Glynnis MacNicol

Glynnis MacNicol is the author of the memoir No One Tells You This.
Glynnis MacNicol is a writer based in New York. (Naima Green)

Originally from Toronto, Glynnis MacNicol is a writer in New York who writes online for publications like the New York Times, the Guardian, and The Cut. She is the co-founder of, which bills itself as a "network and visibility platform for professional women from all industries." In 2018, MacNicol published the memoir No One Tells You ThisIt describes the tumultuous year MacNicol turned 40, as she contends with her mother's declining health and comes to understand that the idea that a woman's happiness is dependent on getting married and having children is just a myth.

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In her memoir, No One Tells You This, Canadian author Glynnis MacNicol reflects on turning 40 and the endless societal expectation that women be married and have children by that age. 9:42


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