Being a woman is a complex, multidimensional identity in contemporary American culture, producing varying perspectives on what it means to be educated, feminine, and successful. Angry Young Women considers the relationships between women of differing generations and how societal expectations impact their ability to understand one another. Abandoning the outdated notion that women are bred for a secondary success to men, it is younger women who have the power to radically alter the pace of society.
Released in January 2015, Angry Young Women is Katlin Sweeney's second novel that explores women's issues in a way that applies to both men and women. Both books look at problems that women face on a daily basis and how they also impact men, encouraging readers to reconsider their understanding of gendered issues.