Jen Mann, Rachel Lindsay, and Aimée Lutkin
On the Podcast: Jen Mann, Rachel Lindsay, and Aimée Lutkin

In this episode, meet blogger Jen Mann, author of Midlife Bites, attorney, podcaster, and former Bachelorette star Rachel Lindsay, author of Miss Me With That, and writer, director, and performer Aimée Lutkin, author of The Lonely Hunter.

Listen in to hear what motivated Jen Mann to write her darkly funny examination of “the female midlife crisis,” Rachel Lindsay on her off-camera life and the importance of political engagement and protest, and Aimée Lutkin on our culture’s deep bias against the uncoupled, and why people can be single forever—and that’s okay. Plus, hear these authors’ stories from the audiobook recording booth.

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Author: Jen Mann
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Jen Mann had what appeared to be the perfect life: a successful career, a devoted husband, kids who weren’t total jerks. So imagine her surprise when, at forty-seven years old, a midlife crisis came for her. Midlife Bites is a smart, personal, darkly funny examination of what it’s like to be a woman at the crossroads, written and read with Jen’s trademark wit and honesty.

In Miss Me With That, The Bachelor‘s first Black Bachelorette Rachel Lindsay shares a wide range of essays about her experience on the ABC hit show. She reveals everything about her life off-camera, and brings a sharp wit and keen intellect to weigh in on the lack of diversity in reality television and the importance of political engagement, protest, and the Black Lives Matter movement.

When can we say we’ll be single forever—and that’s okay? Aimée Lutkin questions our society’s pathologizing of loneliness in The Lonely Hunter, a stirring account of one woman’s experience of being alone and a revealing exposé of our culture’s deep biases against the uncoupled. Blazingly smart, insightful, and full of heart, this is a book for anyone determined to make, follow, and break their own rules.

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