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This American ex-wife : how I ended my marriage and started my life

Lenz, Lyz (author.).

Summary: "A deeply validating manifesto on the gender politics of marriage (bad) and divorce (actually pretty good!) in America today, and an argument that the former needs a reboot--from journalist and proud divorcée Lyz Lenz. Studies show that nearly 70 percent of divorces are initiated by women--women who are tired, fed up, exhausted, and unhappy. We've all seen how the media portrays divorcées: sad, lonely, drowning their sorrows in a bottle of wine. Lyz Lenz is one such woman whose life fell apart after she reached a breaking point in her twelve-year marriage. But she refused to take part in that tired narrative and decided to flip the script on divorce. In this exuberant and unapologetic book, Lenz makes an argument for the advantages of getting divorced, framing it as a practical and effective solution for women to take back the power they are owed. Weaving reportage with sociological research and literature with popular culture along with personal stories of coming together and breaking up, Lenz creates a kaleidoscopic and poignant portrait of American marriage today. She argues that the mechanisms of American power, justice, love, and gender equality remain deeply flawed, and that marriage, like any other cultural institution, is due for a reckoning. A raucous argument for acceptance, solidarity, and collective female refusal, This American Ex-Wife takes readers on a riveting ride--while pointing us all toward a life that is a little more free"--

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  • ISBN: 9780593442685
  • ISBN: 0593241126
  • ISBN: 9780593241127
  • Physical Description: 268 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Crown, [2024]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The end -- Just a girl in a country song -- Down the aisle -- Why should I change my name? -- The heterosexual repair project -- The easy way out -- The revenge dress -- Sex after Jesus -- #NotAllMen -- Marriage is a joke -- The bachelorette party -- Finding the night sky -- Burning the dress.
Subject: Lenz, Lyz
Divorced women United States Biography
Femmes divorcées États-Unis Biographies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
Divorce United States
Genre: Autobiographies.
autobiographies (literary works)
autobiographies (literary works)

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