Between a Rock and a Hot Place

Between a Rock and a Hot Place : Why Fifty Is the New Fifty

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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."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 287 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 20.32mm | 226.8g
  • Harper Paperbacks
  • United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0061669288
  • 9780061669286
  • 1,510,834

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"Glib, gossipy, and genuinely gutsy, Jackson's take on this middle-aged milestone will have any woman who is 50, approaching 50, or waving bye-bye in the rear-view mirror wondering, 'Who is this woman and how did she get inside my head?'"--Booklist
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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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