No One Tells You This

No One Tells You This

If the story doesn?t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the eve of her 40th birthday. Despite a successful career as a writer, and an exciting life in New York City, Glynnis was constantly reminded she had neither of the things the world expected of a woman her age: a partner or a baby. She knew she was supposed to feel bad ab If the story doesn?t end with marriage or a child, what then? This question plagued Glynnis MacNicol on the ev...

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Title:No One Tells You This
Author:Glynnis MacNicol
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:1501163132
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:294 pages pages

No One Tells You This Reviews

  • paige
    Jun 28, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

  • Kris Patrick
    Aug 04, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

    Just stunning. Beautifully written, and the rare book that only gets better as you read on. I wish we were friends! ...

    DNF. ...

    Clear-eyed, vulnerable, and open-hearted without being maudlin or navel-gazey. And for me, the perfect combination of the relief of seeing yourself well-defined on a page, and a touchstone for the next decade or so of my life. ...

    No One Tells You This has received a fair amount of hype from women's magazines. And ahhh yes, now I see, these are her people - the New York City media world. I expected to relate to her a lot more but it was difficult. I've also accepted the fact that travel writing isn't my favorite...

  • Jess
    Aug 07, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

  • Jordana Horn Gordon
    Jul 12, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

    Just stunning. Beautifully written, and the rare book that only gets better as you read on. I wish we were friends! ...

  • Sharon
    Jul 09, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

    Just stunning. Beautifully written, and the rare book that only gets better as you read on. I wish we were friends! ...

    DNF. ...

    Clear-eyed, vulnerable, and open-hearted without being maudlin or navel-gazey. And for me, the perfect combination of the relief of seeing yourself well-defined on a page, and a touchstone for the next decade or so of my life. ...

  • Thomas
    Aug 04, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

  • Smitha Murthy
    Jul 23, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

  • Ariel ✨
    Jul 20, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

  • Valerity (Val)
    Jul 04, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

  • Morgan Schulman
    Jul 09, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

  • Caroline
    Aug 05, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

  • Sarah
    May 15, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

  • Lauren
    Jul 28, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

  • Starr Waddell
    Jul 02, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

  • Jeanette
    Jul 27, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

  • Lydia
    Feb 18, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

  • Corinna Fabre
    Mar 30, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

  • Franziska
    Aug 13, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

  • Susan
    May 19, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

  • Sophie Shepherd
    Jul 29, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

    Just stunning. Beautifully written, and the rare book that only gets better as you read on. I wish we were friends! ...

    DNF. ...

    Clear-eyed, vulnerable, and open-hearted without being maudlin or navel-gazey. And for me, the perfect combination of the relief of seeing yourself well-defined on a page, and a touchstone for the next decade or so of my life. ...

    No One Tells You This has received a fair amount of hype from women's magazines. And ahhh yes, now I see, these are her people - the New York City media world. I expected to relate to her a lot more but it was difficult. I've also accepted the fact that travel writing isn't my favorite...

    This book felt like hanging out with a friend who you can talk about anything with. I loved it. My only complaint is that I want to know desperately who 646 is. ...

  • Michelle
    Jul 13, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

  • Kayo
    Feb 21, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Mar 30, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

  • Jessica
    May 11, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

  • Robin Bonne
    Mar 17, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

    Just stunning. Beautifully written, and the rare book that only gets better as you read on. I wish we were friends! ...

    DNF. ...

  • Michelle Ruiz Andrews
    Jul 28, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

  • RaeAnna Rekemeyer
    Aug 12, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...

    I appreciate the author?s journey of how she came to terms with being a single woman over age 40. She gradually reveals, layer by layer, how she realized it?s OK to be without a man or children. Her story reminds me of how the grass is always greener. As a single woman without c...

    Glynnis Macnicol eloquently tells the story of a single woman in New York who turns 40 and tries to fit in the conservative expectations of the outside world - it?s her own story. She?s struggling to find her own path between her sister who is about to get her 3rd baby, her mother ...

    I absolutely loved this book. I loved what it said - about women and love and independence and chosen families and loving your mother deeply but not wanting her life. And I loved how it said it - MacNichol is a beautiful writer. Make-you-cry-on-the-plane good. Also, while it touches on...

    A fabulous memoir about a newly 40, childless, single woman in New York learning to struggle, be proud of, regret, love, question, and live the life she has. A truly resonating memoir about being a woman today and finding happiness in being true to oneself. ...

  • Booksandchinooks (Laurie)
    Jul 09, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

  • Shereen Lee
    Mar 07, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

  • Janice
    Mar 19, 2018

    I love this courageous, gentle, thoughtful memoir. Glynnis MacNicol writes about her 40th year, in which she finds herself without a romantic partner or kids. Determined to avoid the stories and stereotypes so often told about single, childless women (e.g., objects of pity, selfish and...

    Glynnis MacNicol was about to turn 40, and all-of-sudden, she began to question her life?s purpose. Up to that point, she?d had it all in her mind- a successful career and an exciting life. But should she want more? Should she want what society says every 40 year old woman should h...

    Not every woman is meant for couplehood, marriage, babies and PTA. And not every woman grows up wanting a life that includes all of those things. On the cusp of turning 40, the author has been thinking about her options and wondering why she isn?t more panicked about being in a relat...

    This memoir isn't just for single ladies- it's for all of us who feel like life is passing us by and we can't see or fathom where the time has gone. It's for those trapped in memories of childhood and times past, feeling as though we are still living in those moments. It's also a memoi...

    No One Tells You This-- is a debut memoir that highlights life of a unmarried single woman without the possibility of a socially expected life that includes a husband and family. Glynnis MacNicol is a full-time writer and co-founder of The List. Her award winning writing has been featu...

    As a single woman over 40 who has chosen not to marry or have children I can't tell you how excited I was to receive this book. It gets so tiresome when people are constantly making you feel less than complete because you lack a partner and a family. Like most of us Glynnis is still le...

    I'm not even sure where to begin reviewing No One Tells You This. This book is breathtaking and poignant to the point of surreal. Glynnis leads by example: by taking readers through her trials, tribulations and moments of peace as partners in her journey, she imparts the kind of wisdom...

    "No one told me about the joy!" - Glynnis MacNicol's explanation of what no one told her about being single and childless in her 40s on the Call Your Girlfriend Summer Books 2018 podcast episode. No one told her about the joy, freedom, or stability. I knew instantly I needed to read he...

    An cool and eccentric story about nostalgia and aging. Would recommend a read if this is a genre you're already interested in, but since I'm not that emotionally invested in memoirs I just found this okay. ...

    No rating. This book was not for me. A mother of 6 asked me to read this with a snicker. Wait until I see her next week! When I have had repeated jaw surgeries (minor and very troublesome birth defect), my largest trouble has been my HUMONGOUS gag reflex. It wasn't tested half as mu...

    Thank you to Simon&Schuster Canada for a free copy of this book for an honest review. This is a very engaging memoir by the author as she comes to some revelations as to the direction her life is going. Glynnis is celebrating her 40th birthday, alone, as the book begins. She lives ...

    5 stars Finally, the kind of smart, feminist, nostalgic, narrative-driven memoir I was looking for! I thoroughly enjoyed this. I can't even remember what fortuitous podcast/article/random Twitter thread brought me to learn about this book, but I bought it a couple days after its pub...

    What is it about July where I am reading books from authors I feel like having a long, extended conversation with? From Katie Heaney to Kyo Maclear and now Glynnis MacNicol, I feel like I have made three new friends. 'No One Tells You This' is not a typical memoir. It's not the typical...

    **I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway, and there several spoilers in this review** This is a very honest memoir that really gives you a glimpse of how complicated life gets as you grow older and how hard it is to know if you've made the right choices. MacNicol describes with...

    The writing speeds along; it's a quick read with many head nodding moments, but by and large I found myself wondering what the book is even about. It seems like the chapters should dovetail chronologically, but I still found the timeline and characters hard to follow. I wonder if it wo...

    Why do I think Sex and the City 2.0 , minus the sex. Lol ...

    Just finished this excellent memoir on, well, everything: turning 40, staying single, losing a parent, caring for yourself, the freedom to go wherever the impulse takes you, uhhhh maybe hooking up with a 28 year-old working a dude ranch in Wyoming (why the hell not?), and building a li...

    I received an advanced reader?s copy in exchange for an honest review This book was really depressing, which seemed a bit counter to the author?s intent. She has an off and on obsessive affair with a married man,, with no real empathy for the wife and kids (they do not get a me...

    The universe, perhaps, brought this book to me at exactly the moment I needed it. Although my situation is a bit different than the author's, I am in somewhat the same headspace. I'm nearing 40 and coming to terms with that fact that I'll most likely never meet someone that I grow old ...

    Won in the First Reads giveaway. This made me seek out articles by Glynnis MacNicol, I hope she writes more books. I don't know how to review a memoir that I liked by a person I think is really cool. I hope to return to it when I'm 40 (in 13 years, which is strange but not too scary...

    I very much enjoyed this book of a woman seeking to define herself outside the usual, expected societal parameters. It was insightful, well-written and entertaining. ...