Aging: Your best frenemy.

The Book

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RELEASE DATE: APRIL 4TH

How Did This Happen?

POEMS FOR THE NOT SO YOUNG ANYMORE

This book is for every woman who has faced “OMG, how did this happen?” moments of aging, from ego-gutting recognitions (your mother’s face stares out from your previously reliable bathroom mirror), to nerve-shredding indignities (there are few hours in life less agreeable than those dedicated to the ceremony known as a mammogram – except the ones dedicated to the colonoscopy). And worse.

This is 40 and then some. This is aging: something that happens to other people, until it happens to you. That gray hair. Those apple cheeks puddling into jowls. To bother with vanity or (pretend to) ignore it? The pap smear scare. Cold sweat at the doctor’s and hot flashes at night. Issues cosmetic and cosmic–but wait, how did this happen?

ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE AUTHORS PRESS

SOME OF THE

indignities, absurdities, and revelations

ADDRESSED IN OUR BOOK

Nightly 2 a.m. sweat-fests with new BFFs insomnia and anxiety

 

Bunions

 

Wondering when, why and how you came to be wearing an invisibility cloak

We dwell in possibility—what is aging but living?

 

Being called ma’am

 

That chin hair

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2 days ago
Why Ageism Never Gets Old

"Even as Lycra and yoga make fifty the new thirty, tech is making thirty the new fifty. Middle age, formerly the highest-status phase of life around the world, has become a precarious crossing. The ... See more

The prejudice is an ancient habit, but new forces—in Silicon Valley, Hollywood, and beyond—have restored its youthful vitality.

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5 days ago
UVA Health System

Good advice here, from UVA's own Joann Pinkerton.

Stop using wrinkle cream and spend the money on a massage instead.

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1 week ago
Housework adds 26+ unpaid hours a week to older women's work

Uh, yeah, this sounds about right.
http://www.benefitspro.com/2017/11/08/housework-adds-26-unpaid-hours-a-week-to-older-wom

Out of 47.9 hours spent in paid and unpaid work each week, older men spend 30.1 hours in paid work, while older women only get paid for 21.8 hours of their 48.

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1 week ago
Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

Tell me something I don't know. Like how to get a good night's sleep.
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/11/06/562354635/sleepless-night-leaves-some-brain-cells-as-sluggish-as-you-feel

Scientists have found an underlying reason why it's dangerous to drive when you're sleepy. Brain recordings show cells involved in perception fire more slowly in somebody who has been up all night.

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2 weeks ago
Beyond Harvey: Hollywood's mistreatment of women is bigger than one guy

"Robert Downey Jr., who plays Iron Man, is 52. Ben Affleck, the latest incarnation of Batman, is 45. It's not exactly breaking news that when female actors come even close to that age, they're ... See more

In an industry where actresses over 40 mutilate themselves and disappear, one disgusting exec isn't the problem

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2 weeks ago
Opinion | Sex, Love and the Aging Woman

A pretty dense essay, but payoff comes if you keep reading--the fun and authenticity of "mature" love.

"Unlike the dreamy abstractions of the youthful love in “Romeo and Juliet,” “Antony and ... See more

The idea that older women must renounce the erotic life is a lie that keeps getting told.

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EVENTS

We’ll be hosting a number of events to publicize the book and to start a conversation about what it means to be aging and a female. Keep a look out on our Events page for any coming to your area.

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