The Rules Do Not Apply

The Rules Do Not Apply

A Memoir

Audiobook CD - 2017
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A gorgeous, darkly humorous memoir for listeners of Cheryl Strayed about a woman overcoming dramatic loss and finding reinvention, based on this award-winning writer's New Yorker article, Thanksgiving in Mongolia.
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2017
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780525491934
0525491937
9780525491958
0525491953
Branch Call Number: COMP DISC 305.3097 LEVY LEVY
Characteristics: 4 audio discs (5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
digital,1.4 m/s
Notes: Title from container
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