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Author Levy, Ariel, author.

Title The rules do not apply : a memoir / Ariel Levy.

Publication Info. New York : Random House, [2017]


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 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    92 Levy,A LEV    Available
 PAS Allendale Branch Non-Fiction    92 LEVY,A    DUE 08-17-20 Billed
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 PAS Hastings Branch Non-Fiction    92 LEVY,A    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    92 LEVY,A    Available
 PAS Linda Vista Branch Non-Fiction    92 LEVY,A    Available
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Edition First edition.
Description xi, 207 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "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.
Subject Levy, Ariel.
Levy, Ariel -- Marriage.
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Young women -- United States -- Biography.
Miscarriage -- United States.
Lesbians -- United States -- Biography.
Sex role -- United States.
Life change events -- United States.
ISBN 9780812996937 (hardback : acid-free paper)
0812996933 (hardback : acid-free paper)

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