nicole Merritt


The truth is that I have not read Hanauer’s previous work, The Bitch is in the House. Honestly I don’t think you have to, to get this one. If you have, then this is the sequel you’ve been waiting fifteen years for. I am sure that probably somewhere in time I have read her columns in the noteworthy magazines, Glamour, Mademoiselle, and Seventeen. So her style of writing this anthology will definitely hit a chord with many women of that era.

What you will find here is a healthy look at women -- their views, unadulterated and honest. Some of the women are writers, but all of these women are smart, decisive and making choices. This book is the sequel that goes on to tell the stories of over twenty post- feminist women fifteen years later. It is a divergent digest of the midlife crisis that called to all and how these women dealt with the question, “What now?”

These older, wiser women having dealt with growing pains, have now settled into themselves and can candidly talk about the real issues: weight, commitment, or not, sex and so much more without regret or remorse.

I enjoyed the anecdotes, warmth and the sense of power behind every story. And I am sure you will, too. It’s a hard history lesson with a warm blanket and hot toddy kind of book. Curl up and cringe! Lol.

Reviewed 2017