As she approached her fiftieth birthday, Tracey Jackson found herself bombarded by a catchphrase on everyone’s lips: “Fifty is the new thirty.” With a comedy writer’s training and a screenwriter’s eye for detail, Jackson skewers that particular myth with a hilarious, bare-knuckled, and ultimately practical appraisal of what middle age really means today. Jackson not only faces the elephant in the room, she puts it under a (very large) microscope, confronting the truth about death, work, and sex in what the French call the “third age.”
Here is what The Queen Bee had to say about it....
| Oh, come on, not the new
thirty? I am so guilty of saying this. I think I say it so often as to convince
myself !! Tracey Jackson tells it like it is and I don't really want to hear it,
but I am listening. She is right, though. No matter how great my hair, skin
& makeup look for "someone my age", there is no way I could keep up with a
thirty year old today. Some days I can't even get out of my own way !
Turning fifty was a life altering experience, as will be turning sixty. Forty didn't bother me in the least. I wasn't ready to change my life back when I was forty. I was just barely ready at fifty proper. Jackson tells us to get ready for the change, but not our mother or grandmother's "change" ! At fifty it is time to change the way we think , more than anything else.
Jackson tells us about her experience with hormone replacement, do I or don't I? Eye lifts..what if I end up looking like a cat? Most of it is hilarious , some of it is poignant but mostly it is honest.
I whole-heartily recommend this book for woman who are approaching fifty and those of us that have gone beyond. It is time to enjoy life and to have a few laughs.
She loved it! Special thanks to The Queen Bee for her, as always, great reviews. Be sure to check out her site HERE (it is fantastic!). Pick up your copy of the book today on Amazon...
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