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On Being 40(ish) (Hardcover): Lindsey Mead

On Being 40(ish) (Hardcover)

Lindsey Mead

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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.

General

Imprint: Simon & Schuster
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2019
Editors: Lindsey Mead
Dimensions: 178 x 127 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-1-5011-7212-0
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > Biography > General
LSN: 1-5011-7212-3
Barcode: 9781501172120

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Tue, 11 Jun 2019 | Review by: Omeshnie N

Like the women who penned essays for Lindsey Mead’s On Being 40(ish), I appreciate the ability to neatly box four decades of my life “away” and start afresh. Don’t get me wrong – away is not the precise word, life is a continuum. But I do know what I’m done with and although I’m aware 40 will happen like any other day – there will be no abrupt pause – I feel just a little, tiny bit more mature and a bit more self-assured and a bit more me. Collectively, I’m somewhere afresh and largely this is where Mead’s book is at. These are the voices of women writing for their generation about specifics: life post-divorce, mid-life musings on beauty, friendship, mortality, motherhood, the pressing feeling of “what now”, the pleasure of letting go of hang-ups, and a clarion call to engage with who you actually are.

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