Between a Rock and a Hot Place LP

Between a Rock and a Hot Place LP : Why Fifty Is Not the New Thirty

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"Laugh-out-loud funny."
--O, the Oprah magazine

"Tracey Jackson confronts the speed bumps of life with wit, brilliant insights, and...common sense....Between a Rock and a Hot Place is more than a good read, it's good company."
--John Berendt, author of Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Hollywood screenwriter Tracey Jackson (The Guru, Ashes to Ashes, The Other End of the Line, The Ivy Chronicles, Confessions of a Shopaholic, and others), delivers a funny, fearless, no-holds-barred look at what it really means to turn 50 today. Offering insight into the joys, hurdles, and life lessons surrounding the half-century mark, Jackson explores topics as wide-ranging as hormone replacement therapy, online dating, lifts, nips, tucks, libidos, finances, coping with death, and preparing for the future.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 26mm | 340.19g
  • Harperluxe
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Harperluxe ed.
  • 0062017950
  • 9780062017956
  • 1,734,003

Review quote

Jackson covers it all . . . with humor and a firm hand. . . . The book is nothing less than what my own grandmother used to call a godsend. --Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times"
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Back cover copy

A funny, fearless, no-holds-barred look at aging--hormone replacement therapy, online dating, eye lifts, and all

As she approached her fiftieth birthday, Tracey Jackson found herself bombarded--at the gym, at parties, in conversations with friends--by a catchphrase on everyone's lips. "Fifty is the new thirty" and the endless magazine articles, photos, and T-shirts proclaiming the new aphorism had apparently bloomed out of a collective sense of denial, masking the true fears of a generation unwilling to relinquish their youth.

With a comedy writer's training and a screenwriter's eye for detail, Jackson skewers the myth in a hilarious, bare-knuckled, and ultimately practical appraisal of what middle age really means today. Turning fifty is a wake-up call--but one that can be greeted with a plan. Between a Rock and a Hot Place navigates, with unsparing honesty and unerring wit, the confusion and uncertainty of the most significant uncharted transition in our lives.
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Rating details

195 ratings
3.09 out of 5 stars
5 8% (15)
4 27% (52)
3 38% (75)
2 22% (42)
1 6% (11)
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