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Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World
Flux: Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World
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  • Paperback
  • Aug.21.2001
  • 9780385498876
  • Anchor

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At thirty-four, Peggy Orenstein faced a series of dilemmas shared by many women of her generation: She was unsure whether she wanted children, unsure about the impact of motherhood on her career, her relationship, and her sense of self. Why, when women seemed to have so many choices, did she suddenly feel that she had none? After feminist liberation and its subsequent backlash, she realized that women’s lives, including her own, were now in a state of flux. In her latest book, Orenstein looks at womanhood and what it means to be a woman at the beginning of this century. After talking to more than two hundred women between the ages of twenty-five and forty-five, she has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that allows the reader to “eavesdrop”—to get deep inside the lives and choices of other women—and share their thoughts on ambition and power, the...
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At thirty-four, Peggy Orenstein faced a series of dilemmas shared by many women of her generation: She was unsure whether she wanted children, unsure about the impact of motherhood on her career, her relationship, and her sense of self. Why, when women seemed to have so many choices, did she suddenly feel that she had none? After feminist liberation and its subsequent backlash, she realized that women’s lives, including her own, were now in a state of flux. In her latest book, Orenstein looks at womanhood and what it means to be a woman at the beginning of this century. After talking to more than two hundred women between the ages of twenty-five and forty-five, she has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that allows the reader to “eavesdrop”—to get deep inside the lives and choices of other women—and share their thoughts on ambition and power, the experience of sex and love, the meaning of motherhood, what it means to remain single and childless, and how these things influence the way we assemble the pieces of our lives. In Flux, Orenstein explores the half-changed aspect of today’s world and the ways women still struggle to live full lives and to reach a true balance of the personal and professional. With richly textured narrative portraits and extraordinary depth of reporting, this book offers an opportunity to take part in a conversation with women across generations and lines of experience, an exchange that rarely happens these days.

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Published Reviews

Jan.14.2008

Peggy Orenstein’s journey… proved a suspenseful one over roiling seas; indeed, as recorded in “Waiting for Daisy,” her unsparing new personal account, it threatened at times to become “The Poseidon...

Jan.14.2008

It's no small feat to write a page turner that gives away the ending on the dust jacket, but Waiting for Daisy is more than just the Perils of Peggy. Orenstein has written a memoir, a confession, a...