15 Must-Read Books for March

March is a truly dynamite month for books.


The Middlepause, Marina Benjamin

Benjamin’s celebration and contemplation of women getting older in a sexist, ageist society, this one is sure to be a subject of much conversation. “For men, the midlife crisis, if it comes, is less about biology than society…. In my conversations with women, it is the decisiveness and insistence of biology that is the trouble,” writes Benjamin in the title essay. “Aging has punched us in the face like a thug and it has been transfiguring.”