Ada Calhoun speaking to NBC News: “I was having a really horrible summer. All this freelance work fell apart — three different projects fell apart for totally different reasons — it was my whole income for the next 6 months. I was the breadwinner, I had a stepson going to college and a son going into middle school, and I just felt old, awful and tired. I got a call from an editor saying that she'd been trying to get someone to do a story about Generation X women, and what was going on with us. I really was feeling it so much in that moment so I wrote that story for Oprah.com, and then it went viral. I started getting these messages from women who also really did feel it. That made me feel wonderful. Then, I got asked to do it as a book.”
That book, WHY WE CAN’T SLEEP, just debuted on the New York Times Best Sellers List. Read more about it here, and buy your copy wherever generationally necessary books are sold.
Author Ada Calhoun dishes on writing the book that seeks to redefine the midlife crisis — and the things that keep Gen X women up at night.