Lyz Lenz, Author & Journalist

Lyz Lenz

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Why wait to be happy? Lyz Lenz was waiting, and waiting. She was married, she had two children, she was building a career as a writer that she loved. But she was in a marriage that was not working. Or, she was in a marriage that was not working for her. Once she realized this – and realized that it was not going to change – she ended her marriage. This started her life.

We are not taking liberties here with her bio – this is taken directly from the title of Lyz’s upcoming book, “This American Ex-Wife: How I Ended My Marriage and Started My Life,” which drops this coming February. Lyz is now a nationally-recognized journalist and expert on politics, feminism, motherhood and ambition, faith and calling out the patriarchy, gleefully and righteously and without fear or favor. This will be her third book examining the structures that seek to control women (her two previous books were on faith and pregnancy/childbirth respectively), which we recommend reading along with her companion-piece newsletter, “Men Yell At Me.” Lyz talks about all of this and more in this candid, funny conversation in this episode of “Your New Life Blend” with host Shoshanna Hecht, including where women can actually find freedom, the power of refusal, and all the reasons not to wait to be happy.

This American Ex-Wife: How I Ended My Marriage and Started My Life
Belabored: A Vindication of the Rights of Pregnant Women
God Land: A Story of Faith, Loss, and Renewal in Middle America

Men Yell At Me

Also mentioned:

I’m a Great Cook. Now That I’m Divorced, I’m Never Making Dinner for a Man Again
It Took Divorce to Make My Marriage Equal
The Tragedy of Heterosexuality, by Jane Ward

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