Gravity Sucks

Gravity Sucks

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Is it OK to wear a bikini after forty? What about peacock-blue toenail polish with bright-white hair and a faceful of slap? If you don't bother with make-up, bosom upholstery and foot facials are you letting yourself go, or just letting go? Just what are the rules for older women, and who on earth makes them? With her trademark wit and insight, much-loved novelist and journalist Maggie Alderson takes an honest look at ageing and asks the hard questions, such as who invented the 'natural-look' nipple concealer, and why? She tackles issues of gravity - the knees like fallen souffles, the ruched mummy tummy - and offers sage advice on what to do if you find yourself in a yoga class with a supermodel. She bemoans the passing of youth, but revels in the opportunities that age offers to be clearer, smarter, wiser and bossier (in the best possible way). If you've had it up to here with being told it's all downhill after forty, this is the book for you.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 137 x 216 x 18mm | 262g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 014300705X
  • 9780143007050

Author information

Maggie Alderson was born in London, brought up in Staffordshire and educated at the University of St Andrews. She has worked on nine magazines - editing four of them, including British ELLE - and two newspapers. For many years she covered the international fashion shows. She has published six bestselling novels and four collections of her columns from Good Weekend magazine. She co-edited two books of short stories in aid of the charity War Child and also, In Bed With, a collection of erotic short stories by well-known women writers. She is married, and has one daughter and twelve pairs of Prada shoes. 'At last we've found her, the female Seinfeld. Warm, witty, wise and well-dressed, Alderson is the haute couture of humour.' - Kathy Lette Visit Maggie's blogshow more

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