Sunday, May 6, 2012
Between a Rock and a Hot Place: Why Fifty Is Not the New Thirty by Tracey Jackson
In this book, Tracey gives a humerous look at what it is like to be fifty years old today. She explains the pitfalls of menopause and the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, and it's effect on everything from your body, to moods, to sex life. She talks about face lifts and botox and her experiences with those. She discusses the problem that fifty-somethings now have in the job market, discusses what dating is like at fifty - including her experiment with an online dating service a bit remincient of AJ Jacobs' and the fact that when you are fifty, lots more people your age die than when you are thirty.
I like her viewpoint that if you are fifty and your husband leaves you for another woman it is not your fault because he is obviously looking for something that you cannot provide and he is most likely a jerk.
This is a fun read and I highly recommend it.