autobiography, lesbians, life changing events, marriage, miscarriage, sex roles, United States, women journalists
When 38-year-old New Yorker writer Ariel Levy left for a reporting trip to Mongolia in 2012, she was pregnant, married, financially secure, and successful on her own terms. A month later, none of that was true. Levy picks you up and hurls you through the story of how she built an unconventional life – reinventing work, marriage, family, pregnancy, sex and divorce for herself from the ground up and then watched it fall apart with astonishing speed.
“Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”—David Sedaris
“A great memoir is not a trip through someone else’s life but a series of long looks into your own. Ariel Levy’s book – grieving, hopeful, painful, funny – is that.” – Amy Bloom