“[I had this moment of realizing] that my life was not something I was just passing the time with until my real life started – my ‘real life’ being a partnership or a child. I had intentionally constructed the exact life I wanted, whether I’d been fully aware of it or not.” –Glynnis MacNicol
When writer Glynnis MacNicol woke up the day after her 40th birthday without a partner or a child and feeling “fantastic,” she set out to understand why there are so few culturally acceptable life narratives for women. And to write a new one.
More About Glynnis:
Glynnis MacNicol is a writer and the author of No One Tells You This: A Memoir (S&S, 2018). Her work has appeared in print and online for publications including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Cut, New York Daily News, W, Town & Country, The Globe & Mail, The Daily Beast, Shondaland, and ELLE.com, where she was a contributing writer. She lives in New York City.
MacNicol is also co-founder of TheLi.st with Rachel Sklar. Named to Good Housekeeping’s 2016 Awesome Women Awards by Shonda Rhimes, TheLi.st has been covered in the NYT, The Guardian, Elle, Marie Claire’s ‘New Guard’, SAI 100, Lucky, Mashable, Fast Company, Refinery 29, HuffPost, and the New York Post.
No One Tells You This: A Memoir (Amazon affiliate link)
Glynnis’s favorite sushi restaurant in Brooklyn: Hibino
The interview with Glynnis about dating that I quoted: “Two Writers on the Joys of Being Single, But Also Sometimes Dating, in Your 30s”
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