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A Joyful, Chaotic, Unpredictable, Inspiring Day in the Life of Ada Calhoun

Length: 24 mins
Categories: Nonfiction, Gender Issues
3.5 out of 5 stars (44 ratings)
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Follow along as Ada Calhoun and Audible editor Courtney Reimer—both Gen X women living the chaos and joy Calhoun chronicles in her new work, Why We Can't Sleep — go about their busy days to illustrate the universality of the modern midlife crisis. You’ll hear the many sounds of a life fully lived amid commuting, dining, parenting, and preparing for all the obstacles family and career might throw in the way. 

©2020 Audible Originals, LLC (P)2020 Audible, Inc.

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So beautifully done - and so accurate!!

Yes! The Women’s GenX struggle is real. Career, home, kids, marriage, parents, commuting, organizing, etc. This is so insightful and so well done!

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Good read!

I wasn't expecting this but felt it was decent, especially as a free read. it is very true about women managing work, family, friends and other obligations-all at the same time.

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We get it, people are busy; get over yourselves.

And by the way, that is, ALL people are busy, not just women. As a woman myself, I am getting sick and tired of hearing "our" side of things elevated and men's "anything" being diminished. Tearing people down because they are not us and just cannot possibly understand our [fill in the blank here], so we must constantly bring up our "struggle" is not how any of us are going to go on to have fulfilling lives.

All in all, this recording was just...why? Why was this quotidian piece of crap not only made, but offered to the public at large as some sort of worthwhile listen? If the lives of these two women were already so full of obligations, duties, etc, that they are trying to illustrate just how little time they can squeeze in for themselves and their art, let alone their families or careers, then making this completely unnecessary "day in the life of" recording of a privileged dweller in one of the world's richest cities ever was just another exercise in solipsism, a newer version of the selfie, or a quick dinner pic for the Instagram account crowd, and it serves no real purpose.

I did not enjoy this offering, even though it was "free." I have now been burned by enough sub-par "freebie" Audible Original offerings that they are easily overshadowing the few really good ones I stumbled upon. How many worthwhile offerings will now go unlistened-to, since they have pretty much conditioned me to ignore the whole "freebie" offerings of the Audible Originals? Oh well, their loss, ultimately.

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Sooooooo booooooooooooooorrrrinnnnnnggggggggg

I don't get the point of this book.... there's no substance to it. I'm not even sure how this qualifies as a book.