The Naked Truth about Middle-Aged Womanhood in America

The truth is…I’ve earned more with my naked female body than I have as a (clothed) woman with two degrees, three published novels and years of experience in my industry. The truth is…when they said “all you need to teach is a book and an MFA,” they were lying. The truth is…I’m 48 and staring into the abyss, worrying about losing my home, fearing for my future, wondering if I’m going to end up eating cat food while doddering about my room in a pay-by-the-day residential hotel, wearing a shitty polyester housecoat, fending off roaches and lamenting my fizzled-out…