The Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2017
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"In 2012, at age 38, when she left on a reporting trip to Mongolia, Ariel Levy thought she had figured it out: she was married, pregnant, successful on her own terms, financially secure. A month later, none of that was true. 'People have been telling me since I was a little girl that I was too fervent, too forceful, too much. I thought I had harnessed the power of my own strength and greed and love to a life that could contain it. But it has exploded.' In gorgeous, moving, humorous, sharp, and unforgettable prose, with pointillist portraits of a girl and then a young woman coming of age, Levy describes her own ill-fated assumptions: thinking that anything is possible, that the old rules do not apply; that marriage doesn't have to mean monogamy; that gender and sexuality are fluid; that aging doesn't have to mean infertility. This is a searing story, written with humor, brilliance, and insight, that is at once personal and universal -- a story about realizing that life is so often beyond our control, and how we forge ahead despite that. In telling her own story, Levy has captured a portrait of our time, of the shifting forces in values, women and gender in American culture, of what has changed and what has remained"--
Publisher: New York :, Random House Audio,, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
Copyright Date: ℗2017
ISBN: 9780525491934
Branch Call Number: CDA 305.30973 LEV
Characteristics: audio file,CD audio,rda
digital,optical,1.4 m. per second,stereo,Digital recording,rda
4 audio discs (5 hours) : digital ; 4 3/4 inches

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