Between a Rock and a Hot Place : Why Fifty Is the New Fifty
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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- Paperback | 287 pages
- 137 x 203 x 19mm | 222g
- 21 Feb 2012
- Harper Paperbacks
"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