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The rules do not apply: a memoir

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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"--
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subject_facetLesbians -- United States -- Biography
Levy, Ariel, -- 1974-
Levy, Ariel, -- 1974- -- Marriage
Life change events -- United States
Miscarriage -- United States
Sex role -- United States
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography
Young women -- United States -- Biography
title_displayThe rules do not apply : a memoir
title_fullThe Rules Do Not Apply A Memoir
The rules do not apply : a memoir / Ariel Levy
title_shortThe rules do not apply
title_suba memoir
topic_facetBiography & Autobiography
Lesbians
Levy, Ariel
Life change events
Marriage
Miscarriage
Nonfiction
Psychology
Sex role
Sociology
Women journalists
Young women