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On Being 40(ish)

On Being 40(ish)
 

"Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older... A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond." -Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo Fifteen powerful women and writers you know and love-from t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781501172137
Barcode 9781501172137
Published 5 February 2019 by Simon & Schuster Ltd
Available in EPUB format
Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
Language en
Author(s) Edited by Mead, Lindsey
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ISBN-13 9781501172137
ISBN-10 1501172131
Stock Available
Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
Imprint Simon & Schuster
Publication Date 5 February 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) Edited by Mead, Lindsey
Category Literature: Texts
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: General
Literature: Special Interest
Women's Studies
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Popular Culture & Media: General Interest
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 305.24420922
Catalogue Code 971464

Description of this Electronic Book

"Like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older... A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond." -Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo Fifteen powerful women and writers you know and love-from the pages of the New Yorker, New York Times, Vogue, Glamour, and The Atlantic-offer captivating, intimate, and candid explorations about what it's really like turning forty-and that the best is yet to come. The big 4-0. Like eighteen and twenty-one, this is a major and meaningful milestone our lives-especially for women. Turning forty is a poignant doorway between youth and...what comes after; a crossroads to reflect on the roads taken and not, and the paths yet before you. The decade that follows is ripe for nostalgia, inspiration, wisdom, and personal growth. In this dazzling collection, fifteen writers explore this rich phase in essays that are profound, moving and above all, brimming with joie de vivre. With a diverse array of voices-including Veronica Chambers, Meghan Daum, Kate Bolick, Taffy Brodesser-Akner, Sloane Crosley, KJ Dell'Antonia, Julie Klam, Jessica Lahey, Catherine Newman, Sujean Rim, Jena Schwartz, Sophfronia Scott, Allison Winn Scotch, Lee Woodruff, and Jill Kargman-On Being 40(ish) offers deeply personal, often hilarious perspectives across a range of universal themes-friendship, independence, sex, beauty, aging, wisdom, and the passage of time. Beautifully designed to make the perfect gift, and to be a treasure to turn to time and time again, On Being 40(ish) reflects the hopes, fears, challenges and opportunities of a generation.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review "If you are, ever have been, or ever plan to be 40(ish), you'll find this collection irresistible. Drawn from the experiences of some of the best essayists of our time, ON BEING 40(ISH) reveals that our forties can be the best of times, the worst, the saddest, funniest and often the bravest and most revelatory. This will be the book I give every 40(ish) friend this year. -Ann Leary, New York Times Bestselling author of THE GOOD HOUSE "I'm turning 40 in a few months, so I couldn't have read this book at a more perfect time. It's like a pep talk from your big sister, favorite cousin and wise best friend. These 15 smart, funny women expertly capture what it's like to get older - from forehead wrinkles to work/life balance to discovering who you really are. A must read for anyone 40ish or beyond and a poignant reminder that the best days lie ahead." -Joanna Goddard, Cup of Jo "Charming, relatable and wise essays....Without a hint of preachiness, this is apractical guide to navigating life for anyone who has passed the milestone of 40." -Publishers Weekly "Candid, often charming revelations from a host of articulate women." -Kirkus

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Author's Bio

Lindsey Mead has written for Brain, Child Magazine, QuietRev.com (Quiet Revolution), LiteraryMama.com, and Huffington Post. She received a BA in English from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard School of Business. She lives with her husband and two children in Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Being 40(ish) is her first book.

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